THE ARTIST’S ROOM – FILM LIST

In the spirit of The Diary, we put together a list of our favourite movies about artists. From a documentary about the legendary Peggy Guggenheim to a fictional telling of the story behind Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, we hope you’ll find something to intrigue, enlighten, and entertain. We wish you happy watching!

 

  1. Le Mystère Picasso (1956) – Henri-Georges Clouzot
  2. The Agony and the Ecstacy (1965) – Carol Reed
  3. Andrei Rublev (1966) – Andrei Tarkovsky
  4. Edvard Munch (1974) – Peter Watkins
  5. Caravaggio (1986) – Derek Jarman
  6. Camille Claudel (1988) – Bruno Nuytten
  7. My Left Foot (1989) – Jim Sheridan
  8. Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998) – John Maybury
  9. Basquiat (1996) – Julian Schnabel
  10. Pollock (2000) – Ed Harris
  11. Frida (2002) – Julie Taymor
  12. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) – Peter Webber
  13. Séraphine (2008) – Martin Provost
  14. Guest of Cindy Sherman (2008) – Paul Hasegawa-Overacker, Tom Donahue
  15. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) – Banksy
  16. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010) – Tamra Davis
  17. Gerhard Richter: Painting (2012) – Corinna Belz
  18. Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present (2012) – Matthew Akers
  19. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) – Alison Klayman
  20. Renoir (2012) – Gilles Bourdos
  21. Finding Vivian Maier (2013) – John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
  22. Tim’s Vermeer (2013) – Teller
  23. Turner (2014) – Mike Leigh
  24. Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) – Lisa Immordino Vreeland
  25. Final Portrait (2017) – Stanley Tucci
  26. Loving Vincent (2017) – Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
  27. At Eternity’s Gate (2018) – Julian Schnabel
  28. Never Look Away (2018) – Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
  29. Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible (2020) – Matthew Taylor
  30. Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint (2020) – Halina Dyrschka

Caravaggio, Judith Beheading Holofernes, 1598–1599