Saturday, April 14, 2007

Three announcements

Some housekeeping matters:

First and most important (because a bit late): Blog Meridian will be hosting this Monday's installment of the Kansas Guild of Bloggers' weekly carnival. Be sure to go here to submit your best more-or-less Kansas-centric writing.

Second: I now have a presence on FaceBook. You can find my profile here; there, you'll find pictures of me, of Scruffy, and the lovely Mrs. Meridian. I hope those of you with FaceBook accounts will drop by and say howdy.

Finally and most self-indulgently, I've started up what I hope will become a group blog, Admiring Baroque Art. It's not too much to look at just now: it has some posts from Blog Meridian and some links to sites and articles pertaining to Baroque artists. I have hopes, though, that it'll attract people who would like to contribute to its content--and, of course, an audience of readers who, um, admire Baroque art. Anyway, I hope some of you will pay it a visit.


Gwynne said...

I can't wait until I have more time to spend at your new site. Certainly a subject matter worth studying! My personal favorite Vermeer is The Woman Holding a Balance, probably because that is the first one I saw "live" (at the National Gallery in DC) but also because I love the ethereal symbolism in the work. The Milkmaid is very special as well. I'll look forward to reading more of your comments about it. It is always intriquing to learn how a painting impacts others differently than yourself.

emawkc said...

Great idea on the other blog, John. In fact, if I were you I'd focus all of your efforts there for a while instead of Blog Meridian. Afterall, if it ain't Baroque, don't fix it.

John B. said...

Thanks to both of you for your kind words.

Gwynne, it's funny you mention Woman Holding a Balance: I've seen it twice--once at the National Gallery, and once as part of the 2001 Vermeer exhibit at the Met--and I was recently thinking about posting something on it. Maybe in a few days.

Which brings me to emawkc: You know the thing about being Baroque . . . You're always out of Monet.