Postcard reminder of the incredible #violamichelangelo show @royalacademyarts 🤤
'Tristan's Ascension' #billviola
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I had a brilliant tutor during my foundation year who suggested I look at Bill Viola's work, as I was 18 and v much enjoying the excuse of college to make videos - mostly of myself and mates doing stuff like hiding in boxes, throwing porridge at each other or running into the sea. I remember being surprised that someone was actually taking me, a teenager, seriously!
Seeing one of Viola's pieces helped me to realise 'OH I definitely wanna study art'. So I thought about that a lot today while watching the huge screens, because I felt like that again.
Everyone should get an art foundation year, to quote @realbobmortimer 👹