Wonder of the Age ArtLERT @MetMuseum

What better launching pad for my ArtLERT blog than the “Wonder of the Age” show at the Metropolitan.  In addition to the paintings mentioned in my review, three must-see’s for me are —

Mansur’s chameleon, caught as he moves from the green of the leaves that surround him to the tan of the paper Mansur places him on…

Mansur’s “Chameleon” 1595-1600 (The Royal Collection, Royal Library, Windsor Castle)

… the wonderful detail of the frothing mouths in Abd-al-Samad’s fighting camels (anyone familiar with the beasts knows that whole angry-camel cud in the mouth phenomenon)…

Abd-al-Samad’s “Two fighting camels” 1590 (Private collection)

… and the tipped perspective, saturated colors and self-satisfied cool expression of Shiva with Parvati snuggled up against him.

Devidasa of Nurpur’s “Shiva and Parvati as Ardhanishvara” a Folio from the Rasamanjari II Series, 1694-5 (The San Diego Museum of Art)

2 thoughts on “Wonder of the Age ArtLERT @MetMuseum

  1. i really like these valuable art pictures which represent a certain periods. where the art was represented as a documents .i like them all ..good effort. from : tarif.sioufi architect p.h.d ,art and interior designer. art painter.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s