The Incomplete Idiot’s Guide to Artists. Batch 1
I have been collecting typical questions about artists and art for some time, and here’s the first batch of answers: often biased, sometimes rude, and always right.
Q: Almost all Modigliani’s nudes have eyes, which he left blank in many of his portraits. Why?
A: Amedeo slept with his nude models, and sometimes invited women to pose nude to shag them after. He also said, ’When I know your soul, I will paint your eyes.’ Obviously, it took him longer to know the soul of a clothed woman.
Q: Aha! I am beginning to understand nudists… Clothes get in the way of knowing the other person, right?
A: I am not sure it was their original intent, but they would be fools to reject your concept.
Q:Why is he the greatest living UK artist?
A: For the same reason Van Gogh was the…
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