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Intimate and revealing, Prophecy offers an unprecedented insight into the mind of an artist as he works on creating a masterpiece. Beginning with a blank canvas, the film follows acclaimed artist Peter Howson on a journey that showcases his dark sense of humour as well as his immense talent. Working from his imagination, former official Bosnian war artist Howson draws inspiration from world unrest, religious beliefs and mythology, utilising the techniques of his heroes Goya, da Vinci, and El Greco, in creating his artwork Prophecy.This fascinating documentary observes Howson creating a large orgiastic scene while talking about how he banished the demons in his life. ★★★ The GuardianThe painting grows like a child transforming through puberty to adulthood, gaining strength and muscles, going through awkward stages, and changing its voice. Prophecy gives audiences the privilege to view a masterpiece, but, more significantly, it allows one to share Howsons apocalyptic vision. Point Of View MagazineScreening as part of our BEACON Season.Director: Charlie PaulGB/USA 2019Run time: 85 mins
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