Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Art & History Feature - My trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Yesterday, I made a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. I haven't been in a couple of years and it was time to make a visit. In all honesty, I'd live there, if I could! :) It was interesting to be there after visiting the Louvre in Paris last year and to compare the amazing collections. Every time I go to the MET, I discover something I haven't seen before, something that fascinates me and makes me want to go back time and time again.

Here are a few pictures from my trip yesterday of some of my favorites.

Ancient Greek and Roman Art

A Wounded Amazon (Greek)
Venus (Roman)
The Boxer (Greek, on special exhibit at the MET this summer)
Medieval Art

Virgin and Child, South Netherlandish, 1345
Virgin and Child by Claus de Werve (Netherlands, 1415-17)
The Angel Gabriel, circa 1493
Renaissance Art and Armor

Madonna and Child by Bachiacca (Italy, 1520s)
16th Century French Noble's Bedroom
Me in front of the suit of armor of Henry VIII
In front of Knights on horses in full armor

Psyche and Cupid at the MET

Psyche and Cupid at the Louvre

Western and Northern European Art

Self-portrait, Rembrandt Van Rijs (one of my favorite artists)
In front of the Family Portrait of Peter Paul Rubens by Rubens (1635, Flemish, another one of my favorite artists)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and Catherine of Alexandria by Jusepe di Ribera (1648)
Winter or La Frileuse, by Jean-Antoine Houdon (1787). This is one of the works of art I discovered for myself on this particular trip. It's fantastic!
Detail of Winter by Jean-Antoine Houdon
Sapho by Comte Prosper D'Epinay (circa 1895)
In front of Latona And Her Children, Apollo and Diana by William Henry Rinehart (1874)

The Eternal Spring by Auguste Rodin (This is one of my favorite works by Rodin, I can look at it for hours!)

Reaching Jaguar (American)

Japanese Art and Armor

Jizo (Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha), Kamakura period (1185-1333)
Samurai Armor
In front of a Samarai on the horse armor exhibit
Have you ever been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art? What are you favorite pieces of art there?


  1. I've never been there, but now I know I have to go! The artwork there is so beautiful. Thanks for posting this.

    1. Krystal, it's truly amazing. For me, it's one of the three greats, the other two being the Louvre and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg (haven't been there yet). If you're ever in NYC and love art, it's definitely a place to visit!


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