tagged: film painting

No Place Like Home

by Robert J. Hughes
Anyplace that's home evokes nostalgia, scorn, longing. Even a desolate prairie. And often that nostalgia is coupled with a self-mockery at the heart's willingness to believe in falsehood. Artists from Winnipeg, a city smack-dab center in Canada's Manitoba, are like kids who, returning to the childhood neighborhoods that once seemed so large, are struck by their ordinariness, their feeble quaintness. They mock themselves for wanting to return to a place that their memories betrayed. And they... [more]
Posted by Robert J. Hughes on 8/29/11