Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is Bill's and my number one destination in New York.
Me taking a picture and the picture I took.

On this visit I was drawn to the freshness of the greens this Cezanne.
Bathers, 1874-75.
 I loved this Van Gogh. Roses, 1890.
Two lovely Manets.
 A wild Cezanne. The Fishermen (Fantastic Scene), ca. 1875

There were many groups of students. Bill caught this group in front of a large Raphael.

Bill in the special Assyrian exhibition.

Photographers can always find good light in the Greek and Roman wing. 
William Kimber with an Imperial Roman limestone Torso of a Hunter.
Studying a Roman sarcophogas.
 We're always sympathetic to those who wander away from the herd.
Very contemporary male hair on this Roman statue of Pan from the first or second century A.D. 
 We always pause for a look at this bronze Roman portrait bust.
This is the angle I wanted on the profile. I decided to put up with the edges of the glass case.
Bill and I love these Cycladic sculptures. 
So contemporary, they could have been made tomorrow. But they were made sometime between 2700 and 2600 B.C.
I wonder if Picasso ever saw these terracotta female figures. So audacious. He would have felt very competitive, I think. Helladic (Mycenaean), ca. 1400-1300 B.C.
Bill noticed this lion with its treed prey. 
And this wonderful tankard design.
  Bill taking the picture of the label above.
 The tag said that the best guess for these pots is that the character is associated with a 5th century B.C. production of Aristophanes' The Birds.
 I like this Marble Statue of a Lion. Tag: "Greek, Cycladic?, ca. 400-390 B.C. Said to be found in Trastevere, near Porta Portese, Rome"

 It's funny. The older we get, the less we are tempted by food trucks.
One last farewell glance at our beloved Met.


  1. So much to see. Where to start? Shelly and I needed to visit the Met five times in five days. We just scratched the surface. Imagine living in New York and being able to visit very regularly ...

  2. Lucky New Yorkers, indeed, Lisa. Always worth a visit.