Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Only on the web...

I have to share these two cool online viewing tools I've been enjoying lately.  My web designer, Stephanie Krimmel, showed me the first, and the second I found while looking for more information about the Boston MFA's collection of Japanese postcards.  Both are beautiful examples of how the web can greatly enhance our enjoyment of art.  Yep, I said it.  The web can enhance our experience with art.  I know that borders on heresy in many circles, but I think you'll agree that these online exhibits go a long way toward elucidating two collections that would otherwise be difficult to get your mind and your eyes around, in a single sitting. And in the case of the first example, would be impossible to see in a visit to a single museum (check it out to learn more).  Does anyone else have favorite tools like these that they visit?  I'd love to add a sidebar list to Megane.

My first fave is the Seattle Art Museum's Deer Scroll exhibit.

(from the Deer Scroll)

The second is the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's exhibit of The Art of the Japanese Postcard

(one card from the Lauder Collection, MFA, Boston)


  1. This one doesn't quite fit the category, but is a ton of fun:


  2. I've played with that one before. What a great way to relieve stress. And makes it so easy for anyone to make some art.

  3. Oh my gosh, that deer scroll is breathtaking! And yes, what a great way to view it.

  4. Yummy calligraphy on the deer scroll and the postcard collection was fabulous as well( some really good colors...), thanks for these links.