Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The MET!

Hi Jerry and class! Last Thursday, 5/28, I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. It was my first time and I was in complete awe of how expansive the museum was. There was actually a tour that started every 15 minutes... no waiting for me! I hopped off the tour to explore things for myself and definitely found the map one of the most useful things EVER! So much so, that I'm posting them...

I spent a good amount of time in the Hellenistic wing of the museum, which had many religous pieces. From what I read, this time period involved much religious art, specifically around the Olympic gods. Nude sculptures of goddesses were popular as well as other religious figure, such as the angel below:

The next picture below was of an artpiece by Salvatore that I thought was really cool. It wasn't exactly a picture, but it had so many elements of circles and strings and pictures that created a multi-dimensional piece. All these things combined made the piece almost holographic. And as I'm looking at my picture, it even looks like an ear at a certain angle, but it's really the Madonna!

I'll be talking about a Stephen Hannock piece in the paper that I'll attach soon. Looking forward to everyone else's postings!



  1. Hi Jen... Great! What a good way to start the class... The Met is world class and gets you started on the right track! I'm looking forward to your posts here...

  2. Jen, nice photos. I'm going to go to the Met next Sunday and I'm looking forward to it.

    On the subject of nude sculptures, when I was at the Yale Center for British Art, there were a couple of nude sculptures (Cleopatra is the only one whose name I can remember) and it said that these were originally for the private pleasures of men and were never intended for display purposes. I just thought that was interesting.

    Thanks for your post.

  3. P.S. That DOES look like an ear...weird!