Welcome to After the Art’s eighth issue.
We hope you enjoy these five essays — some of which were written before the pandemic and some during:
“Finding MoMA” by Susan Lago
“The Mytheme of Male Desire” by Thomas Larson
“Love Forever” by Nels P. Highberg
“David Foster Wallace and The Midnight Gospel: Choosing in the Time of the Coronavirus” by Lou D. Malbe
“Heavy Is the Root of Light” by Dana Delibovi
We’ve also started a Facebook page, which you can follow for posts about future issues as well as exhibits, articles, books, essays, and sites that might be of interest.
After the Art publishes personal review essays that explore the ways reading and art enrich each other.
Because of the coronavirus, most museums are closed. But here is a list of museums that have extensive online collections:
Brera Pinacoteca – Milan https://pinacotecabrera.org/
Uffizi Gallery – Florence https://www.uffizi.it/mostre-virtuali
Vatican Museums – Rome http://www.museivaticani.va/…/collezio…/catalogo-online.html
Archaeological Museum – Athens https://www.namuseum.gr/en/collections/
Prado – Madrid https://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/art-works
Louvre – Paris https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
British Museum – London https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection
Metropolitan Museum – New York https://artsandculture.google.com/explore
Hermitage – Saint Petersburg https://bit.ly/3cJHdnj
National Gallery of Art – Washington https://www.nga.gov/index.html
We’d love to hear how looking at art (online) and reading (at home) can enrich each other even (especially?) during this time of physical distancing.
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