Art History - Good Reads
Art History - Recommended Films
Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
Lust for Life
The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh
The Agony and the Ecstasy
The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II
A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.
Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
The Art of the Steal
Documentary that follows the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes' 25 billion dollar collection of modern and post-impressionist art.
A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.
The story of the Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi
The Da Vinci Code
clues imbedded in Leonardo's paintings that unlock "secrets" of Christianity
Angels and Demons
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.
Girl With A Pearl Earring
Dutch Baroque painter Jan Vermeer (played by Colin Firth) and his famous painting, Girl With a Pearl Earring
Ai WeiWei - Never Sorry
A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.
The Rape of Europa
This documentary chronicles 12 years of the Nazi's pillaging works of art throughout Europe and the international effort to locate these treasures.
Set in ancient Rome, including reconstructions of the Roman Forum and Flavian Amphitheater
Bill Cunningham New York
A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer.
Exit Through the Gift Shop
The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner.
PBS - Art:21
A look at contemporary art and artists.