We are excited to feature a new reader resource for Color Plates,
the amazing museum-in-stories by Adam Golaski. Each story in Color Plates
is titled after a famous painting, and Adam has indexed all of the titles of the paintings on his blog with links to images of the artwork
. So now you can click on each painting and look at the artwork while you read the story of the same title and enhance your reading and art education. It's a win-win! Visit Adam's index of artwork.
If you missed Color Plates
when launched in 2010, this is the perfect time to discover it!
Some details about the book:
is a museum of stories,
curated by a sort-of Mary Cassatt. Four rooms of Mary’s museum are open
to the public, and they are named Éduoard Manet, Edgar Degas, Henri de
Toulouse-Lautrec, and Mary Cassatt. Color Plates
sixty-three little stories—plates—spun from real paintings by these
painters. The stories range from sweet to weird, from melancholy to
funny. This isn’t just a short story collection, and it isn’t a novel,
but something else entirely. The plates each stand alone, offering
startling visions and situations. Yet at the same time, Color Plates
offers the depth of a novel, with recurring characters, themes, and motifs. The museum says: My
name is Mary and Mary is my museum. Paintings are brushstroke upon
brushstroke. With a pencil I lift each brushstroke and make lines.
Line upon line, story upon story, the small fictions in Color Plates
will engage you, delight you, and challenge you to consider the intersections between art and time.
Visit the Color Plates page on our website