The Pleasure of Sadness

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I recall reading about this subject a while ago and today stumbled upon this great preliminary drawing of the famous Nighthawks by Hopper.  
Apart from it being a magnificent piece of drawing, it reminded me of the original text I’d read, where Alain De botton wrote about how we find a certain pleasure in these sad, lonely paintings. I tend to agree.

If you click either of the images, you can read the original text from the Tate site.
Sorry for the click and run. It’s a good article, worth the read. 
I also love seeing the preliminary plans for great works of art. It serves to remind that even the best work, took a level of problem solving and planning.
But that’s a different post altogether. 

For now, just the loneliness. 

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