Friday, December 09, 2011

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (a.k.a The MET)

Some words of description: immense, grand, and overwhelming.  A place where art and history are so intertwined that they are inseparable.

We didn't see even a quarter of the exhibit space and due to being with two little kids who had no patience for all the oil and canvas.  I had the kids each pick out something they wanted to see from the photos on the map. Elisabeth wanted to see the princesses (paintings of women in the European Art section) and Jonah wanted to see the armor (it was rather spectacular!), while my main goal was to see The Art of Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia (boy is that a mouthful!). Without further ado, here are some of the pictures I took at The MET.

Wolf and Fox Hunt by P. P. Rubens ca.1615
Jerusalem from Environs by C. T. Frere ca. 1880
Anatolian, Turkman style, 15th-16th century
Moroccan Room
The Temple of Dendur
In the American Wing Atrium
German ca. 1545
Armor of George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland ca. 1580
Syrian, Iranian, Turkish ca. 1545
I took this because it reminded me of Elisabeth
We have a print of this by Salvador Dali
As you can see, The MET houses a great diversity of artifacts and exhibits and we just saw the tip of the iceberg during the 3 hours we spent there - again so thankful for the free ticket.  I look forward to  going back with someone old enough to appreciate it!
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