Film has been talking about artists since before film could talk. There's an irresistible urge for filmmakers to share their creative process through their characters. And while film about filmmaking is interesting enough, what's really gripping is when the director talks through an artist in a different field. Artists, historically not the most-photographed bunch (as they are often the photographers) look great on celluloid, with their paint covered-shirts, their bare workspaces, and their tortured eyes. Some of their work is so good that you wish you could go downtown and see it, because these are The 10 Coolest Fictional Artists in Movie History.
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