Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
Each episode of Portrait of an Artist offers an intimate peek at the life and work of an important figure in the world of art. Not just a dry discussion of the major works, this is an exploration of the environment that produced the artist and influenced his or her work. From interviews with family and friends, to short trips to an artist's favorite haunts, no stone is left unturned. In this particular episode, viewers explore the life and work of John Piper, an artist at the forefront of Britain's neo-romantic movement. An abstract artist who returned to the forms of nature, Piper is a study in contradictions and a unique artistic voice.
abstract-art, artist, Britain, landscaping, painting, retrospective