No Holds Barred: The Life and Art Of Matthew Lanyon

Dir: Barbara Santi, Judith Lanyon
66mins   2021   UK   PG   English   

No Holds Barred reaches into the remarkable life of Matthew Lanyon, the late Cornish artist whose reclusive, comedic disposition disguised a fierce dedication to art, powered by love and loss. He was the second son of Peter Lanyon, the well-known, ground-breaking Modernist painter who died tragically when Matthew was 13.

Matthew’s family, collectors and collaborators describe a man with a visionary talent and intellect, for whom the usual boundaries between art and life did not apply.

This moving film creates a rare magic from Matthew’s own words, his previously unseen audio-visual archive, and the breathtaking geology of West Cornwall.


Thu 22 July