Movies to Expand knowledge and Appreciation of Art, History & ArtistsWe viewed movies during lunch this spring by the American director John Hughes, there are many movies current and "old" to expand your knowledge of life, art, history and artists.Here is a brief list of movies you can obtain from the White Plains Public Library:The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) Actor: Charleton Heston(based on novel by Irving Stone)-A brilliant movie about the 16th century Italian artist Michelangelo Buonoratti. The movie is based on Michelangelo's mural on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The movie highlights the agony of creating over 300 figures based on a story he had to illustrate.Lust for Life (1956)-Actor: Kirk Douglas-(based on the novel by Irving Stone)The life of a brilliant but tortured artist who had a passion for drawing, sketching and painting. His brother Theo recognized his gift andpassion and supported his art.Moulin Rouge (1952)-Actor: Jose Ferrer-The life of the French artist Henri Toulousse Lautrec. An artist who immersed himself in the colorful and theatrical life of 19th century Paris, France. This movie brings the viewer on an exciting journey of his life.Modigliani(2004)-Actor: Andy Garcia-The story of a tormented, poor artist who eventually died of tuberculosisat the age of 35. This movie takes you on a journey of the artist's life in Paris, France during the early 20th century when Paris was the center of the art world., .
Last Modified on May 21, 2010