Nostalgia is denial - denial of the painful present… The name for this denial is golden age thinking - the erroneous notion that a different time period is better than the one one’s living in - it’s a flaw in the romantic imagination of those people who find it difficult to cope with the present.
Midnight In Paris, 2011
Anselm Feuerbach, Medea with the Dagger, 1871-72
Gustave Moreau (1826-1898), La Mélancolie assise
Jose Tomas Errazuriz (1856-1927), Angustia.
No artist tolerates reality.