by Catherine Peters February 08, 2022
We have put together a list of current and future T.V Series, Documentaries and Films that will inspire and entertain any creatives out there!
Series 7 of Landscape Artist of the Year The return of the competition searching for the nation's best landscape painter. Broadcast on Sky Arts starting Wednesday 12th January 2022 on Sky Arts on Freeview (Channel 11) at 8pm. Get your submission ready now for Series 8 A chance to win a £10,000 prize commission for a major British institution, The deadline to apply is NOON on 14 April 2022.
Showing on SkyArts throughout June.
Francis Bacon: Fragments of a Portrait Francis Bacon's paintings have been called sick and corrupt.He has also been hailed as the greatest British painter since Turner. This film study shows his work and its sources and critically assesses his paintings (1966)
L.S. Lowry - The Industrial Artist In this fascinating film, Lowry talks about his art and his desire "to put the industrial scene on the map". He succeeded, though the world that inspired him has now largely disappeared. Free to view on BFI.
Maudie (2016) the story of Canadian folk artist, painter Maud Lewis.We see her birds, flowers and landscapes in bright, unmixed colours and painted from memory fan out over every surface of the tiny Nova Scotian house. (available on Amazon Prime)
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) Through interviews with his friends and collaborators, such as Al Diaz, the other half of graffiti duo “SAMO©”, Basquiat emerges as both a discerning young artist and an ambitious networker. The documentary shows that his compulsion to create broached many art forms: poetry, music, design, as well as painting or writing on every available surface.
Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang Cai became an international star with his lavish pyrotechnic display for the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony but he has a complex relationship with the Chinese state. His father, a gifted painter and calligrapher, was oppressed during the Cultural Revolution, and Cai’s own career can be seen as driven by a need to re-establish family honour. (available on Netflix)
Loving Vincent The life and death of famous Dutch post-impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh, becomes the focus of this innovative film. First shot as a live action film with actors, then hand-painted over frame-by-frame in 65,000 oil-paintings, Loving Vincent is vividly painted in the style of the artist himself. (available to rent on BFIplayer & Prime Video)
At Eternity's GateA look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. (available on Prime Video)
Frida The true story of Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) and her husband Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), the larger-than-life painters who became the most acclaimed artists in Mexican history, and whose tempestuous love affair, landmark journeys to America, and outrageous personalities made them legendary. (available to watch on apple t.v, Prime Video , HBO Max)
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