Author archives: Anika

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    Arts and Crafts Movement – When Women United in Creativity

    Emerging in the late 19th century Victorian England, Arts and Crafts movement was more than just a nouveau style in decorative arts. It was born in reaction to Industrial Revolution, reevaluating the concept of hand-craftsmanship in the light of industrial...

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    Is Consumerism Depicted in Art a Relevant Critique of Contemporary Society and Culture?

    Once confronted with those artworks inspired by consumerism, we often find ourselves in the field of uncertainty. Built around familiar imagery of product advertisements, celebrity cults and everyday consumption practices, consumerist art is inherently rooted...

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    Art History Movies Everybody Needs to Watch

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    When we discover new artworks our spirit of curiosity naturally encourages us to seek the stories behind their creation, whether we want to learn the details of artist’s life or the one of his/her creative process. Great art has always been a source of...

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    Untitled (2009)

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    As a bonus, let’s finish this text with a comedy. It might not be the most educational art movie, or the best rated, but it’s really entertaining and fun if you share the same sense of humor. Starring Adam Goldberg and Marley Shelton in the main roles the...

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    Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015)

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    Another truly entertaining documentary you just have to watch if you’re into modern and contemporary art is Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict. Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, the film dives into the life of a socialite, art patron, and collector Peggy...

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    Andy Warhol (A Documentary Film), 2006

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    After Basquiat, it comes only naturally to feature a film about Andy Warhol. As one of the greatest creative talents of the 20th century and a man who has changed the way we think about art and artists generally, there is no wonder why so many films about...

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    Downtown 81 (1981)

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    Although several biographic movies about Basquiat were released after the artist’s untimely death, it appeared that the person who can portray Jean-Michel Basquiat the best is the artist himself. Originally titled New York Beat Movie and shot at the...

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    Pollock (2000)

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    And while we’re on the subject of Hollywood biopics, let’s mention another prominent work on one of America’s most favorite artists – Jackson Pollock. The film was a brainchild of Ed Harris who did not only direct the movie but also starred as the...

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    Frida (2002)

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    After some independent cinematography, let’s go back to the Hollywood production which has in recent times given us a great number of biographical movies. Directed by Julie Taymor, with Selma Hayek in the main role, the movie Frida focuses on the public and...

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    Andrei Rublev (1966)

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    If you try to google a list of best art history movies, there is a great chance that Tarkovsky’s Andrei Rublev from 1966 will be at the very top of it. And it is barely a surprise, considering it’s regarded one of the most important cinematic achievements...

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