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Top 10 movies you must watch if you are an art lover

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10 movies you must watch if you are an art lover. Read below for movies which only an art lover would recommend-

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  • Lust For Life (Vincent van Gogh’s Biography)

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Vincent van Gogh was overwhelmed by art dedication and eventually ruined. The religious leaders detested his social activism, which made him return to his father’s house only to be rejected by the woman he was crazy in love with. He discovered drawing, during these trials and tribulations. Vincent started having hallucinations and seizures a few years later and willingly admitted himself to a mental hospital. Finally, he shot himself in fear of never being able to place on paper what he thinks. With absolute precision, this beautiful film captures his personality.

 

  •  Pollock (Biography of Jackson Pollock)

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The movie depicts the personal story of Jackson Pollock, the American painter, and his path to becoming a profound artist. The film had Ed Harris nominated for his Pollock performance in the Academy Awards for Best Actor. By comparison, for playing Lee Krasner, Pollock’s wife, Marcia Gay Harden won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

 

  • The Agony And The Ecstasy (Biography of Michelangelo)

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Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Julius II to paint frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel portraying the Twelve Apostles. Michelangelo began, but his first attempt was ruined and he fled to Carrara to quarry Carrara marble. He goes to the mountains, where he gets motivated after evading Pope’s guards.

The film is about the troubles he encountered while painting the Sistine Chapel at Pope Julius II’s insistence.

 

  • Frida (Biography of Frida Kahlo)

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Frida Kahlo was without a doubt one of the most beautiful people the world has ever seen or ever will see. The film takes us through her life, beginning at the age of 18, and experiences a horrific accident that haunted her for the rest of her life. Her father gave a canvas to her to support her in the process of recovery she began to paint. And thus the story of a stunning, talented Mexican surrealist painter began.

Salma Hayek has been nominated for her portrayal of Frida in the Academy Awards.

 

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring (Story of how Johannes Vermeer painted ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’)

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Griet (played by Scarlett Johansson) was a servant at the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s house (played by Colin Firth). Vermeer was known for drawing manikins and then bringing face to face with them. But, he wanted to paint Griet, at the invitation of a rich patron, Van Ruijven. This painting was very different from the other paintings by Vermeer which were usually painted near his window in the studio. It was also one of his most acclaimed and influential works.

The movie has been nominated for ten British Film Awards, three Academy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.

 

  • Edvard Munch (Biography of Edvard Munch)

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This film was initially made as three-part miniseries, but later received a three-hour version of an American theatrical release in 1976. Thirty raw years of Munch’s life, including factors that influenced his family’s art, illness, and death, and his youthful relationship with a married woman, is what makes the film.

 

  • Basquiat (Biography of Jean-Michel Basquiat)

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Jean-Michel Basquiat has paved his way to becoming a great artist by using his graffiti roots as a foundation to create collage-style paintings on canvas. He started as a street artist when he lived in Thompkins Square Park in a cardboard box. After being discovered by Andy Warhol, he becomes then a star.

 

  • Modigliani (Biography of Amedeo Modigliani)

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The film covers the life of Modigliani, his journey to becoming a famous artist and an Art lover, and few significant nuances of his life. His tragic relationship with Jeanne Hebuterne and rivalry with Pablo Picasso are all important aspects.

 

  • My Left Foot (Biography of Christy Brown)

Born with cerebral palsy, Christy Brown could only control his left foot. With his only controllable hand, he learned to paint and draw and became a writer and artist. He wove his way up from a poor working-class family to a world of creative excellence.

 

  • Factory Girl

The film revolves around Edie Sedgwick’s rise and fall since moving to New York City where she will be introduced to pop art painter and filmmaker Andy Warhol. Not only can the unpredictable plot hold you entertained but its overwhelming imagination will also inspire you.

Also, read ‘Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge’ lands on BBC Two on September 6th