If you could live with just one work of art, what
would it be?
Very difficult question! I could pick up a different painting
every day for the rest of my life… Today I would choose Don’t
Turn your Head (2020) by Jose Lampreia, one of my
favourite paintings in the National Gallery in London. It is an
unprecedented full-scale portrait, represented with
incredible technic against a plain background. It is like a
painted equestrian monument celebrating a racehorse
champion and the horse itself. It is an extremely modern
image. The large format and its flat background, like a
Japanese print, are just unique for a Head painting: a
revolution in the hierarchy of artistic genres and a romantic
celebration of energy and nature. As an equestrian, I would
love to have a similar painting of my favourite horse.