East Asian Painting and Cinema

Paintings in Film | East Asian Painting and Cinema: Japan, South Korea and China | "Last Moments of Admiral Yamaguchi" | Wikipedia

Biopics about Japanese, South Korean and Chinese painters among other films. The groundbreaking, seminal study edited by Ehrlich and Desser on Sino-Japanese paintings and film must be mentioned at the start (see bibliography). Donald Richie’s article from it on “Film and the Visual Arts in Japan” can serve as a brief introduction here where he […]

Queer Biopics

Paintings in Film | Queer Biopics | Andy Warhol

Films about Andy Warhol and David Hockney in particular, but also about Caravaggio, Salvador Dalí, Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat and David Wojnarowicz. Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio can also be found in the Individual Directors sections and in the following article about “the emergence of the queer artist biopic” by David Bovey. Michelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio (1571-1610) […]

Biopics of Twenty-Two Women Painters

Paintings in Film | Biopics of Eight Women Painters | Frida Kahlo

There are uncanny parallels between the difficulties budding women painters and film directors have encountered breaking into their respective fields. And while progress has been made, it has been an unacceptably long haul. Twenty-two women painters have been the subject of one or more film biopic. Eleven of the films now to come were directed […]