Tuesday, June 28

Seven Awesome Art Movies

This morning I woke up to thunder crashing, lightning flashing and very dark sky.  I thought to myself, this would be a perfect day to watch movies!

I remembered an article I wrote last year about some of my favorite art movies and decided it was definitely worthy of reposting.  If you haven't seen the following movies yet, they will entertain, inspire and definitely get you off the couch and ready to create.

Article from August 8, 2010: Ever since I joined Netflix watching art movies and documentaries is as easy as clicking a button. Netflix has a huge library of amazing films to watch that will not only entertain you, but educate you as well. I've been watching tons of art films lately and have put together a list of my seven favorites:

Art City - Making It in Manhattan, How to make it as a comtemporary artist in Manhattan.

Pollock, A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.

The Cool School, How LA learned to love modern art, by a few renegade artists who built an art scene from scratch.

The Impressionists, Three hour mini-series tells the intimate history of a most illustrious brotherhood of Impressionist artists.

Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?, A semi-truck driver, Teri Horton, quest to prove to the art world she owns a true Jackson Pollock.

My Kid Could Paint That, A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Now go get some popcorn and get ready to be inspired! Do you have any favorite art related films? Please share!!


Michelle said...

One of my favorite art related films is the documentary by Pamela Tanner Boll: "Who Does She Think She Is?" http://www.whodoesshethinksheis.net. It features 5 women artists and explores their creative lives, and the choices they've made to keep living those lives. My local Mixed Media Art Guild is hosting a house party screening of it in Raleigh this weekend, and I'm looking forward to seeing it again, and to facilitating a discussion about it among the women gathered to see it.

Nashville Carpet Cleaners said...

Is it just me or are independent films becoming more interesting than the big name production films? One of my fav movies is called Perfume, originally an independent film, but then bought out by lions gate, only after the movie was filmed, so I don't really count lions gate as a participant... Great film tho about a perfume maker/serial killer in the 16th century...