Movies about painters

List of the best films about artists, selected by visitors to our site: The Danish Girl, Little Ashes, Nightwatching, Factory Girl, Modigliani, Frida, My Left Foot, Caravaggio, Paper Castles, Im Winter ein Jahr, El Greco, The Yellow House, Girl with a Pearl Earring
The Danish Girl (2015)

Inspired by the true story of Danish artists Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda. It starts with a question, a simple favor asked of a husband by his wife on an afternoon chilled by the Baltic wind while both are painting in their studio. Her portrait model has canceled, and would he mind slipping into a pair of women's shoes and stockings for a few moments so she can finish the painting on time. "Of course," he answers. "Anything at all."

Little Ashes (2008)

In 1922, Madrid is wavering on the edge of change as traditional values are challenged by the dangerous new influences of Jazz, Freud and the avant-garde. Salvador Dali arrives at the university; 18 years old and determined to become a great artist. His bizarre blend of shyness and rampant exhibitionism attracts the attention of two of the university's social elite - Federico Garcia Lorca and Luis Bunel. Salvador is absorbed into their youthfully decadent ...

Nightwatching (2007)

Nightwatching is a 2007 film about the artist Rembrandt and the creation of his painting The Night Watch.

Factory Girl (2006)

The year is 1965, and Edie Sedgwick is living every young girl’s dream. Rich, ambitious and breathtakingly beautiful, Edie’s life changes forever when she meets Andy Warhol, New York’s most famous artist, and the man who will transform this trust fund baby into the Big Apple’s most dazzling Superstar. At the center of this exciting and decadent new world is The Factory, Warhol’s downtown loft, a place where musicians, artists, actors and all types of misfi...

Modigliani (2004)

In early 20th-century Paris, Pablo Picasso (Omid Djalili) has already established himself in the art world, while his friend and artistic rival Amedeo Modigliani (Andy Garcia) is trying desperately to catch up. Modigliani's problems only increase when he fathers a child out of wedlock with the noblewoman Jeanne Hébuterne (Elsa Zylberstein). Now the starving artist needs to find the money to provide for his family, but relief may come in the form of the Sal...

Frida (2002)

This is the true story of Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) and her husband Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), the larger-than-life painters who became the most acclaimed artists in Mexican history, and whose tempestuous love affair, landmark journeys to America, and outrageous personalities made them legendary.

My Left Foot (1989)

No one expects much from Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis), a boy with cerebral palsy born into a working-class Irish family. Though Christy is a spastic quadriplegic and essentially paralyzed, a miraculous event occurs when, at the age of 5, he demonstrates control of his left foot by using chalk to scrawl a word on the floor. With the help of his steely mother (Brenda Fricker) -- and no shortage of grit and determination -- Christy overcomes his infirmity...

Caravaggio (1986)

This fictional portrait of Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Nigel Terry) follows the painter as he wanders the streets, often using prostitutes and homeless people as models for his work, which was lauded in his own time. Involved with two very different lovers, Ranuccio (Sean Bean) and Lena (Tilda Swinton), Caravaggio leads a troubled life in spite of his relative success, with his reckless behavior steering him towards an ear...

Paper Castles (2009)

María José studies painting at the School of Fine Arts of a big city. One morning, as she is preparing a canvas for the lesson, his classmate Jaime draws her portrait without her noticing. By his side —admiring his drawing skills— stands Marcos, the most talented student of their class. María José expects Jaime to give her the portrait as a gift, but after showing her the painting he unexpectedly decides to keep it for himself. From then on, María José, Ja...

Im Winter ein Jahr (2008)

A renowned artist must uncover a young dancer's secrets in order to truly capture her likeness for a commissioned work.

El Greco (2007)

The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".

The Yellow House (2007)

Covers the short period the two master painters spent as roommates in Van Goghs house and tensions and personality conflicts that ensued.

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

Delft, Holland, 1665. After her father is blinded in an explosion, 17-year-old Griet (Scarlett Johansson) must work to support her family. She becomes a maid in the home of Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth) and gradually attracts the master painter’s attention. Though worlds apart in upbringing, education and social standing, Vermeer recognizes Griet’s intuitive understanding of color and light and slowly draws her into the mysterious world of his paintings. ...

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