Glob seems to be evolving nicely. Writing and photos make it a dual medium 'artform'. How does this new internet based platform compare with those of the past? Chinese scrolls (here illustrated the admonitions scroll now at the British Museum, a Song Dynasty version of the lost Tang Dynasty masterpiece painted by one of Min's ancestors - Gu KaiZhi) and Turkish illustrated manuscripts (here the story of Hüsrev and Shirin that Orhan Pamuk popularized in his 2006 Nobel Prize winning novel 'My name is Red') are a triple medium - including poetry and illustrations, but also calligraphy. Given my handwriting, the lack of this third artform in glob is probably an overall benefit to the viewer. What viewer? Well at least the singular is correct grammatically since glob has only one follower. The celebrated power of the internet - providing outreach to hundreds of millions of souls - seems unlikely to challenge the ancients. Content matters?
|Hüsrev and Shirin|