Color seduces, color delights but most importantly color lies. Behind too many fuchsias are the lack of form, under too many cobalts structural problems and with a blinding lake of streaks and swipes the cover-up of no skill.

Black and white are the guards at the temple gates. They will tolerate no thieves, no liars and no con-man to pass. Through these gates walked men like Goya, Rothko, Kentridge, the Zenga painters and many a master. Only the man who has conquered black and white also has conquered color.