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Picturing a World

Now smell this!

Website alert: The Mauritshuis has put together an exhibition, Fleeting – Scents in Colour, which includes scent dispensers to allow viewers to catch an appropriate odor in front of a painting: the bleach for linen, ambergris, the rotten smells from a 17th C canal. They're even going to sell kits in the gift shop. Now if only historical-fiction writers had vocabulary equal to the experience of their noses! Or wait a minute, for a story idea, can this fit into the category or what could go wrong?

 Via Artnet.

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