5 documentaries about artists that will make you love painting

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5 documentaries about artists that will make you love painting


Cezanne: portraits of a life (2018)

It is a documentary film directed by the founder of the initiative Phil Grabsky. He used the immersive homonymous exhibition exhibited at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. This exhibition was made to publicize the less known part of the artistic production of the Frenchman Paul Cezanne.

The film was made through extracts taken from his personal correspondence and the collaboration of great international experts. The director invites us to know better the great impressionist painter. He carried out research on structures, the purity of color and its almost geometric representation of natural forms. Therefore, it is considered a precursor of some of the greatest artistic movements of the 20th century. This is undoubtedly one of the must-see documentaries.

The Bosco. The garden of dreams (2016)

El Bosco, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Directed by José Luis López Linares. This film seeks to become an open dialogue between the viewer and the work. In the philosophers and musicians participated, this, to propose answers to the questions that the vision of the painting provokes us.

Canaletto and the art of Venice (2017)

This documentary is based on the latest exhibition dedicated to Venetian genius exhibited in London, at the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace. It is a documentary directed by David Bickerstaff. It also belongs to the informative series "Exhibitions on screen". An invitation to explore the magic and romanticism of the canals of the Serenissima Republic of Venice. Always, by the hand of one of its most famous countrymen, Giovanni Antonio Canal.

The film familiarizes us with the biography, the creative process and the historical evolution of the painter's artistic production. In addition, he pays special attention to Canaletto's relationship with his patron, the English Joseph Smith.

David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts (2018)

Phil Grabsky is again behind the camera filming for Exhibitions on screen. This documentary about one of the most admired artists in the recent history of Great Britain. The film takes as a thread of the story two exhibitions dedicated to the figure of the pop painter. These samples were made at the Royal Academy of Arts at 2012 and 2016.

The film is enriched with the collaboration of the artist, 80 years, who shares impressions and confessions with viewers. essential on one of the most admired figures of the twentieth century, whose exhibitions continue to register millions of visitors.

Sorolla, the triumph of light (2014)

This documentary of just 60 minutes is one of the most complete documentaries of artists to satisfy the curiosity for his work. It is directed by the Valencian also Bastite Miguel. It was filmed for four years in the same localities that inspired Joaquín Sorolla's characteristic luminous and humid brushwork.

It is an essential film to recover the figure of this Spanish genius of the pictorial arts, accessible and informative. Without a doubt, it will introduce you fully into the universe of light, sea and color of Valencian.

Undoubtedly, these documentaries of artists will make you fall in love with painting and get to know more about these great masters.