This past Sunday I spent the entire afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of my most favorite places on Earth! A trip to the Met always leaves me inspired and immediately wanting to go back for more, a must-see pit stop if you're in New York City! One of the many endless reasons why I love this museum is it's size and capacity. It is ENORMOUS and even after being there countless of times, I still, of course, haven't even seen half of it! (Or so it seems.) There's so much to look at, I get a little overwhelmed each time. I just want to see everything and soak it all in. I do have a minor in Art History after all. :)
Ranging from Quattrocento to Baroque art, to Impressionism and even Expressionism, (shocker!) here are only some of my many all-time favorite works of art at the Met. Trust me, I could write a book just on my selections from today's post! Scroll down to see art of extraordinary quality, or perhaps to see a painting you haven't seen before, or for a pick-me-up from the long weekend. What are some of your favorite art movements and/or artists? We love hearing from our readers!
Lastly, coming soon this week on the blog, a whole post on the Met's most recent exhibition: Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style, focusing on the internationally renowned style icon Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, whose originality and elegance established her as one of the most celebrated fashion personas of the 20th century. AND FYI: you have to also check out Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, an exhibition closing soon through January 24th. It was so spectacular I barely took any photos because I was so immersed in the artifacts. Really terrific, go see it now before it ends! Have a great day! Enjoy the pics below. :)