“Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends” is a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until October 4, 2015. Over 100 of Sargent’s oils, watercolors and drawings, on loan and from the museum’s own superb collection. My God, what more do you want me to say? Just go if you possibly can.
John Singer Sargent, Ambrogio Raffele, 1904 An exhibition of John Singer Sargent's portraits of artists friends has opened at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and will be on view through October 4.-----Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends
Knight, Death and the Devil, Albrecht Dürer Engraving, roughly 10×8? (24x19cm). In the Metropolitan Museum of Art; use download arrow or zoom icon under the image. Wow.
Recent criticism of The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky, which closed recently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sheds light on the many issues that arise when mainstream art museums present Native American art.
Charles Le Brun’s painting of Everhard Jabach and His Family was finished in 1660. Now that it’s 2015 and hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, my favourite museum in New York, it was in need of a little bit of, um, reviving. The Met guides us through as it restores the giant piece of art and shows the steps the artwork needed to shine again. More »
China: Through the Looking Glass at The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been extended by three weeks through Labor Day, September 7. The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute in collaboration with the Department of Asian Art, opened to the public on May 7, and has drawn more than 350,000 visitors in its first eight weeks. Show More Summary
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” has drawn more than 350,000 visitors since opening, and will be extended through Labor Day.
Throughout his career, the celebrated American painter John Singer Sargent (1856?1925) created portraits of artists, writers, actors, and musicians, many of whom were his close friends. Because these works were rarely commissioned, he was free to create images that were more radical than those he made for paying clients. Show More Summary
“King Lear”, Act I, Scene I; Edwin Austin Abbey In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, use zoom link or download arrow under image. Also, larger, somewhat brighter image on Wikimeda Commons. Usually the Met’s images are pretty accurate, but I happen to like the one from Wikimedia Commons a little better in this case, so […]
Woodland Interior, Louis Comfort Tiffany Watercolor and gouache on tan paper, roughly 16×22? (40x56cm), in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. James Gurney has a nice post on his blog today about some of his favorite gouache Masters, which prompted me to think of a few artists who did beautiful work in gouache, though they were […]
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Self portrait with a Harp, Rose Adélaïde Ducreux In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the download arrow under the image for larger version. Rose Adélaïde Ducreux, who studied with her father, painter Joseph Ducreux, here portrays herself with a harp and in a luxuriously finessed gown that dominates the work. I suspect that, like […]
Kim Kardashian makes her annual visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art with the Met Gala, but it's really not enough since fine art and Kim K just go together, right? Thankfully, the clever people over at Sid Lee have created a tumblr...Show More Summary
Xby Karin Jurick A glass ceiling projecting patterns and shadows on the floor while a young woman sketches in the Sculpture Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.Karin Jurick's been working her way through the alphabet. Can you find the X in her painting?
One of the foremost American genre painters of the 19th century, George Caleb Bingham is best known for his compelling depictions of frontier life along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. On view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River is the first major Bingham exhibition in more than 25 years. Show More Summary
Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that the Museum will present a major retrospective exhibition of the photographs of Irving Penn (1917-2009) to mark the centennial of the artist?s birth. Show More Summary
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elegantiaearbiter: The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, by Andrea Schiavone, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
didoofcarthage: Black-figure neck-amphora, attributed to Exekias Attic Greece, c. 540 B.C. terracotta Metropolitan Museum of Art