Sunday, 6 February 2011

Art from all over the world

It's been a while- have you missed me?

The Daily Telegraph had an awesome list of websites to keep you busy for just about-EVER!

Put aside a few weeks/years and check out:    the most comprehensive modern art archive by a single institution to date with 34,000 works, including reproductions of sketches, photographs ans ephemera not displayed in the galleries.  You can fork out £450.00 for the Thames and Hudson book of Van Gough's recently published illustrated letters or, at no charge, view all 902 letters here.   Up-close and in 3D, examine the brushstokes on some of the world's greatest masterpieces, from Velazquez to Goya.  More than 4,000 babies were left at the Foundling Hospital between 1741 and 1760. A token, usually a piece of fabric, was kept as an identifying record. This is an online only exhibition of the contents of the museum's fabric archives.

and in case this isn't enough!   A multimedia magazine but with a compendium of poems, lectures, essays and readings, the best of which are the historic recordings of modern American poets reading their own work.

Normal service- blog wise resumes next week!!

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