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!