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Detail-Oriented

Richard B. Gruelle, The Canal-Morning Effect, 1894 (detail).

So far, I’ve tried to be engaging. My blog posts were all a stab at that and I think I’ve done well. Largely, I’ve written on how you don’t need a degree to enjoy art. However, one can’t deny that knowing background information surrounding a piece does enhance its story. When you don’t know anything about the work or the artist the only context you have is the nail it’s hanging on. Personally, I feel this should be enough and museums spend countless hours developing ways to make “you are in a museum” the only context one needs – but it is nice to know more. So. I’ve posted a handful of images from our permanent collection on the IMA’s Flickr account. I cropped the images into detail shots and gave a little background information. One of the best things about my internship is that I get to learn a lot “fun facts” about our works, so I shared a few. My goal was to provide context, be engaged and (as always) have a little fun with art.

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2 Responses to “Detail-Oriented”

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    Renz Says:

    I have been to the Egyptian Museum and I wish I could also visit yours. I am very interested to see several inspirational art and learn to appreciate them and the artists even more.

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    amudrea Says:

    A picture tells a thousand words . . Looking at the photo tells a lot .. that simple photo is telling something.. I found it simple and beautiful. Never been there to that place but I’m sure it’s pretty beautiful!!

    ” I cropped the images into detail shots and gave a little background information. ” << this is nice.. you're so unique.. find it creative.. =)

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