Most of us have heard the name Peter Greenaway but may not be aware of the depth and body of work created by the man. Take a moment to find out more and you might be surprised. Some might even say that Peter Greenaway is a creative genius and storyteller, in the footsteps of the great masters Leonardo Da Vinci and Michaelangelo.
The talented Welsh actor and director trained as a painter and began to make films in 1966. His cinema is unique and creative and way before histime. He’s also a talented writer who has writted film scripts, as well as for theatre and opera.
Peter Greenaway is not as well known for his installations, most notably at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice and the Joan Miro Gallery in Barcelona as well as the Boymans – van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam. You’ll also see his work in major museums, such as the Louvre in Paris, Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and Hoffburg in Vienna.
He has collaborated with some of the world’s best composers, including John Cage and Philip Glass. His Tulse Luper Suitcases VJ Show. took him around the world and he has been nominated for Film Festivals in Cannes, Venice and Berlin.
Peter Greenaway’s movie career kicked off with his first feature film, The Draughtsman’s Contract,in 1982. It shot him into the international limelight and set up the foundation for him to go on to produce numerous other creative works such as The cook, the Thief, his Wife & her Lover, The Pillow-book, Nightwatching and Goltzius & The Pelican Company.
His multimedia installations are unique and creative, and involve original paintings of the masters (Rembrandt’s Night Watch, da Vinci’s Last Supper in Milan, and the Veronese Marriage at Cana in Venice).
Feature Films by Peter Greenaway
2017 – Walking to Paris
2015 – Eisenstein in Guanajuato premiered in a competition at a number of film festivals and Peter was awareded Best Director at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
2012 – Goltzius and the Pelican Company.
2008 – Rembrandt’s J’Accuse premiered at Rome Film Festival
2007 – Nightwatching premiered at the Utrecht Film Festival and won two Golden Calf awards for Art Direction and Script
2007 – Peopling the Palaces was an Installation Film at Venaria Reale. Italy