A brush with… Jenny Saville, a podcast by The Art Newspaper

A brush with…, sponsored by Cork Street Galleries, is the new podcast from The Art Newspaper’s The Week in Art team.

In the series of exclusive, in-depth conversations, host Ben Luke interviews four leading painters about their life and work through their cultural experiences.

In this second episode, the Cambridge-born artist Jenny Saville discusses how her uncle inspired her to explore the Old Masters and match their ambition; the visit to an artist’s studio that changed her life; how having children hugely affected the way she works; the epic poetry that drives her painting into new territories and the strange rituals in her daily practice.

The conversation explores in-depth her passion for art as well as a compulsion to respond to the world through paint.

A brush with… lands every Wednesday throughout the month of August. You can download and subscribe to the podcast here.