Seven films and documentaries to immerse yourself in the history of art


The Lady of Gold, 2015

Based on actual events “The Lady of Gold”, tells the story of Maria Altmman, a jewish woman who fled from Vienna to the united States during World War II, which, in 1998, returns to his hometown to claim the properties of his family that had been facts by the nazis, and among which is the ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, by Gustav Klimt. We will be witnesses of the legal actions undertaken to recover what once belonged to your family.

Burgtheater Luftaufnahme | Image of Anna Saini in Wikipedia, license: CC BY-SA 4.0

Lotte am Bauhaus, 2019

In 2019, celebrated its 100 years since the creation of the Bauhaus and as a memorial will be held this film inspired by the real life of the designer, Alma Siedhoff-Buscher. A young woman named Lotte with great interest in art and woodworking, it comes in contact with the students of the Bauhaus. She gets to enter in this school, in which no distinction was made between art and craft, and the number of female students was considerably high. This journey through the chronology of the Bauhaus through the eyes of Lotte, will help us to come to that institution from a different perspective.

Bauhaus | public domain Image

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, 2015

This documentary of american production, combines interviews of persons in the environment of Peggy, with recordings of interviews to the own collector. Through images of works of arts, photographs of the life of Peggy Guggenheim, testimonies of people that knew him and of his own words, we will discover the life of one of the most influential women of the modern and contemporary art. What led you to collect art? Why open your own museum?

Peggy Guggenheim’s former Home on the Grand Canal Venice | Image Islandsends in Wikipedia, license: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

A andalusian dog, 1929

We can not forget a film that is itself a work of avant-garde art. This short film written, produced, directed and performed by Luis Bunuel in collaboration with Salvador Dalí in the script. An andalusian dog is one of the tapes most significant of the film surreal. Buñuel doesn’t follow the schemes conventional narrative, and with the images that he produced, as well as with the use of a time is not linear in the scenes, takes us to a dimension ruled by the delirium and the sleep.

Frida Kahlo’s house | Image by Rod Waddington from Kergunyah, Australia in Wikipedia, license: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

Frida, 2002

The figure of Frida Kahlo not to let it arouse the interest in people. This film is based on the book by Hayden Herrera about the life of the famous mexican painter. This film is a journey through the electrifying existence of Frida Kahlo an independent woman, extraordinary and with halo revolutionary. Without forgetting the complicated relationship she had with her husband, pinto, Diego Rivera, or the illicit romance with the philosopher Leon Trotsky.

Loving Vincent | Image by Sailko on Wikipedia, license: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

Loving Vincent, 2017

We are before a peculiar biopic, as it is the first film painted in oil of the history. This display of originality and love, focuses on counting the last days of the life of Van Gogh. 65,000 frames that make up the film were hand-painted, one-to-one, following the pictorial technique of the illustrious Vincent Van Gogh. This biography animated experimental delves into the reasons that led to the Dutch painter to take his own life.

Delft | Picture by Remi Jouan; license CC-BY-SA, GNU Free Documentation, on Wikimedia Commons

The girl with the Pearl earring, 2003

This film is the cinematographic adaptation of the work of the same name written by american Tracy Chevalier. The plot film happens in around in around the box Girl with a turban of Johannes Vermeer, who was one of the most important painters of the golden age of Dutch. Tells us of the history that surrounds this enigmatic young man who appears in one of the most celebrated paintings of the Dutch painter.