Co-produced and narrated by Martin Scorsese and directed by legendary art dealer Arne Glimcher, this fascinating documentary looks at the influence of the technological revolution—especially the creation of cinema—on Cubist artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.
“Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies” is an intellectual documentary that discusses how the first films influenced the great artistry of Picasso and Braque. These two painters were considered revolutionary in the art world, just as cinematography brought pictures to life for the first time. This documentary features interviews with filmmakers, artists, historians, and museum curators, as well as clips from some of the first films ever made.This film also discusses the friendship between Picasso and Braque, who met through a mutual poet friend, and the effect cinema houses had on culture as they became popular. From 1907 to 1914, when World War I started, these two artists influenced major changes in the art world, as did cinematography at the time. Those who appreciate Picasso and Braque’s art and are fascinated with the start of the film industry will find this documentary very enlightening. We are pleased to award this film the Dove Approved Seal for 12-plus, with caution that some of the paintings feature nude subjects.