1. What is your favorite color? Black (followed closely by red and yellow)
As the Aztecs said, 'The good painter is a toltec, an artist; he creates with
red and black ink.'
2. Who is your favorite artist? Piero della Francesca
Piero was a key member of the early 15th century revolution in
painting, neglected for 500 years, and then rediscovered by the early moderns. As
(I think) Andre Lhote said, 'We hail in Piero the first cubist.' The
organising principle of his paintings is the mystical geometry of light.
3. If you were a painting, which one would you be? Why?
Kasimir Malevich, Black square, 1915
This is the ultimate self-portrait. Like other early abstractionists,
Malevich was a realist painter. He wanted to portray the new modern
understanding of the spiritual reality underpinning the world of appearances.