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Peter Howson - the influence of religious imagery

Peter Howson - the influence of religious imagery
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  • Peter Howson - the influence of religious imagery
  • Duration: 01:43
  • Contemporary Scottish figurative artist Peter Howson discusses his use of religious imagery and the inspiration for this from his personal experience. He describes his drawing of a crucifixion scene at a very young age and goes on to talk about his religious vision following treatment for drink and drug addiction in 2000. This clip is part of a longer documentary following Howson over a two-year period during which he works on a painting of Scottish saint John Ogilvie; a commission from St Andrew’s cathedral in Glasgow. This clip was first published on the Madness of Peter Howson programme page. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Art and Design

       Topic:

    Painting

  • Keywords: painting, religion, religious, crucifixion, Peter Howson, Scottish, artist, public art, drawing, commission
Ideas for use in class
  • Contextual source material supporting work on figurative and religious subject matter in painting
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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