I too blew bubbles down, to surprise the shoppers & tourists when I lived in an old attic high above the Nieuwendijk, Amsterdam.
#soapbubbles symbolised the transience of life at the time this was inspired by C17th #Dutch#genrepainting#chardin 1733-34 #themet
People were shocked and scandalized by this portrait of Madame X at the Paris Salon in 1884. John Singer Sargent left Paris shortly after painting it because of the aftermath but he knew it was one of his greatest works. Of course it was scandalous because of the implied sexuality....too saucy a dress for the publics eyes Madame X! Those straps are about to fall! My my! ...... I love this painting. May I forever be as brave and subversive as both Sargent and Madame X. #getitgirl#madamex#rolemodela#johnsingersargent#americanpainters#arthistory101#themet#paintitblack
Repost from @themetcloisters - At the end of last week, a woman from Guatemala was granted Sanctuary at Holyrood Episcopal Church on Fort Washington Avenue, near The Met Cloisters. In welcoming her, that church follows a tradition that was well-established in the Middle Ages. Anyone, guilty or innocent, who was being pursued by secular authorities could seek refuge in a church. It sufficed to grab hold of the door to ensure safety.
Door with Ironwork. Made in Pyrenees, France or Spain, 12th century. Oak and iron. The Cloisters Collection, 1925 (25.120.291). #sanctuary#sanctuaryhood#shelter#protection#opendoorpolicy#ironwork#TheMet