Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has made a short film talking about two paintings that capture her vision of London.
In an intimate interview, Vivienne discusses the work of the artists Frank Auerbach and JM Whistler who drew inspiration from scenes of London and the River Thames. Vivienne describes how these artists have a personal significance to her how the museums and galleries of London have been a constant source of inspiration throughout her life and fashion career.
The two paintings in question are Frank Auerbach’s ‘Oxford Street Building Site’ (1959/60) and JM Whistler’s ‘Nocturne: Blue and Silver – Cremorne Lights’ (1872) which are part of the BP British Art Displays at Tate Britain.
The film is part of the This is Britain campaign promoting the free collections displays at Tate Britain.