This porcelain jar comes from Jingdezhen, a major location for porcelain production in China. The painting in cobalt blue depicts a powerful dragon undulating through a sky defined by sparse clouds.
William Shakespeare died on this day 401 years ago. This blog post highlights works from our collection that were inspired by his legacy. http://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/now-at-the-met/2016/william-shakespeare-anniversary?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=statusupdate&...
Learn about the ways in which new printing technologies throughout the past 600 years helped to advance the presentation of complex geometric forms in book illustrations.
Enjoy a rare opportunity to view “The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula,” Caravaggio's (1571–1610) last painting, on exceptional loan from the Banca Intesa Sanpaolo in Naples alongside The Met's “The Denial of Saint Peter” in this focused exhibition:...
Happy birthday to painter J. M. W. Turner, born on this day in 1775! Turner presented this painting of Venice to wide acclaim at the Royal Academy in London in 1835.
Celebrate Earth Day by learning how to make potato prints in this instructional #MetKids video.
In this #MetTimeline essay, a curator of the art of the ancient Americas takes a close look at Maya painted ceramics in The Met collection.
The low-relief decorations and honey-colored glazes on the perimeter of this lamp, possibly from Aleppo in Syria, are also characteristic of the Roman pottery tradition.