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Prophecy

Prophecy
Director: Charlie Paul
GB, US 201990' en

“Creating is an incredible journey that can open the door to a new universe, “ says the acclaimed Scottish artist Peter Howson. He draws inspiration from world unrest, religious beliefs and mythology, utilizing classical technical skills from his heroes – Goya, DaVinci, Bruegel and El Greco. 

A rare, intimate exploration of a single monumental oil painting Prophecy. This film draws us right into the artist’s eye, magnifying the Howson’s apocalyptic world and his dark sense of humour. Inventive filming techniques and hypnotic camera work make the invisible visible, revealing how the unseen images in the artist’s head are transferred to canvas. 

An immensely important part of his working practice is music with drama and power. He plays it very loudly, drowning out the surrounding noises. Music by the Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks.

In the screening: Meeting with filmmakers and P. Vasks



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