Looking for a good movie to watch when you need a break from studying? There are lots of movies that relate to Art History. Browse through the list below to find some titles that might interest you!
Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist, living in Thompkins Square Park in a cardboard box, Jean-Michel is "discovered" by Andy Warhol's art world and becomes a star. But success has a high price, and Basquiat pays with friendship, love, and eventually, his life.
Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt for herself and for Rodin. She also becomes his mistress. But after a while, she would like to get out of his shadow...
A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity.
A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.
A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.
Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII.
Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot him. This is Valerie's story.
A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (Malkovich) whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.
The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh.
A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.
An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.
A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.
The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.
A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.
Or keep an eye out for art cameos in some of your favorite movies! This website has a list of movies that include footage of famous works of art.