The Easel

Art is a collective experience. It’s also a deeply private one

Gallery openings and art fairs offer collective enjoyment of art. Now this is off limits there is an opportunity to focus on “pleasures we cultivate in isolation”. One part of this is awareness of our “isolation and smallness in a grandly scaled universe”. This “fundamentally private” insight can be learned in a crowd “but you can also learn it alone, and there’s no time like the present”.