Should art be made in solitude? There is a certain loneliness that artists know. The process and emotions seem alien to others. Artists may tear each other apart but they know, they know the loneliness.
The Art Colony At Old Lyme:
Cos Cob Art Colony:
Provincetown Fine Arts Workshop:
The MacDowell Colony
6 responses to “Utopian Artist Communities”
I’ve often thought about this, as well. It is a lonely place when writing out our hearts.
Lonely but incredibly addictive. Hugs back, Audrey!
So very addictive!
We had [possibly still have… I haven’t checked] an artist colony in outer Melbourne called Montsalvat….. in Eltham. The bloke who set it up back in the day had a brother who was a famous GP in Belgrave, which is the next suburb to mine. The good doctor’s house is now a restaurant and appears in some of my photos.http://www.montsalvat.com.au/about/History.aspx
The only problem for me with the artists’ colonies is that after a few days I’d be exhausted by the socializing. I need tons of time alone to regain my energy 🙂
I’ll check out the link! Thanks!
That’s a very good point.