Documentaries: Prophecy



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Prophecy is a unique and intimate exploration of a single oil painting, revealing the motive and techniques behind each stroke of paint as the artist is creating. Filmed over four intensive months, what starts as a blank canvas emerges as Peter Howson’s monumental work: Prophecy. From its turbulent creation in the artist’s Glasgow studio, to its eventual sale in New York, we discover the intentions and difficulties that push Howson’s creative output and how he achieves this ambitious, masterful and detailed canvas.

Director:  Charlie Paul
Producer:  Lucy Paul
Cinematographer:  Charlie Paul
Editor: Joby Gee
Country:  USA, UK
Language:  English
Runtime:  85 minutes