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Comfort Art

The days are much shorter here now and the weather a little cooler. Today there is pot of ham and lentil soup in the making and rugby on the go. We have been having a lot of ‘comfort food’ lately which while curled up with a blanket by the fire (what a nana) made me think of ‘comfort art’.

While I doubt any artist wants to be identified as the bread and butter pudding of the art world, in my life I often retreat to what is familiar, warming and a little nostalgic. For the most part, I like to be challenged and provoked and made to think by art, but some days its all too much and I fall back on old favourites. I don’t think these are generic artworks and my favourites would be rather different than someone else’s choices and in fact might be the opposite of comforting for another. I think this feeling is possibly why painting continues on even though every one keeps saying its dead. Perhaps what I have nostalgia for will be seen in 30 or 50 years time in the same light as the Constable print of “The Haywain” my Grandmother had on her wall.

Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Can – Comfort Food/Art?

Art Movies
I have almost accidentally accumulated a small collection of dramatised movies about artists. While some are not so great, Frida, Basquiat and Pollock are excellent. Here is a very short list – please comment if you have any others to add (reviews would excellent too). Documentaries too if you want.

Goya’s Ghosts
Surviving Picasso
Love is the Devil (Bacon)
Girl with a Pearl Earring (Vermeer)

BTW – what’s happened to Artbash???

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