Escape into online treasures #2

A book and a good lie down

Portrait of Pixie Herbert in a bat costume, c 1923, NLA Commons on Flickr She could almost be the e-Genie of online treasures …
(Portrait of Pixie Herbert in a bat costume, c 1923,
NLA Commons on Flickr)

(Members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are respectfully advised that a person in a photograph in this post has passed away.)

Researching online can be a bit like taking off on a magic carpet ride.

There’s that sense of wonder at clicking on a website and easily navigating your way to a masterpiece.

You can zoom in on the details of brushstrokes, handwriting, gesture. You get to see works that you may never see otherwise.

More prosaically, it certainly helps me to look at artworks closely when I’m editing a text describing them!

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