The Top 10 Films About Artists

By April 14, 2015Top 10 Lists

Film is essentially a visual medium, so it stands to reason that there should be a plethora of fine films about art and artists. However, unlike art, film is also essentially a narrative medium and all too often films about art and artists lack the great story that is essential for a great film, with the unfortunate result that too many of them end up being as visually exciting as watching paint dry.

The following Top 10 Films About Artists avoid inflicting that agony and instead create something of the ecstasy of great art. They are a mixture of documentaries, biopics and even the odd art-experiment, but they all communicate through cinema the effect of the finest art: the ability to make the moving world stand still and to compel us to contemplate it.