I heard myself silently ask: are you enough? Is art enough to make life worth living? And got no answer. I suppose the answer is ‘sometimes’ – better than ‘no’.
On the whole I go and see pictures rather like going to the doctor, to get some help, in fact.
Oh, and added because also found today and although not strictly visual it’s Dürer which neatly coils us back to the top:
Dürer would have seen a reason for living
in a town like this, with eight stranded whales
to look at; with the sweet sea air coming into your house
on a fine day, from water etched
with waves as formal as the scales
on a fish.