hello, thank you!
2. Favourite art movement(s)?
I don’t want to choose favorites because I want to learn them all with equal vigour and interest. The Antiquities is good, the early renaissance is good, flemish baroque is good, 17th century when the Japanese were developing the Ukiyo-e is good. Really.
11. Tell us about an important artist from your country.
For me this really comes down to Hidalgo and Luna although there are newer artists that are respectable too. Hidalgo and Luna won contests outside the Philippines that really brought our country honor and recognition. I think also this was a time when Indios (as the Spaniard conquerors would call the natives) are making a breakthrough in their fields while there are revolts happening in the Philippines. Luna even had a supposed exposé painting done. Stuff like that. It’s kinda cool now I think about it.
14. Favourite art theorist/critic?
not my favorite but I’m thankful for Plato because he started thinking about what beauty is and this started discussions, schools, and developed new theories.
20. In your opinion, which country/city/place represents the most interesting artistic center?
Greece because it’s my favorite, I don’t know how to explain sorry. But France started a lot of movements (in Western art terms) so that could be one too, (also they house a lot of pieces). Art from Japan and Singapore today I think are also nice. Like in Japan, they extend to practical architecture, landscape designing (eg rock gardens) (things you can’t export to lets say Germany, Germans have to go to Japan to see it, kinda) and did you know how Ukiyo-e works are traditionally done? (video) Singaporean cotemporary art is also a+ (or at least the ones I’ve seen last in a fair last February).
27. An artist you consider overrated?
Pollock !!! (I’m sorry)
28. An artist you consider underestimated?
In art history terms, maybe A.J. Moore because I made a joke about his art style and no one got it like maybe 2 got it.
29. The biggest spiritual experience you’ve had with a work of art/gallery/museum?
None yet, I’m afraid. Like I find them beautiful but I haven’t spiritually connected with them. Maybe when I visit Cambodia or Greece and I cry, that’s when I’ll know probably.
Hey thanks again! Sorry I typed a lot, have a nice day! x