Inspiration Information: Documentaries on Art

Documentary titles that profile painters, sculptors, conceptual artists, and other creative types in the art world. To keep this list from becoming too sprawling, related fields and subsets of the art world (architecture, photography, graphic design, illustration, and animation) now have their own lists. All of these are collected under a visual arts tag.

Related lists:
Works On View: Documentaries About the Art World
Frames of Mind: Documentaries on Outsider Artists
Depth of Field: Documentaries on Photography
Drawing Attention: Documentaries on Comic Artists and Illustrators
Aesthetic Appreciation: Documentaries on Design
Windows to Walls: Documentaries About Architecture

  • Art and Craft
  • Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • Chuck Close
  • Painters Painting
  • Actually Iconic: Richard Estes
  • Banksy and the Rise of Outlaw Art
  • Banksy Most Wanted
  • Becoming Matisse
  • Body of Truth
  • Frida Kahlo - EOS
  • Secret impressionists
  • Spit Earth: Who is Jordan Wolfson?
  • Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly
  • Antony Gormley: How Art Began
  • Art & Mind
  • Battle of the Sexes in Art and Culture
  • Bellini and Mantegna: Renaissance Rivals
  • Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint
  • Entierro
  • It All Started With a Stale Sandwich
  • The Line of Life
  • Rodney Dickson…along the edge…
  • Serendipity
  • Unstoppable: Sean Scully and the Art of Everything
  • Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own
  • Caravaggio - L'anima e il sangue
  • Degas: Passion for Perfection
  • The End of Fear
  • Kusama : Infinity
  • The Man Who Stole Banksy
  • Morisot - The Heart is a Rebel
  • Oscar
  • Picasso's Last Stand
  • Prophecy
  • Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski
  • Walking on Water
  • Amsel: Illustrator of the Lost Art
  • Basquiat: Rage to Riches
  • Beuys
  • Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • British Museum presents: Hokusai
  • Exhibition on Screen: The Artist’s Garden - American Impressionism
  • Francis Bacon: A Brush with Violence
  • Have You Seen the Listers?
  • Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait
  • Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy
  • Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist
  • Max Gimblett: Original Mind
  • Monir
  • More Art Upstairs
  • Obey Giant
  • The Painter's View
  • Rachel Whiteread: Ghost in the Room
  • Revolution: New Art for a New World
  • Saving Banksy
  • The Secret Life of Lance Letscher
  • Shadowman
  • Tom of Finland
  • VovaNina
  • White Walls Say Nothing
  • Witkin & Witkin
  • You See Monsters
  • Botticelli – Inferno
  • Burden
  • Call Her Applebroog
  • China's Van Goghs
  • David Lynch: The Art Life
  • Eva Hesse
  • Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray
  • Gaga for Dada: The Original Art Rebels
  • Keith Haring Uncovered
  • Leonardo da Vinci: The Genius in Milan
  • Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back
  • Neo Rauch - Comrades and Companions
  • Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse
  • The Posterist
  • The Silence of Mark Rothko
  • Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang
  • The Space in Between: Marina Abramović and Brazil
  • 24×36
  • Who is Oda Jaune?
  • Art Bastard
  • Art Connect - A Documentary
  • #artoffline
  • Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck
  • David Choe: High Risk
  • Forced Perspective
  • Fritz
  • Generosity of Eye
  • Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil
  • Horizon
  • The Impressionists
  • The Legacy of Frida Kahlo
  • Making It
  • Many Beautiful Things
  • A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone
  • The 100 Years Show
  • Original Copy
  • Packed In A Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson