More Films by Painters

Paintings in Film | Films by Painters | Graffiti | Salvador Dalí

The painters dealt with in the second section of this subject are Alexander Petrov, Hwang Ildong, Maria Lassnig,Yayoi Kusama, Len Lye and Banksy. Also worthy of consideration are Robert Smithson, James Scott, William Kentridge and Takeshi Kitano not to mention the Dalí/Disney collaboration Destino. Alexander Petrov (1957- Russia, animator and animation director). The below are […]

Films ‘inspired’ by Paintings

Paintings in Film | Films 'inspired' by Paintings | Woman looking at painting

Popular paintings that may—or may not?—have been the inspiration behind films… Without denying the sheer enjoyability of such speculations it is sometimes a bit of a leap of faith to claim that not just one or a few sequences but a whole film or at the very least the whole ‘feel’ of a film has […]

Individual Films

Paintings in Film | Individual Films | Aux Folies-Bergère | Manet

A selection of films plus one TV episode in which paintings play an important narrative role. What is decisive here is that the paintings featured in the films are crucial in driving the narrative forward and are not just used for background effect. The Impossible (Egypt 1965 Hussein Kamal) A domestic drama that employs painting […]

Individual Directors

Paintings in Film | Individual Directors | Selbstporträt "Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer" | Caspar David Friedrich

Eight film directors will be considered whose films have been variously concerned with the art of painting. Five of the below developed an interest in painting at an early age two of who went on to study it—Jarman at the Slade, Greenaway at Walthamstow College of Art. Russell studied photography at Walthamstow Technical College and […]