Monday, September 19th, 2011
Welcome to the New “Alberti’s Window” Blog!
Friends! Readers! Bloggers! Welcome to the new website and design for Alberti’s Window! My husband J designed and programmed this site for me as a Christmas present, but it has taken nine months to get things underway. I’m thrilled to have a more visually-appealing location to discuss things that are visually appealing.
I thought I’d share with you a quote that I read a few weeks ago, when visiting the sculpture garden of the Maryhill Museum of Art (a simply delightful “collection museum” that was listed in a post from earlier this summer). Artist Matt Cartwright wrote this for the text label of his sculpture, Malabar Bombax (shown above): “This flower of the Red Silk Cotton tree – with its blooming shape – is a colorful, luscious inspiration to me. . . And perhaps this sculpture can evoke the viewer’s inner insect as they buzz from sculpture to sculpture within the Maryhill Sculpture Garden.”
I love the comparison between an insect and someone visiting a sculpture garden (or even a museum, for that matter). Like Cartwright, I’m hoping that I can evoke your “inner insect” with this new visual emphasis at Alberti’s Window. Feel free to flit from post to post, enjoying the larger images and clean design. Please update your RSS feeds and links to this new website. And while you are at it, could you please do a little pollination and share this new website with others?
Sweet! Well done Jeremy!
Congrats on the move. The website looks great!
LOVE the new look! now I have to switch my bookmarks.
Good old Maryshill, it was my first Art Museum!
Love the new look! I switched all my links and RSS feed.
Thank you for the kind feedback, everyone! I’m glad people like the new look.
It’s lovely, and I’m sure will give you more potential for great things.
What is the picture in the masthead?
Thank you, Val S! Isn’t the picture lovely? It’s a modified image of Friedrich’s “Woman at a Window” (1822). If you scroll to the bottom of the home page, you’ll notice the credit and a link to the full image.
Congrats on the redesign M!
It’s about time your site design matched the wonderful quality of your writing. Kudos to J for all his hard work too of course!
The new design is gorgeous! Way to go!