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Our last post was about a ☀️ sunny class trip over the Brooklyn Bridge. This time another group, ALI Professor Carl De Angelis’ Level 7 Listening/Speaking students, took a trip inside one of New York’s favorites: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Let’s be cool. 😎 New Yorkers rarely say “The Metropolitan Museum of Art.” We prefer… The Met. Do you see how easily it rolls off your tongue? 👅 The Met.
The largest art museum in the United States, The Met (See, we said it again!) is also the world’s second most visited museum. Admission = Pay what you wish. (That means you can pay one dollar or even just 25 cents. You do not have to pay the suggested $25 admission cost. 💰 Only tourists 💁🏽🙋🏻♂️pay that.)
In the first photo you see Carl and his class in front of the huge Temple of Dendur. Built around 15 BC/BCE by the Romans in ancient 🇪🇬 Egypt, it was brought to the Met stone by stone and put back together.
Other photos show Carl peeking out from the temple and the class enjoying the Greek and Roman galleries. Swipe left to see them all.
We can wander through The Met for hours and never see the same things. What is your interest? Musical instruments? African art? Asian art? Medieval knights? The Met has all this and so much more. So what are you waiting for? Go, go, go! 🏃♀️🏃🏼🏃♀️🏃🏼🏃♀️🏃🏼🏃♀️🏃🏼
Rp.195.000 / IDR: 195k
by Michael Siebler | Ed: Norbert Wolf | Published by Taschen, 2007
For a long time, Roman art was somewhat overshadowed by the art of ancient Greece. It was only in about 1900 that a search began for ancient Roman art and architecture. The foundations of Roman imagery were laid in the early days of the Empire under Emperor Augustus. The imperial court and the imperial family were role models for artistic style, taste and fashion--trendsetters, so to speak, which imperial society was obliged to follow. It was at court that the "new" took shape, pieced together from the vocabulary of Greek originals, copies and imitations as well as new creations, but fulfilling entirely new functions and expressing new meanings. The portrait of the ruler and the so-called state reliefs, which enhanced and embroidered real events, by depicting gods for example, had a particular influence in the shaping of the imagery. Using classical stylistic means, Roman art was able to fulfill all the desires and ideas of its patrons for more than two centuries.
Featured works include: Augustus of Primaporta; Gemma Augustea; Lycurgus beaker; funerary relief of the Roman couple Publius Aiedius and Publia Aiedia; Constantine I in a helmet with the christogram; the portrait of a man, the so-called Brutus; equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius; colossal portrait of Emperor Constantine I; group statue of the Emperors Diocletian, Maximian, Galerius and Constantine I, the "tetrarch group"; personifications of Macedonia and Persia.