Michael Nyman(1944-), Composer
Sitter in 5 portraits
A prolific and highly respected composer, Michael Nyman's work encompasses operas and string quartets, film soundtracks and orchestral concertos, but he is best known as a film composer. Nyman's most notable scores include many Peter Greenaway films, such as The Draughtsman's Contract and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, and the Jane Campion film The Piano.
Develop your art skills
Discover our BP Next Generation short films made by artists. Follow step by step guides in drawing and painting techniques.
Hold Still photography workshop
Reflect on your own experiences of lockdown through this easy-to-do from home, photographic exercise.
Draw Like a Renaissance Master
Revisit The Encounter exhibition and learn about Renaissance and Baroque drawing methods and materials.