The new Dr Great Art podcast episode 54: Grief in Art.
A short, yet gloomy, podcast for summer. My mother Ruth Staff Brandl passed away very recently at the age of 87. In this tough, sad time, my mind still approaches the world through art, yet I find it hard to find any comfort therein. In our artworld nowadays, it seems almost ridiculous. Grief, though, like most important and complex human emotions, has been the subject or inspiration for many great works of art.
The Podcast link: http://drgreatart.libsyn.com/episode-54-grief-in-art