Sunday, March 27, 2011

Trip to the Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of New York City

Photo of a photo by Lewis Hines (read above). "Newsies"
Photo of a photo by Lewis Hines. "Addie Card." This is why Child Labor Laws needed to be created and enforced.

Jules Bastien-LePage "Joan of Arc." ...Absolutely STRIKING.

Man considering Van Gogh


  1. Hello, J!

    I'm taking my college art students to the Met on the 6th of April. It is a superb collection, and I also enjoy Bastien-Lepage's painting which you feature in the blog. Other highlights in the collection for me are the Bernini and Rodin sculptures, as well as the paintings of Jan Vermeer and Rembrandt ("Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer" is a classic). Arnold Böcklin's "Island of the Dead" is an eerie masterpiece, and is usually displayed near "Jeanne d'Arc" since both were painted in the late 19th century:

    I also enjoy the paintings and drawings of French Impressionist Edgar Degas there.

    One of my favorite art museums in NYC is the Frick Collection at 1 E. 70th St (at 5th Ave.).

    If you haven't been, it's a must-see!

  2. Alec! Thanks for that commentary! Yes, i absolutely love the Frick. It's one of my favourites, too! Actually, i headed to the Frick after the visit to the Met :o heehee. It was a full day :)

    Hmmm, Island of the Dead scares me. I have a perfect proclivity to pretty things ;) ...which is one of the reasons i'm such a fan of Frick Coll. So, yes, i'm a fan of Degas. Of course, as a dancer i appreciate his study of movement! And yes, the Rodin sculptures and Vermeer are wonderful.