I went on a Sunday afternoon to The Met for some inspiration and a relaxing afternoon. The Met is one of my favorite museums to go to (I’ve been going since I was a little kid). The one thing I miss is the old cafeteria location. It was incredibly stately and had this very chic drop floor seating area. But surprisingly enough the new cafeteria, while the decor is not as nice, has much better food. It’s a fair trade.
Any way, here are some photos of pieces (and people) that stood out to me.
This is an amazing Indian Grandma who had just come to NYC with her extended family. She looked beautiful and incredibly noble with her 20 or so offspring surrounding her.
This is a beautiful Art Nouveau pattern with a great balance of color.
Ceramic sculpture, 1910
On this one- the juxtaposition of color with the delicate pattern stood out to me.
A gorgeous example of Art Nouveau glazed ceramic work. I love that during the Art Nouveau Era the idea of nature and it’s wild ways was so glorified.
Beautiful baroque metalwork.
Painted glass from the late 1800′s. The combination of the strong crosshatch with the delicate flower work was appealing. It seemed kind of dreamy the way it was transparent as if you were looking into a garden.
Amazing example of 1800′s wood work. This is ivory inlaid into wood.
An example of painted ceramic to imitate pietra dura.
Fabric from 1900-1920. It has a slight combination of Egyptian revival with Art Nouveau.