metropolitan museum of art 2.20.2018 (part 2)

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two weeks ago we visited one of the best places on earth the Metropolitan Museum of Art we had a list of exhibitions to view but, the top not to be missed was the David Hockney. 

  so after a yummy lunch at the Petrie Court Cafe we took in the retrospective of his life's work.

 

A Bigger Splash, 1967.

this painting was the exhibition cover image.

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The Third Love Painting, 1960

Liam was taken with this work - what he thought was a robot really spoke to his 6 year old self.

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Pool and Steps, Le Nid du Duc, 1971

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Savings and Loan Building, 1967

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A Lawn Being Sprinkled, 1967.

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Medical Building, 1967

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Contre-Jour in the French Style-Against the day Dans Le Style-Francais, 1974.

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Nichols Canyon, 1980

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The Road Across the Wolds, 1997

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The Road to Thwing, 2006

the piece is made up of 6 panels. Liam really enjoyed the colors.

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Elderberry Blossoms, Kilham, 2008

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Hawthorne Blossom near Rudston, 2008

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i circled back to this installation three times.

 

 

 

 

 

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i could have stood there for hours watching the images morph into new - as they traced his drawing process from piece to piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the images were amazing... and it led my son to inquire -

 

" could i do that on my iPad?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i hope you will follow the link and look at more of Mr. Hockney's works.

i'm blessed to live close to NYC and be able to visit the Met anytime - I know there are museums everywhere - find one and treat yourself!

here's a list with links for some museums in New Jersey.

til next time.

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metroplitan museum of art 2.20.2018 (part 1)

last week Liam had a few days off so we happily planned a visit to one of the best places on earth the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  this was Liam's third visit and as i mentioned in my piece friday fun! about our trip to The Met Cloisters last November. Liam's a big fan of museums and especially the gift shop at the end of every outing.

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i love this vintage image of the Met.  give me sepia all day long... 

we started our adventure with the mummies of course - item 1 on our agenda. unfortunately The Temple of Dendur was closed for a private event. 

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this lovely lady holding her son is the goddess Isis suckling her son Horus. 332–30 B.C. she completely caught my eye. i love the positions of the statuary on this shelf.

 

 

 

 

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a crocodile for my boy.


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these candlesticks are tres chic! you can find something for all tastes at the Met!


after a yummy lunch at the Petrie Court Cafe we made our way to the David Hockney exhibit. it was breathtaking - so thrilled to have been able to view before it closed February 25.  next week's post is devoted to Mr. Hockney -  i will leave you with this.

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A Bigger Splash, 1967. this painting was the exhibition cover image.


the William Eggleston exhibit was next - so much vibrant color in these dye transfer prints.

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Memphis 1971-74

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Greenwood 1971-74

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Mississippi 1971-74

 

 

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in our world of endless images  - this gave me pause.

 

 


we popped into the Impressionist gallery - of course!

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Camille Pissaro:

The Boulevard Montmartre on a Winter Morning

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Vincent Van Gogh:

Roses

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Pierre Auguste Renoir:

A Waitress at Duval's Restaurant


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we progressed to the Arms and Armor gallery. this was item 2 on Liam's agenda.

you can guess what item 3 was... the gift shop. nothing funnier than a child running down the days schedule for you. ha!

 

 

 

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he was happy!

 

 

 

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oh so very happy!

 

 

"pretend I am wearing this"

 

 


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we detoured into the American Wing before our last stop (Liam begrudgingly agreed!) and took in the Thomas Cole's Journey -  Atlantic Crossings exhibit which features his works along with those of  his contemporaries.

Here is his sketch box.

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John Constable: Study of a Cloudy Sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i truly hope you have the opportunity to visit the Met. golly i love it so.

til next time.

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