The Met: Take Two

Back for more the next day, being a glutton for punishment.

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This time with a mix of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings (including by Friesecke, Desgas, Matisse, Berthe Moriset, Vuillard and Bonnard), more galleries and public spaces, woodblock engravings, Spanish Renaissance objects, and ceramics.

Round 1 at The Met

I can’t really say that I did the Met, but I think that it did me, on two consecutive days.

 

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All photos by me, from top to bottom: The sculpture gallery; a screen by Jean Dunand from 1925-26; the Louis of France, the Grand Dauphin by Francois Girourard; a 2nd century painting from Roman Egypt and a Byzantine mosaic; one of the period rooms in the Met; Venus and Aeneas by Jean Cornu; a floral still-life in carved lime wood from 1784; another period room rescued from a French chateau; the American Court; Amor Caritas by Augustus Saint-Gaudans; two paintings by Sargent (including details of the three Wyndham sisters); Maurice Prendergast Central Park; another period room; Europa and the bull in the sculpture court; the entrance hall.

BAFTA

As you know, I’m a sucker for good design & if I could get my hands on these I would, because I think they’ll become classics.

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from top to bottom: Bridge of Spies, The Revenant, Carol, Spotlight, House of Cards.

A walk round town

The first of my proper New York round up posts

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Starting back-to-front with my walk up Madison Avenue on my last morning there, via the Credit Suisse building, Appellate Division of the Supreme Court and the Madison Ave Baptist Church,

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onto the wonderful bookshops Three Lives and boutique CW Pencil Enterprise in the West and East villages,

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back through midtown and the subway system,

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over the skyline at night,

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and up 2nd Avenue to FIT.

A wander through the faces

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I’ve got some round ups of my art adventures in New York coming shortly, but in the meantime the Regency and Stuart galleries in the National Portrait Gallery

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A long-term favourite place of mine and all the more wonderful for being free.

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All photos October 2016.

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