Are you interested in learning about history from a different perspective than the one provided by school teachers? If your answer is “yes,” you should subscribe to a few streaming services and watch documentaries. But how can you tell which films or series are worth your time? Well, worry not, dear friend, because we’ve made up a list of five fascinating historical docs that are both educational and entertaining to help you immerse yourself in the myriad events that have shaped the world we live in.
Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art
When it comes to paintings, collectors have to be extremely careful with duplicates. Believe it or not, forgery is a prevalent crime in the art world, and no documentary shows this as Netflix’s Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art.
Focusing on the Knoedler Gallery and its acquisition of a supposed Mark Rothko painting, this documentary tells us the story of an artwork that seemed authentic but ended up being an $80 million scam. Its premise raises the question: what makes a piece of art valuable, even if it’s fake?