‘My Favorite films about Art & Artists…’

Hello Friends,

On this post I cite some of my favorite films, where creators of the moving image, celebrate, reveal, stripped and finally presenting the life of visual artists.

The art is simply one, expressed by different mediums, instruments and the basis of, as a Visual creator, is the visual art. I would urge all readers of my blog post and, if we do not have seen, or some of them, to attend.

Art is the apotheosis of our existence, our heritage, the basis of our development and offset the mangling in nature (and nature at the same time). Enjoy it with or without Pop Corn. (I am referring to the food and not in my work …)

‘Mr, Turner’ (2014)

Life of a great British painter, through the wonderful performance of Timothy Spall…

‘Pollock’ 2000

Career and life of American painter by Ed Harris…

‘Love Is the Devil:Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon’ 1998

Film about one of my favorite artists of all time…

‘Basquiat’ 1996


‘Factory Girl’ 2007

The rise and fall of Edie Sedgwick, through her relationship with Andy Warhol. Guy Pearce acting excellent on the role of Andy Warhol…

‘Exhibition’ 2013

The life and examination of the couple of two contemporary artists… and finally their home.

‘I Shot Andy Warhol’ 1996

The life of Valerie Solanas, who shot Andy Warhol…

‘Art School Confidential’ 2006


‘American Splendor’ 2003

A splendid performance by Paul Giamatti on Harvey Pikar’s life…


‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’ 2010 (Documentary)

I could not say that I’m amazed but is good to watch it…


‘La Belle Noiseuse’ 1991


‘Lust For Life’ 1956


At the end I would like to make special mention to Herb & Dorothy Vogel, where I would  describe them as the largest art lovers, collectors. Collecting for their heart and not as an investment or other commercial or financial reasons … They were artists in their field …


‘Herb and Dorothy’ 2013 (Documentary)


P.S. Soon I will announce details for my following presentations – exhibitions.

Kind Regards

Mike Petrakis




5 Responses to “‘My Favorite films about Art & Artists…’”

  1. Γιώργος Τσιρίδης Says:

    Θαυμάσιες ταινίες, μεγάλοι καλλιτέχνες και μεγάλη τέχνη. Ωραία επιλογή.

  2. Andre Says:

    Some of the listed films have enchant and lead to love and jealous the lives of the artists. ‘Love is the Devil’ is one of my favorite films

  3. Gary Says:

    The special life of artists and thei uncompromising way. Want to hang out with them, even if they are unpredictable. Moreover it is an element, that makes them different and like them…

  4. Μάριος Says:

    Η ζωή του καλλιτέχνη είναι από μόνη της σενάριο για ταινία. Μαριος Μηνάς.

  5. Ben Says:

    These are my favorites films too.

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