Confused About Modern Art? Watch These Amazing Films

Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams in
Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams in "Midnight in Paris"

Modern art can sometimes feel like a labyrinth of abstract ideas, leaving many of us scratching our heads. Yet, the allure and significance of modern art are undeniable. If you’re eager to unravel the mysteries of modern art but unsure where to start, these films might be the perfect gateway. 

Woman in Gold

Woman in Gold is based on a true story. It tells the tale of a Jewish refugee who fights to reclaim priceless Gustav Klimt paintings stolen by the Nazis from her family. This film explores the emotional connection we have with art and the significance of modern art.

Pollock (2000)

Pollock is a powerful biographical film that chronicles the life and work of Jackson Pollock, a key figure in modern art. The film offers insight into the struggles and triumphs of an artist who forever changed the landscape of modern art.

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris will transport you into the heart of Paris’s artistic golden age. While not exclusively focused on modern art, the film features key figures from the modernist movement. The characters include Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Gertrude Stein. It’s a fun way to get acquainted with the creative scene of the time.