The Mona Lisa Curse
Art critic Robert Hughes investigates how the world’s most iconic painting, the Mona Lisa, has influenced the world of art in this Grierson Award winning documentary. He explores the radical change in museums, art production and perception over the past fifty years, describing the rise of modern art and reflecting over a lifetime of writing and speaking about the art that he admires and detests.
This film narrates the story of the revolution in the art market, which started in the 1960s and spread across the world. It explains of how art superstars came about, why art’s monetary value skyrocketed, and the effect of these phenomena in the way we relate to art now.