There are a lot of documentaries freely available on YouTube.
Sometimes the producers release them for free, but most often other people upload the films and the copyright owners don't bother with taking them down.
xDocumentaries is a central place where you can easily find these documentaries...
A 1999 documentary series presented by Matthew Collings exploring the different expression forms in modern art by looking at the work and ideas of dozens of prominent artists, including Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Rene Magritte, and...(show more)
A 2012 BBC documentary presented by James Fox that looks into how three colours had serious and profound influence in the history of art: gold - the colour of sacred and power, blue - the colour of our dreams, and white - the colour of virtue and purity.
1. Gold - From being considered the...(show more)
A 2004 documentary written and presented by Matthew Collings that tries to explain the Impressionism art movement of the 19th century by focusing on the lives, works and art philosophies of four of its greatest painters: Courbet, Manet, Monet and Cézanne.
We see how Impressionism started...(show more)
A 2011 BBC documentary written and presented by art critic Alastair Sooke in which he goes through the list of the top ten most expensive paintings ever sold at an action as of 2011, exploring what made those paintings so valuable.
The list contains works by famous painters such as Francis...(show more)
A 2015 BBC documentary about the life and work of Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) with an emphasis on the women in his life and how they influenced his art.
Born in Malaga, Spain, Picasso lived for most of his adult life in France and was involved with many women, having serious relationships...(show more)