Sunday, April 1, 2007


Curators have all sorts of reasons for arranging works of art in a particular order. History is usually a major factor in their thinking.Also, schools of art and geographical regions tend to be grouped together. In a large museum, curatorial departments con trol seperate galleries--Primitive, Greek, Renaissance, etc. But visitors do not have to be prisoners of these arrangements. You can think of yourself as a wanderer in unexplored territory. Often the best way is just to plunge in and start looking, moving from room to room without worrying about sequence. Mind numbing analysis and categorizing will follow to turn your love of art to envy

"Punishment in hell for the deadly sin of envy:Immersion in freezing water."

1496 Published by Nicolas le Rouge, Troyes

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