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Art is an important subject where interiors are concerned, such as placement of and style. As a literary traveler, art exhibitions make for vivid visual experiences and I take every advantage I can to visit exhibitions and shows when I’m gallivanting around the world.
Maintaining a blog is not only a textual endeavor, there has to be visual beauty for it to make an impact on the reader, drawing them to stay and to enjoy the experience. I don’t just use art to illustrate my posts randomly, the images always have meaning to what I am writing about. For instance, when I was presenting my book of poetry Anywhere But Here, I used an image of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel to provide a visual manifestation of my poem “God’s Articulate Finger,” which I highlighted in the post.
When I traveled to Milan to cover the iSaloni trade fair, I saw an exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings and notebooks, a review of which I paired with his writings to create a post; and when I experienced the exhibition devoted to Madame Cézanne at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I wrote about how I thought it might feel to live with her visage staring from a wall day-in and day-out. I hope my musings on are of interest.