50 documentaries about artists, their lives and work
We have collected a very large selection of documentaries, lectures and performances by art critics about great artists, the development of art and the greatest works in history.
The selection includes both documentaries and feature films that tell about the life of artists and the difficulties they had to face on the way to fame.
Series of documentaries: Post-Impressionists
Vincent van gogh
Mikhail Vrubel: A series of films about the life and work of the artist
The work of Mikhail Aleksandrovich Vrubel is one of the most significant and mysterious phenomena of Russian art of the late 19th century. Great skill, tragedy, heroic spirit and unique decorative gift make Vrubel an artist for all times. Eternally living in his own world, inaccessible to the understanding of others, Vrubel was able to recreate his complex world in the images of his unusual art, and these images became one of the most important milestones of Russian culture at the turn of the century.
A selection of documentary and feature films about the life of the artist, the creative path and art.
Flamboyant Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is best known to the public for her symbolic self-portraits and depictions of Mexican and Amerindian cultures. Known for her strong and strong-willed character, as well as communist sentiments, Kahlo left an indelible mark not only in Mexican, but also in world painting.
BBC Documentary Film Series: World Art
The authors of the series talked about such remarkable artists of the 19th-20th centuries as Matisse, Raphael, Calo, Kandinsky.
Raphael. Prince of Artists
Raphael. Legend and legacy
BBC Documentary Series: The Power of Art
British art historian Simon Schama invented “The Power of Art” as a series of 8 documentaries dedicated to one masterpiece by each of the artists: Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt, David, Turner, Van Gogh, Picasso and Rothko.
Rothko. Black on gray
Leonardo Da Vinci – The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything
Secrets of Salvador Dali
The cycle of documentaries “Great Artists”
“Great Artists” is a chronicle of the life and work of people whose genius has delighted the artistic world for many generations.
This cycle highlights the most important events in the life of each artist, explores stylistic features and provides detailed explanations of their technique. It also provides expert commentary and analysis from leading art historians and scholars in the field.
Vincent van gogh
Gauguin is a savage
Chagall – Malevich