50 documentaries about artists, their lives and work


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

Paul Gauguin

Gustav Klimt

Paul Cezanne

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

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.

Frida Kahlo

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.

Henri Matisse

Raphael. Journeyman

Raphael. Prince of Artists

Raphael. Legend and legacy

Frida Kahlo

Wassily Kandinsky


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.







van Gogh

Rothko. Black on gray


Michelangelo’s secrets


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.

Hieronymus Bosch

Pieter Bruegel

Peter Rubens

Van Dyck


Jan Vermeer

Eugene Delacroix

Francisco Goya

Auguste Renoir

Camille Pissarro

Claude Monet

Edgar Degas

Edouard Manet

Georges Seurat

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

Paul Cezanne

Paul Gauguin

Vincent van gogh

Art films



Goya’s ghosts


Camille Claudel

Edvard Munch

Gauguin is a savage

William Turner

Chagall – Malevich

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