To day it has been good to watch 4 videos from Channel 4's The Genius of British Art.
I re-watched Hogarth and was again struck by the integrity of his social or moral subject.
The Landscape and Flesh programs challenged my preconceptions and made me realise that there is much more depth to landscape imagery than I had really acknowledged.
While the Modern Art program included a number of good interviews, including: Tracy Emin; Gilbert & George; Damien Hirst; John Lydon [Sex Pistols]; and Grayson Perry. All of which have given food for thought - they were all seeking to speak out on concerns that really mattered to them personally.
It is important too for me to try to maintain such integrity in my work and practice. It still somewhat troubles me that my works that seem to be the most sellable are those that tackle the issue of people trafficking; this seems rather contradictory and incongruous.