La fornarinaOctober 1, 1944
During Italian renaissance, young painter Raffaello Sanzio falls in love with Margherita, a maiden of the people, becomes her lover and lives with her. But this relationship arouses the jealousy of a beautiful aristocrat who secretly orders the kidnapping of the girl. Raffaello falls into a state of prostration and does everything he can to find Margherita...
Alex Colville: The Splendour of OrderJanuary 1, 1984
A view of the life and works of the late Alex Colville, the celebrated Canadian painter. Shows the influence on his life and works of his experience as an artist during World War II, and of his relationship with his wife, Rhoda. Friends and critics speak of the construction and sense of menace in his work, and Colville comments on his sense of order, goodness, and contingency.
The Miraculous BrothersJanuary 1, 1948
The Legend of the Miraculous brothers according to the paintings of Beato Angelico.
La légende cruelleFebruary 28, 1951
The life of a young man, left to spells and monsters, according to the paintings by Leonor Fini.
Mark of the HandJanuary 1, 1987
Guyanese painter Aubrey Williams (1926-1990) returns to his homeland on a “journey to the source of his inspiration” in this vivid Arts Council documentary, filmed towards the end of his life. The title comes from the indigenous Arawak word ‘timehri’ - the mark of the hand of man - which Williams equates to art itself. Timehri was also then the name of the international airport at Georgetown, Guyana's capital, where Williams stops off to restore an earlier mural. The film offers a rare insight into life beyond Georgetown, what Williams calls “the real Guyana.” Before moving to England in 1952 he had been sent to work on a sugar plantation in the jungle; this is his first chance to revisit the region and the Warao Indians - formative influences on his work - in four decades. Challenging the ill-treatment of indigenous Guyanese, Williams explored the potential of art to change attitudes. By venturing beyond his British studio, this film puts his work into vibrant context.
Generation A: Portraits of Autism and the ArtsNovember 6, 2015
A documentary about young people with autism, and how arts and creative therapies help them to lead fuller lives.
Volker BradkeDecember 13, 1966
As the only work in this medium by Richter, the film was created for the exhibition Volker Bradke that took place on 13th December 1966 at Galerie Schmela in DÃ¼sseldorf. For the purpose of this exhibition, Gerhard Richter addressed the person Volker Bradke in different mediums. In addition to photographs, a banner and a large-scale painting Volker Bradke [CR: 133], the film had been screened. Richter transferred one of the stylistic features of his paintings of that time into film: the blurring.
Vanessa in the GardenDecember 29, 1985
When a brilliant young artist's beloved wife dies in a carriage wreck, the grief-stricken husband is possessed with an incredible plan to bring her back through his art.
Joan Miró, the Inner FireJanuary 1, 2016
The work of painter Joan Miró is more alive than ever 35 years after his death. Grandson Joan Punyet travels the world and paints the picture of his grandfather-seeker, for whom freedom in creation was a necessity. Miró was very attached to his homeland and this is regularly reflected in his often experimental concepts.
Fellow artists talk about their collaboration with Miró and rare images show us the artist at work, right up to his last days.
L'Affaire CaravageMarch 1, 2020
In 2014 a large painting representing Judith Beheading Holofernes was discovered in an attic in Toulouse, France. A controversy ensued immediately about the attribution of the painting's authorship to Caravaggio. The documentary follows a famed art expert in charge of organizing the sale of the painting on behalf of the owners, while specialists debate on its authenticity.
The Ninth WaveMay 1, 2013
Cheng, an ambassador of Peranakan Culture in Singapore discovers a painting that propels him to leave Singapore.
Claudette's StarFebruary 17, 2020
Acting as part ode and through a series of interpretations, Claudette’s Star depicts young artists considering with sheer wonder who is given a voice.
Tous Les JoursNovember 16, 2019
In rocky Newfoundland, renowned French artist Jean Claude Roy gathers his paints and sets off to face the day. Whether it be freezing snow, violent wind, or pouring rain, he commits vibrant colors to canvas and conquers the day by weaving crooked beauty out of difficulties.
Bloodlines: The Art and Life of Vincent CastigliaJanuary 9, 2018
Vincent Castiglia paints in human blood.
Goya Siglo XXIDecember 1, 2018
Thanks to his life and work, Goya remains as one of the most capable artists when capturing the human condition, and the most rigurous portrayer of the society of his time.
Antonio López: apuntes del naturalMarch 1, 2019
A documentary on the painter Antonio López and his day-to-day work.