An entire month has passed since the start of confinement due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Spain and in the city I live in – Barcelona. It has been a month plus one week in Italy and a little less than that in the UK and the rest of the European countries. While busy with many things one can do at home, I was rather sure that this situation will not last long and it will be possible to resume our activities soon… maybe even visit a small local exhibition… too optimistic, I get it now. The good news for everyone including the art lovers is that we still have the internet and it is more active than ever!
Below you will find a selection of art-related topics that got into my sight while diving in our largest “ocean” called Internet these past weeks. I have added links to all of them so you can comfortably view and read:
– First is the video from the Raffaello exhibition that I wanted to visit so much in Rome. As the Scuderie del Quirinale museum is closed – here´s the closest to the real visit⬇️:
– Third: few of the museums I love visiting online even if they don´t advertise any specific online project are The National Gallery and Wallace Collection in London, however Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam wins all of the museum websites I visited recently. Apart from the high-resolution images of their enormous art collection, they are the most active ones during these weeks with additional online activities called #rijksmuseumfromhome and their virtual visit with the possibility to see the masterpieces up-close is amazing.⬇️
Fourth: because it is always a good idea to remember the Graet Ones: dance and experimental film making by Maya Deren. I love all of her remaining films. This one is a clip from Martina Kudlacek’s documentary “In the Mirror of Maya Deren” ⬇️