Anyone who has ever struggled through an Art History 101 class in college is bound to have seen their fair share of art documentaries. Today, we rounded up a few of our favorites from over the years, that are perfect to watch on a rainy day.
Exit Through The Gift Shop
“This was one of my art history professor’s go-to art documentaries, but I never got sick of it. Mr. Brainwash’s passion for filmmaking and friendship with Banksy is oddly entertaining, no matter how many times you’ve seen the documentary. Plus, anything showcasing Banksy and his work is intriguing.“- Brie French-Sorgini, Director of PR
“Style Wars is an unfiltered showcase of the rise of graffiti and hiphop culture in 1980s New York, featuring rare interviews with some of the most influential graffiti artists of all time at the beginning and prime of their careers. The film’s insider perspective captures an honest understanding of the motivations and origins of the movement, and is equally a must-watch for graffiti enthusiasts and those who would otherwise turn a blind eye to street art.”- Liz Baker, Motion Graphics Designer
Design is One
“Massimo and Lella Vignelli are two of the world’s greatest designers who have worked on projects ranging from graphic design to interior design to product design. Even if you do not know their name, you know their work, which is bold, elegant, and timeless. Massimo is known for saying, ‘If you can design one thing, you can design everything.”- Emily McNally, Director of Marketing
The Pixar Story
“I think this famous quote from John Lasseter in the documentary says it all: ‘The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.”- Matthew McKinnon, Motion Graphics Designer