This is an impossible question to answer because I have many favorite artists from each style, current and school. If I have to mention only three artists, let them be the usual suspects: Caravaggio, Goya and the Egyptian painter Mahmoud Said. As for artworks, I particularly like Caravaggio’s ‘Incredulity of Saint Thomas’ for its witty allegorical references and Raphael’s ‘School of Athens’ for its allusion to the Renaissance ideals and its homage to the refinement of Classical Antiquity.
|Caravaggio’s ‘Incredulity of Saint Thomas’|
Can you mention your other studies please and how do you relate them with culture?
Honestly, I never thought of myself as anyone’s favorite teacher, but I am obviously honored and thrilled to know that some of my students think of me highly. One thing I know for sure: I am obsessed with my students and I never spare any effort to make them more comfortable in class and to create a learning environment that would facilitate my courses for them. I dedicate so many hours to the preparation and fine-tuning of the material and the selection of the readings and the case studies.
|Students in his class at UIC Barcelona (2011)|