Claudette Dean
Published August 17, 2013 in the Nassau Guardian

This week Grand Bahama-based artist Claudette Dean answers 20 questions from Guardian Arts & Culture.

    1. What's been your most inspirational moment in the last five years? It would have to be when I did a live performance art piece in front of a group that was gathered to explore the concept of "Boundaries".  The performance had a profound effect on me and I believe the group as well.  It was later to become the basis for "Resurrection", the performance art video I presented at NE6.
  1. What's your least favorite piece of artwork? Any artwork that leaves me cold moth mentally and emotionally.
  2. What's your favorite period of art history?
    As a student of French literature, I loved the literature of "La Belle Epoque" in Paris.  It included writers such as Emile Zola and poets Baudelaire, Verlaine and Rimbaud, to name my favorites.  As an artist, it is also my favorite period of art history featuring artists such as Odilon Redon, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec and Henri Rousseau.  I also love the art nouveau influence on the architecture of the time.
  3. What are your top five movies of all time?
    I am a real movie buff, some of my favorites range from The Wizard of Oz to Pulp Fiction.  So to best answer your question, here are five of the movies I have watched at least twice and would watch again:  The Empire of the Sun, The English Patient, The Green Mile, The Color Purple and The Joy Luck Club.

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Claudette Dean