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Framing PicturesFilm and the Visual Arts$

Steven Jacobs

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748640171

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640171.001.0001

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(p.180) Appendix to Chapter 2: Artist Biopics

(p.180) Appendix to Chapter 2: Artist Biopics

Source:
Framing Pictures
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press

This list gives a survey of feature films having an artist as the main character. Only ‘real’ (but, of course, fictionalised) professional artists and famous amateur and ‘outsider’ artists are included; the list does not contain fictitious or imaginary artist characters. The films are grouped alphabetically by artist.

Francis Bacon (1909–92): Love Is the Devil (John Maybury, 1998)

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–88): Basquiat (Julian Schnabel, 1996)

Umberto Boccioni (1882–1916): I Colori della gioventu: ĽArte di Umberto Boccioni (Gianluigi Calderone, 2006)

Christy Brown (1932–81): My Left Foot (Jim Sheridan, 1989)

Caravaggio (1571–1610): Caravaggio: Il Pittore maledetto (Goffredo Alessandrini, 1941), Caravaggio (Derek Jarman, 1986)

Dora Carrington (1893–1932): Carrington (Christopher Hampton, 1995)

Benvenuto Cellini (1500–71): Benvenuto Cellini (Alberto Capellani, 1909), Benvenuto Cellini (Louis Feuillade and Etienne Arnaud, 1910), The Affairs of Cellini (Gregory LaCava, 1934)

Camille Claudel (1864–1943): Camille Claudel (Bruno Nuytten, 1988)

Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833–98): The Beggar Maid (Herbert Blaché, 1921)

Aloise Corbaz (1886–1964): Aloise (Liliane de Kermadec, 1975)

Tivadar Csontary (1853–1919): Csontary (Zoltan Huszarik, 1980)

Salvador Dalí (1904–89): Dalí (Antonio Ribas, 1991)

Nils Dardels (1888–1943): Den Doende Dandyn (Anders Wahlgren, 1980)

Anselm Feuerbach (1829–80): Das unsterbliche Anlitz (Géza von Cziffra, 1947)

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806): Les deux Fragonards (Philippe Le Guay, 1988)

Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840): Caspar David Friedrich: Grenzen der Zeit (Peter Schamoni, 1986)

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891–1915): Savage Messiah (Ken Russell, 1972)

Paul Gauguin (1848–1903): The Moon and Sixpence (Albert Lewin, 1942), Gauguin the Savage (Felder Cook, 1979), Oviri (aka The Wolf at the Door) (Henning Carlsen, 1986)

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1653): Artemisia (Agnès Merlet, 1997)

Théodore Géricault (1791–1824): Mazeppa (Bartabas, 1992)

Francisco Goita (1882–1960): Goita: A God for Himself (Diego López, 1989)

Francisco José de Goya (1746–1828): The Naked Maya (Henry Koster, 1958), Historia de una soledad (Nino Quevedo, 1970), Goya (Konrad Wolf, 1971), Goya en Burdeos (Carlos Saura, 1999), GoyA's Ghosts (Milos Forman, 2007)

Carl Samuel Graffman (1802–42): Condemned to the Madhouse (Anders Wahlgren, 1977)

El Greco (1541–1614): Le Greco (Luciano Salce, 1965)

Theofilos Hadjimichalis (1868–1934): Theofilos (Lakis Papastathis, 1987)

(p.181) Carl Fredrik Hill (1849–1911): Beauty Is Not Easy (Anders Wahlgren, 1985)

David Hockney (1937–): A Bigger Splash (Jack Hazan, 1974)

Gwen John (1876–1939) and Augustus John (1878–1961): Journey Into Shadows (Anna Benson Gyles, 1984)

Ernst Josephson (1851–1906): I Want to Be Sweden's Rembrandt (Goran Guner, 1990)

Frida Kahlo (1907–54): Frida, naturaleza viva (Paul Leduc, 1983), Frida (Julie Taymor, 2002)

Gustav Klimt (1862–1918): Klimt (Raúl Ruiz, 2006)

Cornelius Kreighoff (1815–72): Kreighoff (Kevin Sullivan, 1980)

Peter Severin Kroyer (1851–1909): Hip Hip Hurrah (Kjel Grede, 1987)

Nikifor Krynocki (1893–1968): Moj Nikifor (Krzysztof Krauze, 2004)

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519): Le Tragique amour de Mona Lisa (Alberto Capellani, 1910), Leonardo da Vinci (Giulia Cassini-Rizzoto and Mario Corsi, 1919), La Vita di Leonardo da Vinci (Renato Castellani, 1972)

Antonio Ligabue (1899–1965): Ligabue (Salvatore Nocita, 1977)

Antonio López García (1936–): El Sol del membrillo (Víctor Erice, 1992)

Edouard Manet (1832–83): Intimate Lives: The Women of Manet (aka Manet in Love) (Jean-Pierre Isbouts, 1998)

Michelangelo Buonarotti (1474–1564): The Agony and the Ecstasy (Carol Reed, 1965)

Amadeo Modigliani (1884–1920): Les Amants de Montparnasse (aka 19 Montparnasse, Jacques Becker, 1958), Modi (Franco Brogi Taviani, 1989), Modigliani (Mick Davis, 2004)

Edvard Munch (1863–1944): Edvard Munch (Peter Watkins, 1973)

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–82): ĽOrgueil (Camille Dumény and Legrand, 1910)

Ohwon (nineteenth century): Stroke on Fire (aka Drunk on Women and Poetry) (Im Kwon-Taek, 2002)

José Clemente Orozco (1883–1949): En Busca de un muro (Julio Bracho, 1974)

Alfred Pellan (1906–88): Pellan (André Gladu, 1986)

Constant Permeke (1886–1952): Permeke (Henri Storck and Patrick Conrad, 1985)

Pablo Picasso (1881–1973): The Adventures of Picasso (Tage Danielsson, 1978), Surviving Picasso (James Ivory, 1996)

Niko Pirosmanasvili (1862–1928): Pirosmani (Georgy Shengelaya, 1971)

Jackson Pollock (1912–56): Pollock (Ed Harris, 2000)

Jacopo Pontormo (1494–1557): Pontormo: un amore eretico (Giovanni Fago, 2004)

Raphael (1483–1520): Raffaello (Anna Zanoli, 1984)

Rembrandt (1606–69): Rembrandt (Alexander Korda, 1936), Ewiger Rembrandt (Hans Steinhoff, 1942), Rembrandt Fecit 1669 (Jos Stelling, 1977), Rembrandt (Charles Matton, 2003), Nightwatching (Peter Greenaway, 2007)

Salvator Rosa (1615–73): Un Amour de Salvator Rosa (Adolfo Re Ricardi, 1910), Un' Avventura di Salvator Rosa (Alessandro Blasetti, 1939)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–82): Dante's Inferno: The Private Life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Ken Russell, 1967)

Andrei Rublev (ca 1365–ca 1430): Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966)

Charlotte Salomon (1917–43): Charlotte (Frans Weisz, 1980)

Egon Schiele (1890–1918): Egon Schiele: Exzess und Bestrafung (Herbert Vesely, 1980), Egon Schiele (John Goldschmidt, 1981)

Andreas Schlüter (1664–1714): Andreas Schlüter (Herbert Maisch, 1942)

William Scott (1913–89): Every Picture Tells a Story (James Scott, 1984)

Georges Seurat (1859–91): Sunday in the Park with George (Terry Hughes, 1986)

Sharav (nineteenth century): Les Cinq couleurs de ľarc-en-ciel (B. Nagnaidorj, 1979)

(p.182) Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901): Moulin Rouge (John Huston, 1952), Lautrec (Roger Planchon, 1997)

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851): Turner: the Sun Is God (Mike Darlow, 1975)

Kitagawa Utamaro (ca 1753–1806): Utamaro and His Five Women (Keni Mizoguchi, 1946)

Maurice Utrillo (1883–1955): Maurice U (Eirik Smidesang Slaen, 2005, short)

Vincent Van Gogh (1853–90): Lust for Life (Vincente Minnelli, 1956), Vincent (Leonard Nimoy and Bonnie Burns, 1981), Besuch bei Van Gogh (Horst Seemann, 1985), Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh (Paul Cox, 1987), Van Gogh (Veli-Matti Saikkonen, 1989), Vincent and Theo (Robert Altman, 1990), Vincent and Me (Michael Rubbo, 1990), Dreams (Akira Kurosawa, 1990), Van Gogh (Maurice Pialat, 1991), The Eyes of Van Gogh (Alexander Barnett, 2005)

Diego Velázquez (1599–1660): Luces y Sombras (Jaime Camino, 1988)

Johannes Vermeer (1632–75): Girl with a Pearl Earring (Peter Webber, 2003)

Andy Warhol (1928–87) and Valerie Solanas (1936–88): I Shot Andy Warhol (Mary Harron, 1996)

Pan Yuliang (1902–77): Hua Hun (aka A Soul Haunted by Painting) (Huang Shuqin and Yimou Zhang, 1994)

Heinrich Zille (1858–1929): Zille und Ick (Werner W. Wallroth, 1983)