Friday, June 16, 2006

My favorite museum!

One of the first places we went was the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For a small donation (technically, you can get in for free, but that would be rude), you can see some of the most awesome things in the WORLD!

First, we saw all sorts of cool mummies and stuff. This tomb was probably 8 feet tall and 4 feet deep! They've also transplanted an entire Egyptian temple into a big window-walled chamber in the Met. Why didn't I take a picture of that?!


A Rembrandt self-portrait.

"The Oath of the Horatii"

This is one of my favorite paintings. The fabric looks so real, and smooth, and wonderful... this picture doesn't do it justice, but whenever I'm there, I just stand in front of it and stare and stare... and the painting is very big, so it's almost life-size.

"The Abduction of the Sabine Women", or, "The Rape of the Sabine Women"

I also had a special surprise for my hubby... a detailed Seurat study of one of his favorite paintings! Dope.

Among these, we also saw one of Beethoven's pianos (I'm dumb and didn't take a picture!), several Stradivari violins, some Picassos, Rothkos, Klees, Branscusi, and a Jackson Pollock. And so much much much more! Rembrandts, Van Goghs, Monets, Manets, you name it....

1 comment:

Blair said...

I agree with James, that painting is awesome. Or maybe I have just seen Ferris Bueller too many times.