10 FAVORITE FILMS ABOUT ARTISTS, RANKED
I love movies. I love artists and creative people. I really love movies about artists. And there are plenty I haven't yet seen so this is a work in progress (suggestions appreciated!) A mix of features and documentaries. My 10 (current) favorites:
- 10.The Art of the StealNot about an artist but about an institutional feud between museums and a $25 billion collection of impressionist paintings.
- 9.PollockEd Harris directs and stars in a solid biopic of 1940s star painter Jackson Pollock.
- 8.Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant ChildA doc on the rise of the '80s artist.
- 7.Mr. TurnerA biopic of J.M.W. Turner's 19th century artist's life.
- 6.Cave of Forgotten DreamsWerner Herzog is all you need to know
- 5.Big EyesTim Burton's fine film about the real talent behind Walter Keane's art. Spoiler: It's Amy Adams!
- 4.Exit Through the Gift ShopBanksy. Or is it?
- 3.Beauty is EmbarrassingWayne White was part of Pee-Wee's creative design team, and you really see a creative mind at work. (Bonus: my wife's cousin edited the film)
- 2.Art and CraftDoc about a talented misfit art forger.
- 1.Tim's VermeerSo very fascinating (to me). Applying science to art to create photo-realistic paintings before the invention of the camera. How did Vermeer do it?