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A Study in Pink: Two Silk Victorian Dresses, c. 187

A 1871 pink silk dress with day and evening bodices, maker unknown; French.A lovely way to study design - both dresses are made of silk, with varying use of fringe (passementerie), self-fabric trim and lace -- with very different results.More:*&deptids=8&when=A.D.%2B1800-1900&what=Dresses%7CSilk&img=4&imgno=5&tabname=related-objectsA...
From: SilkDamask on 5 Feb 2019

Met Exhibition: “Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790” through July 22, 2018 (+Catalogue)

“Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790:Pinxit Mexici” will be at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 24 to July 22, 2018. It had been at LACMA during the winter of 2017-18. The catalogue was written by Ilona Katzew, with contributions from Luisa...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 25 May 2018

Scary Busts

I have several odd phobias including busts: I can’t stand to look at a sculpted portrait busts. They look like severed heads to me—even if they are beautiful. And many are: particularly classical ones, also Renaissance and Baroque...
From: streets of salem on 20 Oct 2017

How to frame a painting by François Boucher

How to frame a painting by François Boucher [The Interrupted Sleep, 1750] 🍃 💐 🌿 #metmuseum #museumlove #fineart #simplicity #arte #summer #france #cloudwatching  A photo posted by Lauren (@mariegossip) on May 29,...

A closer look at Thomas Gainsborough’s full-length portrait of Grace Dalrymple Elliott

Our biography of the eighteenth-century courtesan Grace Dalrymple Elliott, which tells her story more completely than ever before, shedding light on her siblings and maternal family who were central to her experiences, is out this month in the UK in hardback....
From: All Things Georgian on 21 Jan 2016

Arms and armour on the stage

Alex Hassell as Prince Hal in Heny IV, photo by Kwame Lestrade It’s rare for those who work behind the scenes in any entertainment industry to receive any attention from the media, so it was a great pleasure to hear Kirsty Lang’s feature...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Sep 2015

The Winchester Bible at the MET

The Winchester Bible--parts of it at least--is on exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York:This exhibition features masterfully illuminated pages from two volumes of the magnificent, lavishly ornamented Winchester Bible. Probably commissioned...

Conventional Wisdom Overthrown

Whenever Renaissance art and architecture is discussed, someone says that a certain work was the first since ancient Greece or Rome. The conventional wisdom is that Donatello's bronze David was the first free-standing male nude since antiquity. Perhaps...

Portrait of St. Thomas More's Meg, in Miniature

In The Wall Street Journal, Barrymore Laurence Scherer (I love that name!) writes about an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on miniatures, and comments on Hans Holbein's portraits of William and Margaret Roper:Two of the show's finest miniatures...

18th Century Dog Houses

The Metropolitan Museum's Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts. Photo: Carlton Hobbs LLCIf you visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Wrightsman Galleries, look for a little 18th century dog house on display.  The exterior of the dog house...

Compelling Portraits by Anton Raphael Mengs (1728–1779)

Anton Raphaël Mengs, Portrait of Isabel Parreño y Arce, Marquesa de Llano. 1771 - 1772, oil on canvas. Rijksmuseum.detailAnton Raphaël Mengs, Portret van een jong meisje, waarschijnlijk Julie Carlotta Mengs, zuster van de kunstenaar, 1742...

The Canterbury Clerestory Windows at The Cloisters

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition of stained glass from Canterbury Cathedral at The Cloisters:This exhibition of stained glass from England's historic Canterbury Cathedral features six Romanesque-period windows that have never left...

Renaissance Society of America NYC 2014 – Religious Materiality

Prior to the start of this year’s Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in New York, five members of the team engaged in two days of intensive Met-trawling. We had come up with a wish-list of objects and – thanks to the generosity of the Metropolitan...

Shakespeare, gloves, textiles and trade

Annunciation to the Shepherds, book of hours (Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevive in Paris, c. 1433-1465 Now we’re in the grip of winter most of us don’t venture out for a walk without being muffled up in hats, scarves and gloves. While scarves are...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 Dec 2013

The Dining room from Kirtlington Park

Dining room from Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire, 1742–48 Designed by John Sanderson (English, active from 1730, died 1774) Wood, plaster, and marble H. 20 ft. (6.09 m), L. 36 ft. (10.97 m), W. 24 ft. (7.32 m) Fletcher Fund, 1931 (32.53.1). The Metropolitan...

Come closer! Creating improved access

Coming closer: Dr. Cecilia Lindhé at Umeå university HUMlab using digital visualizing methods to approach medieval images of Virgin Mary in new ways. Learn more about the project here.When setting up this blog a little more than a month...

Life in Arcadia. Pastoral Simplicity. Earthly Paradise.

Richard Wilson, Lake Nemi and Genzano from the Terrace of the Capuchin Monastery. Mid-1750s,  oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.It is the middle of the week and I have decided some unwinding is due! I am having a rather chaotic week so...

The Interrupted Sleep

François Boucher, The Interrupted Sleep. 1750,  oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo: @MarieGossipBoucher's The Interrupted Sleep caught my eye while passing through the museum.  Great frame, great painting, interseting...

Secrets of an 18th century table

The Metropolitan Museum of art has a wonderful collection of 18th century furniture, which you can admire from the galleries. But some furniture has more to offer than a single function and the museum has shared a video showing the secret behind one...

The Fashionable Male: amazing 18th century Frocks

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has an incredible collection of 18th century frocks, and I just had to share some of them with you!  Not all of these garments are on view at the museum but fortunately for us, they are available...

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