Some films about Art

Another film post from 2013 that hardly anyone has seen. This time it is about famous artists whose lives were filmed.

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You know the old  quote, ‘I don’t know much about Art, but I know what I like!’ Well, I only know a bit about Art, but quite a lot about films. Here are some suggestions that manage to combine the two, providing visual delights, exciting action, and some great acting in the process.

Caravaggio. Whatever you think of the controversial English film-maker, Derek Jarman, don’t let it put you off this 1986 work. Despite the quirky additions to the story, ( a typewriter in 17th Century Italy!) strong performances by a very good cast make this well-worth watching. The story of Carvaggio is told both on film, and by his paintings. His love interest, played by a younger Sean Bean, is an integral part of the plot also, with Bean taking hold of the film for the most part, and overshadowing Nigel Terry, in the lead role. What makes it…

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17 thoughts on “Some films about Art

  1. I have seen none of these and look forward to working through your list. Since I spent my professional life as an English professor at an art college, I love learning about artists’ lives.

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  2. Famous movies about art? I was hoping you’d be covering Art Carney (actor/carnival worker?), Art Linkletter (TV/chain letter writer?), Art Bell (radio/UFOs are real?), and Art Pendragon (king/round table discussions?).

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