Literary Gallery: Maria Popova’s Book + Art Pairings
This week is one for the books. On Tuesday we brought back an expanded selection of Jane Mount's Book Pins for a limited time only (BTW, it’s your last day to snag one). This morning, the lit & art loving continues with a fantastic new feature courtesy of Maria Popova—writer, reader and the force behind one of our favorite websites, Brain Pickings.
In today’s novel take on art (get it?), Popova pairs nine 20x200 editions with nine terrific texts. Modeled after Popova’s Literary Jukebox project, each book + art pairing draws on invisible connections and is presented without comment to encourage idiosyncratic interpretation. Peruse her pairings below after a word from Maria...
At their best, both books and visual works of art invite contemplation. The mind wanders like the eye wanders, with multiple layers of meaning and wonderment unpeeled through these wanderings. To place the two in dialogue around a thematic resonance only amplifies these contemplative revelations. – Maria Popova
The 411 on Maria Popova Maria Popova is a reader and a writer, and writes about what she reads on Brain Pickings, which is included in the Library of Congress archive of culturally valuable materials. She has also written for The New York Times, Wired UK, and The Atlantic, among others, and is an MIT Fellow. She is on Twitter as @brainpicker.