Sculpture, topiary, paintings, tattoos.

by road-traveled | created - 12 Sep 2014 | updated - 19 Nov 2017 | Public

1)Art, museums, costumes, cave drawings, architecture. Sculptures of the Louvre, 2006. Each piece is put into it's historical context. Fascinating. View on Amazon. 2)Tree Safari: A Sculptural Journey. 2008, Todd Jarrell. View on Amazon.

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1. A Golden Prison: The Louvre (1964 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary

Before this film no one else, including the French was ever permitted to film the Louvre. The priceless treasures and incomparable art can be shared through the eyes of award-winning ... See full summary »

Director: John J. Sughrue | Stars: Charles Boyer, Germain Bazin

Votes: 37

2. Wild Wheels (1992)

64 min | Documentary

A documentary spotlighting "car-art" in America.

Director: Harrod Blank | Stars: Chuck Alston, Theo Althuiszes, Doc Atomic, J. Battenfield

Votes: 36

Vehicle art

3. James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty (2014)

Not Rated | 56 min | Biography

From PBS - Best known for the groundbreaking portrait of his mother, James McNeill Whistler was the original art star. But beneath the high gloss, the struggle of this genius to find his ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Daniel Arbon, Evangelos Alexiou, Penny Fuller, Edward Hibbert

Votes: 15

DVD includes video: Heart, Eye & Hand: The Process of Etching.

4. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 8,056 | Gross: $0.19M

Rio de Janeiro and creating art. Vik Muniz collaborating with catadores to recycle and create beauty out of trash.

5. Animals and More Animals (1996)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

Philibert films Zoology Gallery of the National Museum of Natural History (today known as the Great Gallery of Evolution) for a period of reforms which lasted from 1991 until 1994. The ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Philibert

Votes: 70

Natural History Museum, Paris.

6. Louvre City (1990)

TV-PG | 84 min | Documentary

A voyage into the museum's reserves, and part of the extra work involved to mount the expositions after the renovation of the Louvre in the 1980s, when the glass pyramid was added to the ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Philibert

Votes: 153

The people behind the scenes, taking care of the Louvre.

7. The Rape of Europa (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Documentary, History, War

77 Metascore

The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.

Directors: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Joan Allen, E. Randol Schoenberg, Maria Altmann, Wolfgang Fischer

Votes: 1,350

8. The Story of the Costume Drama (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

This documentary series looks at the enduring appeal of the British costume drama genre, and features clips and interviews with both the stars and those who worked behind the camera.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Kathryn Flett, Barbara Flynn, Michael Grade

Votes: 33

9. The Art of the Steal (2009)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Documentary that follows the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes' 25 billion dollar collection of modern and post-impressionist art.

Director: Don Argott | Stars: Julian Bond, David D'Arcy, Richard Feigen, Richard H. Glanton

Votes: 2,166 | Gross: $0.54M

Modern And Post Impressionist art collection.

10. Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (2004)

Not Rated | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, History

78 Metascore

Life and work of the founder of the Cinémathèque Française.

Director: Jacques Richard | Stars: Henri Alekan, Catherine Allégret, Jo Amorin, Jean-Michel Arnold

Votes: 373

Langlois museum - an art work filled with movie art. Very creative museum, created out of unique space.

11. My Architect (2003)

116 min | Documentary, Biography

81 Metascore

Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.

Director: Nathaniel Kahn | Stars: Edmund Bacon, Edwina Pattison Daniels, Balkrishna Doshi, Frank Gehry

Votes: 2,971 | Gross: $2.75M

12. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, Biography

71 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the renown architect.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Frank Gehry, Sydney Pollack, Julian Schnabel, Charles Arnoldi

Votes: 1,475 | Gross: $0.44M

13. Eternal Gaze (2003)

15 min | Animation, Short

An exceptionally moving portrayal of the work of sculptor Alberto Giacometti, whose work with wire and clay figures in his Paris studio is shown at two different points in his life: once ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Chen

Votes: 157


14. Lost Worlds (2005–2007)
Episode: Lost City of Aphrodite (2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

Widely recognised as one of the greatest and best preserved sites in the Classical World, Aphrodisias is a magnificent city of marble dedicated to the goddess of beauty, love and sex - Aphrodite.

Stars: Heather Turnbow Awan, Peter de Staebler, Eleanor Herman, Thomas Kaefer

Votes: 7

Florentine Renaissance. Donatello, Ghiberti, Michaelangelo, Brunelleschi, Massaccio, Masolino. Author Umberto Eco, film director Franco Zeffirelli, historian Frederico Zeri.

16. A Man Named Pearl (2006)

G | 78 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

A Man Named Pearl tells the inspiring story of self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar. It offers a message that speaks to respect for both self and others, and shows what one person can ... See full summary »

Directors: Scott Galloway, Brent Pierson | Star: Pearl Fryar

Votes: 293 | Gross: $0.20M

Collecting discarded nursery plants, and turning them into art.

17. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 14,193 | Gross: $5.23M

Art in a cave in France.

Domes of the world. Starting with the AstroDome in Houston, then going back to the Pantheon dome, and on up through history.

Mark Rothko (1903-1970). American artist. Wall -scale abstract paintings. Son and daughter contribute their perspective.

20. Russian Ark (2002)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

86 Metascore

A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Mikhail Piotrovsky

Votes: 17,572 | Gross: $0.04M

21. Reverón (1952)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Margot Benacerraf | Star: Armando Reverón

Votes: 31

Impressionistic Venezuelan painter Reveron.

22. Araya (1959)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

"Araya" is an old natural salt mine located in a peninsula in northeastern Venezuela which was still, by 1959, being exploited manually five hundred years after its discovery by the Spanish... See full summary »

Director: Margot Benacerraf | Stars: José Ignacio Cabrujas, Laurent Terzieff

Votes: 546

A poem.

23. Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

63 Metascore

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have ... See full summary »

Directors: Jason Cohn, Bill Jersey | Stars: Charles Eames, Ray Eames, James Franco, Jeannine Oppewall

Votes: 900 | Gross: $0.15M

Ray and her husband Charles Eames and their 40 year artistic collaboration. Eames furniture, architecture, exhibitions, and films.

24. Antonio Gaudí (1984)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

The work of Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí, as seen by Japanese New Wave director Hiroshi Teshigahara.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Isidro Puig Boada, Antoni Gaudí, Seiji Miyaguchi

Votes: 1,199

26. Kagero-za (1981)

Not Rated | 139 min | Fantasy, Romance, Thriller

A 1920s playwright meets a beautiful woman who may be the ghost of his patron's deceased wife.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Yûsaku Matsuda, Michiyo Yasuda, Mariko Kaga, Katsuo Nakamura

Votes: 460

Japan, 1926. Seijun Suzuki art. Trains, hospital, stairs.

27. Chief (2008)

20 min | Short

Semu Fatutoa drives a taxi in Honolulu, Hawaii, slowly forgetting his old life as a tribal Chief in Samoa. Little does he know, his old life is looking for him.

Director: Brett Wagner | Stars: Diane Ako, Analu, Kalani Apuakehau, Tavita Asuao

Votes: 32

Samoan chief tattoo ceremony. By traditional artist. The DVD has a 5 minute documentary on filming the ceremony. Tattoos placed from the waist to the knee.

28. Secrets of the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Bones of the Buddha (2013)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

in India in 1898, a British foreman called Willie Peppe supposedly found a jar that contained the remains of Gautama Buddha himself. Historian Charles Allen investigates this claim.

Director: Steven Clarke | Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Charles Allen, Neil Peppe, Harry Falk

Votes: 44

Jewels found 20' down. This episode tries to discover the connection to Buddha.

29. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

81 Metascore

A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda

Votes: 7,534 | Gross: $0.44M

30. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

85 Metascore

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 59,342 | Gross: $3.29M

Street art

31. Victoria Died in 1901 and Is Still Alive Today (2001 TV Movie)

64 min | Documentary

Jonathan Meades explores the architectural legacy of Queen Victoria's reign.

Director: Francis Hanly | Stars: Jonathan Meades, Christopher Biggins, Skandar Keynes, Christian Adams

Votes: 23

32. Between the Folds (2008)

G | 56 min | Documentary

Depicts a cast of fine artists and eccentric scientists (from MIT and NASA) who have devoted their lives to the unlikely medium of modern origami. Through their determination to reinterpret... See full summary »

Director: Vanessa Gould | Stars: Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Vincent Floderer, Miri Golan

Votes: 784


33. Francofonia (2015)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History

71 Metascore

A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath, Vincent Nemeth, Johanna Korthals Altes

Votes: 2,349 | Gross: $0.30M

34. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

Passed | 77 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh

Votes: 4,225

35. Together Again (1944)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

A prim and proper widow who has succeeded him as mayor of a provincial Vermont town hires a worldly New York sculptor for her husband's statue.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Charles Coburn, Mona Freeman

Votes: 598

36. Statues also Die (1953)

30 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary of black art.

Directors: Ghislain Cloquet, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais | Stars: Jean Négroni, François Mitterrand, Pope Pius XII, Sugar Ray Robinson

Votes: 981

37. The Affair (1967)

97 min | Drama, Romance

A woman, unhappily married to a cheating executive, starts meeting her dead mother's lover and gets thrown into a romantic dilemma after succumbing to a rough laborer.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Mariko Okada, Yoshie Minami, Tadahiko Sugano, Shigako Shimegi

Votes: 302

38. The Snow Woman (1968)

80 min | Horror, Romance

The lives of a master sculptor and his young apprentice are changed forever when they meet an evil witch during a snow storm.

Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Shiho Fujimura, Akira Ishihama, Machiko Hasegawa, Taketoshi Naitô

Votes: 318

39. The Neon Ceiling (1971 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

A housewife and her teenage daughter, fleeing their boring lives, stops in a diner in the California desert. She runs up against the diner's owner, a gruff, beer-drinking artist whose ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Gig Young, Lee Grant, Denise Nickerson, Herb Edelman

Votes: 123

40. Rize (2005)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Music

74 Metascore

Rize chronicles a dance movement that rises out of South Central Los Angeles with roots in clowning and street youth culture.

Director: David LaChapelle | Stars: Tommy the Clown, Larry Berry, Dragon, Jassy Marie

Votes: 3,051 | Gross: $3.28M

Clown and Krumping dance expression. Face artistry. Clothing expression. South Central Los Angeles, California.

41. Museum Hours (2012)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama

84 Metascore

When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways in which works of art reflect and shape the world.

Director: Jem Cohen | Stars: Mary Margaret O'Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits, Marcus O'Hara

Votes: 1,817 | Gross: $0.08M

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