First of all, let me clarify, my statement about the uncomfortable was made in a light spirit. Also I must confess, not everything that discomforts me ends up being attractive, the PN 2.0 front page for instance . There u go, another smiley for you.... <br><br> Now coming back to discomfort in art. Is discomfort always a negative feeling? Can discomfort be fascinating or startling? For instance, you are looking at a pretty calendar-esque landscape thinking this doesn't interest me since there is nothing unsettling about it. Its all about comfort and placidity. But then you end up staring at it for a while and actually appreciate it (although there may be no conceivable reason for you to do so). Wouldn't that be somewhat uncomfortable? The art defied your expectations of it and somehow it got to you. Isn't that one of the characteristics of good art, that it gets to you at the most inopportune moment and spreads its tentacles around you before you know.