Artist Julian Schnabel gives a frank interview in The Guardian this week, as the artist promotes his new directorial effort dedicated to the life of Van Gogh. “Do you need to know that Caravaggio killed a guy at a tennis match to appreciate his paintings,” he asks at on point. “Have you ever seen a Caravaggio painting? Did it speak to you? Does knowing he killed someone at a tennis match change what you think about it?” Not really. “Exactly!” he says, triumphantly.
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