Which are the world’s most beautiful paintings?
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of world art historian and artist, Sir Richard Attenborough, and the 100th anniversary since the death of the artist and curator, Francis Bacon.
In a recent interview with CBC’s The Agenda, Sir William is asked to rank the world art world’s greatest artists.
“It’s a very interesting question,” he said.
“And I’ve thought about this a lot, but it’s a difficult question.
I can’t go into it in detail, because there’s so much art history and so much cultural history and history of art that has happened in the world that I just can’t say.”
Sir William is also asked to give his thoughts on the current state of the art world, the current global art markets and the current challenges facing artists and curators.
“There’s still a lot of great art.
And I think that we’re all doing our best and trying to do the best work we can.
And some of the best art is still going to be in the past.”
So, what is the world beauty?
“Beauty has to do with light, which is the greatest thing that exists, but also the sense of beauty, of meaning,” Sir William explained.
“So there are a lot more things that have a beauty that is universal than there used to be.”
Sir Richard’s answers to the two questions are divided into two categories: 1) the greatest artists, and 2) the world arts.
He first considers artists who are still living.
“I think there are artists who still exist who are living,” he says.
“If you take one example, I know that I’ve had an exhibition of paintings by Pablo Picasso, and I think it’s one of the greatest works of art ever done, and he’s still alive and doing art.”
But there are other people, such as Andy Warhol, who have been working on a lot with light and colour and light and shading.
And there’s also the work of Mark Rothko, whose work is so brilliant that he’s probably the greatest artist of all time.
“So there’s a lot still to be done.”
What about the current art markets?
“It’s still very, very good,” Sir Richard says.
The art world has been booming for many years now, he says, with more than 30 million people visiting its websites a year.
“In the late ’90s and early 2000s, the number of people who came to see art was almost entirely driven by a new kind of technology.
They were the people who would visit a gallery, a gallery in their city, and there was no Internet, there were no social media, and they were still buying art by hand.”
But there’s still work to be had, he continues.
“There are still a couple of people doing some amazing work in their spare time.
There are some incredible artists working on some really incredible pieces that are absolutely breathtaking.”
So who is the best artist right now?
“I would say that it’s very hard to say.
I know of one person who’s doing really, really well, but that’s one person, and we’re talking about one person and one person alone.”
What do you think about the world being divided into artists?
“We are in a very special time, where art is very important, but there’s such a strong global push for artistic expression, so there are no boundaries, there are very few artists.
So I think we are at a very good time.
But it’s still an open question.
Art is a very global thing, and it’s hard to tell whether there’s one artist who’s going to go on forever, or whether there are more artists who have a great work to do.
What is the most important thing in art to you? “
It may be the case that there are some great artists who just get too good at it, and just get really lucky.”
What is the most important thing in art to you?
“The beauty,” Sir Williams says.
This is an incredibly personal question.
“To me, it’s about how beautiful and powerful art can be.
And to be a good artist, you have to be able to communicate your message with beautiful, powerful, beautiful words.
That’s what I look for in my work.
Sir Will is currently at the Royal Academy of Arts, where he’s received the Royal College of Art’s prestigious Arts and Design Prize. “
What I mean by that is, if you want to get your message across, you need to do it in a way that’s very powerful.”
Sir Will is currently at the Royal Academy of Arts, where he’s received the Royal College of Art’s prestigious Arts and Design Prize.
He will also be at the Centre for the Arts, in Toronto, for the 2019/20 season.