Insights into the life of artists are always intriguing.
But if you've got too many other books on your reading list right now to tackle an artist auto/biography, why not relax with a movie instead?
UPDATE 2018: Unfortunately the original IMDB list of '51 films about artists' that this post was based on, is no longer available.
However, you can still find links to some of my favourites in this post.
Films about Spanish artists
My personal list of greats naturally includes a heavy dose of Spanish artists - 'Goya's Ghosts' starring Javier Bardem and Natalie Portman; 'El Greco'; and of course 'Surviving Picasso' with the great man impeccably played by Anthony Hopkins.
From masters to humble servants
I also have to include:
To my 'Watch' list, I've now added:
What are your favourite art films?
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