Monday, August 26, 2013

8. Paintings at the Met.

The Metropolitan Museum boasts a world-famed collection of European paintings exhibiting works of art from the thirteenth through the nineteenth centuries.


Gallery after gallery to lose yourself in ... so many great works to chose from ... I have represented here just a smattering of works that caught my eye ...

Without using a tripod - which are allowed only on special days - it is very difficult photographing paintings - so please excuse the odd angle of some photos.

A State Yacht and other Craft in Calm Water - Jan van de Capelle - 1668  - Dutch

The Harvesters - Pieter Bruegel the Elder -  1565 - Brussels

The Dormination of the Virgin - Hans Schaufelein - 1510 - Germany
 
Washington crossing the Delaware - Emanuel Leutze - 1851 - USA
 
The Gulf Stream - Winslow Homer - 1899 - USA
 
The Northeaster - Winslow Homer - 1895 - USA
 
 On the Southern Plains - Frederic Remington - 1907 - USA
 
 Repose - John White Alexander - 1895 - USA 

The Water Garden - Childe Hassam - 1909 - USA
 
  Banks of the Loing - William Picknell - 1895 - USA 
 
Alpine Pool - John Singer Sargent  - 1907- USA 
 
The Wyndham Sisters -  1899 - John Singer Sargent - USA  
 
The Adoration of the Christ Child - 1510 - Workshop of the Master - Netherlands 
 
The Annunciation - 1480 - Hans Memling - Flemish School 
 
The Fortune Teller - Georges de la Tour - 1630 - France 
 
 
Self Portrait with Two Pupils - Adelaide Labille Guiard - 1761 - France   
 
Young Woman Dancing - Marie Denise Villers - 1801 - France 
 
Don Andres de Andrade y la Cal - Bartolome Esteban Murillo - 1665 - Spain 
 
Why bother spending all that time labouring over a painting, when you can get up real close with your camera !!!
 
Two more galleries to bring you - tomorrow is my favourite - Marble and Stone ...