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Face Beaker | Inca | The Met

Newton, Douglas. <i>Masterpieces of Primitive Art: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection</i>. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978, p. 77.<p>King, Heidi. <i>Rain of the</i> …

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Pablo Picasso | Dora Maar in a Wicker Chair | The Met

The Surrealist photographer Dora Maar (Henriette Theodora Markovitch, 1907-1997) was the artist's lover from 1936 to 1943. In contrast to his languid …

Art History

Pablo Picasso | Standing Nude | The Met

Picasso likely made this watercolor immediately after finishing "Standing Nude" (67.162). Shadows that are there penciled in are here colored with …

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Pablo Picasso | Head of a Woman (Study for "Nude with Drapery") | The Met

This sheet was initially bound into Carnet Dix (Notebook Ten), a sketchbook that Picasso filled with drawings and watercolors related to two major …


Pablo Picasso | Head of a Woman | The Met

In this delicate watercolor, Picasso freely adopted aspects of the African and Oceanic art he had seen during his frequent visits to the Musée …

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Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg | Plate | Russian, Saint Petersburg | The Met

The Imperial Porcelain Factory was established in 1744 by the Empress Elizabeth I (r. 1741–61). For several years production was hampered by …

Saint Petersburg

Isamu Noguchi | Unidentified Object | The Met

Grace Glueck. "Guide to What's New in Outdoor Sculpture." <i>New York Times</i> (September 12, 1980), p. C20.<p>Lowery S. Sims in "Twentieth Century Art."</i> …

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Glowing tributes pour in for patron of arts, centenarian Levy

Friends, family and art lovers in Port Elizabeth paid tribute yesterday to centenarian Dr Denzil Levy, who died on Tuesday.<p>Levy, who was laid to rest …

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The Artist Project: Christopher Noey in Conversation with Walton Ford and Nina Katchadourian

A new book, <i>The Artist Project: What Artists See When They Look at Art</i>, is based on the award-winning online series and features 120 international …

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Spend an Autumn Day at The Met

Autumn is full of good things: pumpkins, turning leaves, cable-knit sweaters, and good reasons to spend cold days indoors at The Met. There is plenty …


Walker Evans | [Wooden House, From Moving Automobile, Macon, Georgia] | The Met

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What Is It Like to Work in a Museum Like The Met?

On Friday, November 17, the first Career Insights evening will be held at The Met for college and university students interested in careers in the …


Hippopotami in Ancient Egypt | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The ancient Egyptians had an ambivalent relationship with hippopotami. Although the animals were endowed with positive qualities, they were also …

Ancient History

I'll Be Your Mirror: Digitizing Japanese Illustrated Books

I am lucky enough to have worked with Watson Library and the Department of Asian Art to digitize the Japanese Illustrated Books collection. These are …

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Capac Hucha as an Inca Assemblage | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Andean communities revere certain points in the landscape and may refer to them, along with rocks and representations of humans or animals, as <i>huacas</i>, …


Art museum, sewer district launching $5M Doan Brook project that blends art, environment (photos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District are blending art and environmental health in a $5 …


Titian (ca. 1485/90–1576) | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tiziano Vecellio (ca. 1488–1576), known as Titian, was the greatest Venetian artist of the sixteenth century, eventually gaining international fame. …


Amedeo Modigliani | The Italian Woman | The Met

The identity of the patient-looking sitter is unknown. Modigliani might have chosen her because she was a compatriot. Most of the artist's models …

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Marriage chest (cassone) | Italian, Florence or Lucca | The Met

Italian inventories and descriptions of Renaissance-period households document the importance of great chests in the main bedchamber, or camera. This …

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Rodin, Redon, Renoir: Selecting Paintings for Rodin at The Met

One of the challenges of curating the paintings section of <i>Rodin at The Met</i> was choosing pictures from the Museum's collection that resonated with …

Art History

Robert Capa | After the bombardments, this mother is one of many who keep alive by eating herbs and roots, Taiherhchwang | The Met

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René Magritte | La Mort des Fantômes | The Met

The great Surrealist painter of philosophical conundrums was also a prolific photographer who sometimes used his snapshots as studies for paintings. …

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Robert Capa | [Women Giving Popular Front Salute from Window, Bastille Day, Paris] | The Met

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René Magritte | Dieu le huitieme jour | The Met

Washington, DC. Corcoran Gallery of Art. "L'Amour Fou: photography & surrealism," September 14, 1985–November 17, 1985.<p>Fundación "La Caixa", Madrid. …

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Robert Capa | Chaing Kai-shek presides over his Supreme War Council just prior to the departure of the twenty-eight German advisors who had been instrumental in training his army. Hankow, July 4 | The Met

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Bowl | The Met

Riefstahl, Rudolf M. <i>Parish-Watson Collection of Mohammadan Potteries</i>. New York: E. Weyhe, 1922. no. 28, p. 151, ill. fig. 52.<p>Ackerman, Phyllis. "The …

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Darabukka | Arabian or Iranian | The Met

Darabukka, a single-headed, goblet-shaped drum. The ceramic body is painted with geometric designs and calligraphy which appears upside down in this …

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Jahangir Watching an Elephant Fight | The Met

Elephants were prized for their strength and power in Mughal India, where they were used for hunting, military campaigns, and sport. In this work …

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Dish with Floral Designs | The Met

This dish is part of a group of polychrome ceramics which were produced in Kirman, Iran. The fortunes of this city in southeastern Iran rose under …

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Man Holding a Bottle and a Cup | The Met

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, mural paintings were commissioned by Safavid rulers and grandees for their palaces. The most beautiful …

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