Thursday, September 5, 2013

16. Marble and Stone at the Met

For my final post from the Met, I will show you some of the incredible sculptures "scattered" throughout this wonderful museum ...

Of course there were sculptures from every era of mankind - hundreds - but I have published just a few chosen favourites - mainly European ... 

Andromeda and the Sea Monster - Domenico Guidi - marble - Italian - 1694

 Stela of a Four-Armed Vishnu - India ( Punjab ) - sandstone - 10th Century  

Christ the Redeemer - Antonio Novelli - Italian ( Florence ) - marble -  1650

Ugolino and His Sons - Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux - France ( Paris ) - marble - 1857

Virgin and Child - alabaster - South Netherlands - 1345
 
Latona and her children Apollo and Diana - William Henry Rinehart - USA - marble - 1870
 
The Babes in the Wood - Thomas Crawford - USA - marble - 1852
 
Seated Royal Garuda - India - granite - 8th Century 

Posthumous Portrait of a Queen as Parvati - Java - andesite - 14th Century
 
The Half-Male, Half-Female Form of Shiva - Cambodia - stone - 9th Century
 
Headless Female Figure - Cambodia - stone - 9th Century
 
Dionysos leaning on a Female Figure - Roman - marble - 27 BC
 
A Member of the Imperial Family - Roman - marble - 60 BC
 
Sarcophagus - Roman - marble - 2nd Century
 
A Youthful Hercules - Roman - marble - 70 BC ... and his 21st Century admirer
 
Bust of unknown Nobleman - Roman - marble - 60 BC
 
Statue of an Unknown Woman - Roman - marble - 2nd Century
 
Statue of Tyche-Fortuna - Roman - marble - 2nd Century 

Temperance - Giovanni Caccini - Italian - marble - 1580  
 
Orpheus - Cristoforo Stati - Italian - marble - 16th Century
 
Bacchanal: A Faun Teased by Children - Gian Lorenzo Bernini - marble - 17th Century 

David with head of slain Goliath - Italian - marble - 17th Century
 
Sappho - Comte Prosper D'Epinay - Rome - marble 1895 
 

Venus - Antonio Canova - Italian - marble - 1822
 
Paris - Antonio Canova - Italian - marble - 1820
 
The Nymph of Dampierre - Louis-Claude Vasse - French - marble - 1763
 
The Fear of Cupid's Darts - Jean-Louis Lemoyne - French - marble - 1740 
 

Andromeda and the Sea Monster - Domenico Guidi - Italian - marble - 1694
 
Struggle of the Two Natures in Man - George Gray Barnard - French - marble - 1892
 
Clytie - William Henry Rinehart - USA - marble - 1870
 
The Libyan Sybil - William Wetmore Story - USA - marble - 1861
 
Cleopatra - William Wetmore Story - USA - marble - 1869
 
Well that's it from the Met - unless of course I go back again before I leave NYC and discover a new gallery or three !!!
 
My only disappointment with the Met - and with all galleries that I have visited so far - is that I can find nothing from Australia - ancient Indigenous through to contemporary - nothing. Lots from New Guinea and pacific Islands, but not a hair from Oz. And considering the wonderful art that Australians have produced over the past 40,000 years, I find that a great shame.
 
But I forgive her and still love her dearly - this extraordinary museum of mankind.
 
Don't know where I'll take you tomorrow - maybe to the top of something tall !!! ... do please check in though. In Just a couple of weeks I have had over 1000 hits to this blog - so I do thank all my readers for following me on my wild adventure.