Sunday, 19 July 2009

James Ensor - MOMA interactive

James Ensor
According to Professor Wikipedia, James Sidney Edouard, Baron Ensor (April 13, 1860 – November 19, 1949) was a Belgian painter and printmaker, an important influence on expressionism and surrealism who lived in Ostend for almost his entire life. He was associated with the artistic group Les XX.

According to MOMA, he was a major figure in the Belgian avant-garde of the late nineteenth century and, like Wikipedia consider him an important precursor to the development of Expressionism in the early twentieth.

James Ensor, MOMA, 23rd June, 2ist Sep, 2009
They have produced a neat interactive of their exhibition, James Ensor, June 23rd - Sep 21st 09, which showcases 120 works, essay excerpts from the exhibition catalogue, and a timeline of the artist's life.

The Interactive
It's here. I like it a lot. I don't find it quite as compelling as say, their What is Print, but the way they showcase the images - in a lovely long strip - which you can then expand to see a full screen version - zoom - extended catalogue record, plus an audio track - is neat, stimulating, and definitely engaging.

On the negative - I'm not a fan of the the way the main navigation has to pop back on the page - and I find the text a little too 'fit for print'.

Given the latter are extracts from the catalougue, then that's hardly surprising. However, a little judicious editing for screen might have helped - as would a less ponderous font.

That said, I'm now quibbling, albeit from the POV of an engaged use. My main message to team who put it together is, thanks!


Unknown said...

When i discovered a wrist watch recently that's belts going into unique recommendations to express to this replica watches sale When i got captivated in respect of the way the item is effective, it becomes an authentic conversing position for a gathering or maybe with all your good friends. Contemplate most of these variables while you are obtaining ones tag heuer replica and you should uncover the most suitable in addition to clever shopping wristwatches.
Then you can delight in a long time connected with beneficial services through your wristwatches and then find it raise with importance for the reason that a long time go by.
Because of the chanel replica, you will discover unadvertised reductions likewise while in a number of cycles on the season. There may be anything termed a power pre-book, along with the even larger this pre-book, this for a longer time ones intelligent check out helps keep managing devoid of additionally mobility or maybe information turning.
And also the well known people that suggest imitation wristwatches sales frequent, day-to-day people that would possibly not include like star audemars piguet replica sale usually go along with this opinions in addition to write-up his or her accolades above the world-wide-web.

hoxn123 said...

including new fast Designer handbags fashion watch brand Time100 / time one hundred to just three years of history Replica Rolex watches the most dramatic growth.Time100 brings the Swiss exhibition brand products named “head”,Replica Rolex Watches was the 31st Time100 attend Hong Kong clock design competition third place winner. The hollow out Watches Replica automatic mechanical watch on a chain to “control the world” as the design concept,at first glance like a pocket UK Replica watches globe.

Obat Herbal Lupus said...

The most potent herbal medicine to cure all illness complaints :)

Pengobatan Sesak Nafas Ampuh
Obat Cantengan Paling Ampuh
Pengobatan Alami Faringitis
Cara Membersihkan Usus Kotor
Cara Menyembuhkan Varikokel
Obat Anemia (Kurang Darah)