7 Art-Related Films to Watch on Netflix Right Now

With everyone across the world now practicing social distancing and many of us in self isolation, we find ourselves with much more free time to reflect on what’s important and to explore new hobbies and interests. With this in mind, we have put together a list of Netflix’s best art-related films that might inspire you to pick up a paint brush and get creative or learn about the story of a famous artist. All of the below are currently available to stream on Netflix.

At Eternity’s Gate

Wild artistic inspiration and emotional turmoil fill painter Vincent van Gogh’s last years as he struggles to bring his unique vision to the world.

Genre: Biography

IMDB Rating: 6.9/10

Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski

Artists in LA discover the work of forgotten Polish sculptor Stanislav Szukalski, a mad genius whose true story unfolds chapter by astounding chapter.

Genre: Documentary

IMDB Rating: 8/10

Have You Seen the Listers?

This documentary paints a candid picture of Australian street artist Anthony Lister as he navigates his burgeoning career and personal hardships.

Genre: Documentary

IMDB Rating: 6.8/10

Velvet Buzzsaw

A feared critic, an icy gallery owner and an ambitious assistant snap up a recently deceased artist’s stash of paintings — with dire consequences.

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

IMDB Rating: 5.7 /10

Chill with Bob Ross

Iconic artist and master of relaxation Bob Ross demonstrates the process of creating wintry scenes in these episodes dedicated to the season.

Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang

Known for his spectacular pyrotechnic displays, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang creates his most ambitious project yet in this breathtaking documentary.

Genre: Documentary

IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait

Explore the life and times of painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel, from his formative years in Texas to his triumphs as a Manhattan artist.

Genre: Documentary

IMDB Rating: 7/10

Let us know any suggestions we might have missed and which you’ve particularly enjoyed in the comments or on social media.

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