Six Things to Watch While You Wait Out Winter

It’s still winter up here in the northern hemisphere — the perfect time to become one with your couch and catch up on some great television and film. We have six new suggestions for shows or movies related to art you should see! If you didn’t catch the first six, find them here.

Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski

Have you ever heard of Stanislav Szukalski? Neither had we. This fascinating documentary follows the life of a nearly never known artist who has the potential to become one of the great historical artists of all time. You can watch Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski on Netflix.

 

Fake or Fortune?

Fake or Fortune? comes to us from BBC One and is the perfect show to watch if you are an art lover who also appreciates a good mystery. It’s like Antiques Roadshow and Forensic Files mixed into one. You can find Fake or Fortune? on Netflix and full episodes also appear to be available on YouTube.

 

Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World

This documentary gives viewers an insider look and critique of the current state of the contemporary art world. Blurred Lines is a great intro for anyone unfamiliar the major players in the art world. You can find it on Netflix or Vimeo on Demand.

 

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent is the world’s first entirely painted feature film. Fittingly painted in Van Gogh’s recognizable style, this film was painted frame by frame similar to stop motion animation. You can watch Loving Vincent on Netflix or purchase and/or rent it from your favourite digital platform.

 

The 100 Years Show

This documentary follows Carmen Herrera, an abstract minimalist painter, as she celebrates her 100th birthday. This short film won Best Documentary at several film festivals and is absolutely a must see. You will find it on Netflix and Vimeo on Demand.

 

Maudie

Maudie is a biographical film about Canadian Folk artist Maud Lewis. This movie follows a portion of Maud’s life as she finds love and herself as an artist in her small town in Nova Scotia. Maudie can be found on all your favourite digital download and rental platforms like iTunes or Google Play.