5 movies about art that you will surely see this winter
The coziest plan for cold winter days
Christmas is here and the countdown to a new year has come to us. A few months ago we proposed a series of essential books to read in summer but, let's face it, who reads everything that is proposed? The list is probably very short. But when we talk about movies, things change, right? The day is cold, it gets dark very early and, surrounded by Christmas sweets, the best plan is always a blanket, a sofa and a movie. Here are 5 movies related to the art world that will liven up your last evenings of the year.
(1998, Alfonso Cuarón)
A modern adaptation of the classic novel of Dickens. High hopes tells the story of a middle-class young man named Finn who falls in love, at an early age, with Estella, who will become the inspiration of Finn's drawings. His sudden move to New York and the sponsorship of a mysterious benefactor will make him a successful artist. Illustrations by the artist Francesco Clemente.
(2002, Julie Taymor)
Based on Hayden Herrera's book, the film reviews the personal and professional career of one of the most influential women in history. A study of the moments and impressions of the life of the Mexican painter that were reflected in her works. ‘Hard as steel, and thin as the wings of a butterfly.
Girl with a Pearl Earring
(2003, Peter Webber)
Cinematographic adaptation of the novel with the same name of Tracy Chevalier, tells the story of a 17th-century girl who enters to work as a servant in the house of the famous Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. A romantic drama that takes care of even the smallest detail of the creative process of the time of one of the greatest traditional painters.
Mona Lisa Smile
(2003, Mike Newell)
The endearing story of a teacher of Art History who, during her stay at Wellesley College in the 50s struggles to transmit to her students, some of the brightest young women in the country, to take advantage of the opportunities presented to them to emancipate themselves and Don't depend on a forced marriage.
The Best Offer
(2013, Giuseppe Tornatore)
Virgil Oldman is an art expert and a famous auction agent who enjoys great prestige in his profession. The arrival of a mysterious young woman with agoraphobia will unleash a series of events that will influence Virgil's orderly life and lead her to a surprising outcome.