I finally made it to the MET after being home for the past 3 months. I had a great time revisiting after so many years. There’s been lots of changes which probably took place a while ago but I’m seeing them as new.
Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954)
Nasturtiums with the Painting “Dance” I, 1912
Oil on canvas; 75 1/2 x 45 3/8 in. (191.8 x 115.3 cm)
early 19th century (lapidary work); 1819 (pedestal and mounts), Russian malachite, composite filling material; gilt-bronze mounts; bronze pedestal. Overall: H. with pedestal 109 1/4 in., Wt. 1575lb. (277.5 cm, 714.4153kg); Vase: H. without pedestal 63 3/4 x Circum. at top 54 x Circum. at bottom 30 (161.9 x 137.2 x 76.2 cm); Pedestal: H. 45 1/2 x W. 37 1/2 x D. 37 1/2 in. (115.6 x 95.3 x 95.3 cm)
Boiserie from the Palais Paar, 30 Wollzeile, Vienna, Austria. Maker: Carved by Johann Georg Leithner (1725–1785) Date: ca. 1765–72, with later additions Culture: Austrian, Vienna Medium: Carved, painted, and gilded pine; plaster; gilt-bronze; mirror glass; oak flooring.
Period: Early Hellenistic Date: ca. 300–250 B.C.
Culture: Greek, Ptolemaic
PUNK: Chaos to Couture D.I.Y.: Bricolage
PUNK: Chaos to Couture. D.I.Y.: Bricolage