Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Full Frontal- The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Most of the (nice) things you experience for a first time in your life are exciting and even though you can enjoy them again and again later, nothing can compare with that first moment.
Recently when talking to a friend about my first visit to the Met I described it as a " Kung-Fu Panda" experience.
Remember when Po, the Kung Fu panda walked in the Sacred Hall of Warriors for the first time?
No? Well, take a look:


Yep, that pretty much sums up how I walked in the Met- trying to devour every I can, yet wanting to stay and look at each thing in detail! I was a version of the " Flying Dutchman" and Hercules, with a bag with water, snack and clothes, a stroller, a camera bag + camera, a map and 2 kids. 

First we ended up in the Greek Sculpture section. I have only seen these on a picture  and since I  love Greek mythology it was unbelievable for me to see them in person! I wish I had the time to make couple sketches, but  there was so much time I can stay. 

A beautiful sculpture of Artemis, just look at the detail!
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My son loves the movie about Hercules and he was very excited to see the sculpture of course, and a soldier head on the right.
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I remember when I was 15 I drew a black and white pencil drawing of a similar ornament, very beautiful!
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Then we proceeded toward the Egyptian collection. They were showing Tutankhamen's Funeral, my kids loved it :-)
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I absolutely loved this one:
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Look at this Roman mosaic! Isn't it magnificent?
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Is this made by a human?!
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Simply breathtaking!
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Indian stone carving, what can be better?
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I wish I had more time to look at this marble Buddha! It's absolutely perfect!
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Let's not forget modern Japanese art! Artificial rock-
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This reminds me of the old school Bulgarian masters
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If you would like to take a look at more pictures I made when I visited the Met, you can visit my Flickr album. 

I am definitely going back! I need to spend some time there, read, look, learn! 
I know that the pictures I showed you today cannot compare to seeing the artworks in person, but it's a teaser! Go, go and look for yourself, find yourself in it and share your excitement with us!

Annie

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