Yesterday in watercolour class we were discussing movies about artists and I was asked if I ever compiled a list of them to share. Nope, I've never taken the time to make out a list of the ones I've seen but IMDb has a pretty decent list to start with. Here is their list of "101+ Movies About Art and Artists". There are plenty more out there but this is a great start. Some on the list I'd even watch again.
Midnight in Paris- It's not really about one artist in particular but it's a fun movie. It's about a writer who is going through some sort of mid-life crisis type deal. He's in a relationship with a pain in the ass and he's having second thoughts about what he's doing with his life. He's hung up on the idea that life would be better if he could live in a different era. Mainly back when Picasso was huge, when F. Scott Fitzgerald was ignoring his crazy wife Zelda and when Dali thought everyone looked like a rhinoceros.
I'd be glad to give weekly recommendations for movies if anyone is at all interested.