Art-related movies to watch on Netflix

In search of some inspiration? Here's a playlist for you!

by Rossana Vinci
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For designers in search of inspiration–or anyone with a love of visual culture–Netflix has uploaded some superb films and documentaries.

We have selected some among shows and documentaries based upon design, architecture, interior, fashion and art, that are represented and expressed through the voices of their protagonists: architects, designer, photographers, building constructors.

Different themes, different languages, different themes developed, with the single common goal of making easier and fascinating disciplines often appreciated only by insiders.

 

 

Here's a playlist to get you started:

 

 

- Saving Banksy (2017)

 

Focusing on unauthorized sellers of graffiti artist Banksy's work, this film examines the conflicting philosophies of street art and profiteering.

 

Watch it here

 

 

 

 

- Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2016)

 

People dedicated to rejecting the American ideal that things bring happiness are interviewed in this documentary showing the virtues of less is more.

 

Watch it here

 

 

 

 

- Abstract: The Art of Design (2017)

 

Step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life.

 

Watch it here

 

 

 

 

- Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016)

 

Known for his spectacular pyrotechnic displays, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang creates his most ambitious project yet in this breathtaking documentary.

 

Watch it here

 

 

 

 

- Print the Legend (2014)

 

This award-winning, original documentary chronicles the race for market leadership in 3D printing, the next wave of technological evolution.

 

Watch it here

 

 

 

 

- The 100 Years Show (2015)

 

This documentary profiles abstract minimalist pioneer Carmen Herrera as she enjoys artistic success and fame that literally took a lifetime to happen.

 

Watch it here

 

 

 

 

- Iris (2014)

 

Albert Maysles focuses on a fashion legend, who at 93 is still at the top of her game, choosing dresses, advising models and haggling with buyers.

 

Watch it here

 

 

 

 

- NOVA: Ground Zero Supertower (2013)

 

Return to ground zero to witness the construction of One World Trade Center, the new skyscraper that has arisen where the Twin Towers once stood.

 

Watch it here

 

 

 

 

- Grand Designs (2014)

 

Host Kevin McCloud presents people who take self-building houses to a new level, following every step of their ambitious plans from beginning to end.

 

Watch it here

 

 

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