5 Films About Artists and Models

Follow the drama, romance, and beauty of these 5 artists and their models.

Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (Edouard Deluc, 2017)
 It’s 1891, Gauguin has exiled himself to Tahiti in order to rediscover his painting, far from the moral, political, and visual codes of civilized Europe. He goes deep into the jungle, managing solitude, poverty, and sickness. He meets Tehura, who will become his wife, and the theme of his greatest paintings.

The Artist and the Model (Fernando Trueba, 2012)
Summer of 1943, In occupied France, not far from the Spanish border, a famous old sculptor who is tired of life and wars finds that desire to work on his last masterpiece when a beautiful young Spanish girl comes knocking, after escaping a refugee camp in the South of France.

 

Renoir (Gilles Bourdos, 2012)
Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir, son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste, returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andrée, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son. Renoir locates a fascinating moment of change, with one century’s way of thinking giving way to the next.

Girl with a Pearl Earring (Peter Webber, 2003)
17-year-old Griet must work to support her family, so she becomes amaid in the house of Johannes Vermeer, where she attracts the master painter’s attention. He is commissioned to paint Griet, and the result is one of the greatest paintings ever created.

Factory Girl ( George Hickenlooper, 2006)
Edie Sedgwick, a beautiful, wealthy young party girl, drops out of Radcliffe in 1965 and heads to New York to become Holly Golightly. When she meets a hungry young artist named Andy Warhol, he promises to make her the star she always wanted to be. And like a super nova she explodes on the New York scene only to find herself slowly lose grip on reality.