(Interactive tour inspired by classic children's books, starting at the Cultural Services Division of the French Embassy, and moving on to the Met.) Mysteries will be solved, angels will be found, coins will be thrown.
And that's just the first hour.
Solomon LeWitt at the Met: Wall Drawing #370 of 10 Geometric Figures with a right triangle, cross, X, diamond and three inch parallel band of lines. The long narrow hallway at the Met where this artwork has been put up seems to me a wellfitting space for these series. I was lucky enough to watch some of the work that was being done during the set up process. There was quite a bit of logic and calculation, and lots of care to make sure the artist's concept was relayed properly. To some, it may have initially looked like some painting work being done on the wall. Sol leWitt is an American artist, 1928-2007, that pioneered the conceptual movement in art, a radical movement of the 1960s as a contrast to abstact expressionism. He questioned traditional/ conventional art and appreciation of formal beauty and quality in favor of diverse mediums, and creative ideas. LeWitt believed the artist as the generator of ideas and concepts, not depictor of narratives. #lewitt#conceptualart#minimalism#abstractart#galleryart#nycarts#metmuseum#met#solewitt#solewittwall#contemporaryart
One of the top 3 #portraits in the history of Western Art IMO and many others: Velasquez's #Pope Innocent X from #1650 (an ancestor of current day Prince Jonathan Pamphilj which is why it's here). Side fact: #FrancisBacon made 50 famous versions of this throughout the 50's and 60's. One famous account to how the painting came to being involved the artist visiting the Vatican, already a renowned painter, and being granted an audience with the Pope. The story goes he offered to paint a portrait of the Pope, but Innocent X mistrusted Velazquez's fame, so he asked him to offer proof of his painting skills, which led to him painting a portrait of his servant Juan de Pareja (today at display in the #MetMuseum in New York!). Once the Pope saw the portrait of Juan, he allowed to be painted
I wouldn't call myself a "Proud Persian", one that believes Iranians can do nothing wrong and are victims of other people's actions and that our impressive history is reason to feel superior... However, when I got to this gallery I couldn't help but smile with a certain feeling of content, as if saying, yeah that's where I'm from...
Not a proud Persian since I have not contributed to the Persian Empire's greatness, I'm just grateful to be from a culture that celebrates art, literature and culture the way it has always done...
"Ein kräftiger Zusammenstoß"
During World War I, European postcard publishers used photomontage to fan the flames of patriotism on both sides of the conflict. A postcard issued in Munich in 1914 shows a towering German infantryman pounding together the heads of three soldiers of the Triple Entente—France, England, and Russia—in what the caption calls a “powerful collision.” A few years later, an English publisher countered with a card on which a giant hand, its wrist and fingernails adorned with official portraits of the Allied leaders, crushes Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II in a “tightening grip.”
In commemoration of Gossip Girl's 10th Anniversary ✨ the GG tour with @onlocationtours was one of the best experiences and one of my fondest memories! ✨ From the elite schools they attended and the steps of the Met to B's and S's shopping spot- Henri Bendel and the classic Tiff & Co. Finally ending it off with a trip to Dylan's Candy Bar and the iconic Empire Hotel.