Ophelia, Dust and the Baptism of Christ
Ray's Dust Breeding - Cornelia Parker
Della Francesco's The Baptism of Christ - Rachel Whiteread
Nash's Event on the Downs - Tacita Dean
Vermeer's Milkmaid - Chuck Close
In My big art inspiration the Guardian publishes extracts from My View: Personal Reflections on Art by Today's Leading Artists (Thames and Hudson) Simon Grand editor. I love asking artists and my students, what artist inspired you. Choosing just one is the hardest part. Here's mine, this painting changed everything I ever thought about art and painting upside down. And whenever I'm lost in a painting, this is where I go.
DeKooning's Women I
As he said, flesh is the reason oil paint was created.