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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2017-08-17 17:05

The Perspectives on the Middle East series continues this Friday with two 15-minute chats by curators of Islamic art. Join us and learn about the significance of writing in medieval Islamic societies and the trade, techniques, styles, and symbolism of precious gemstones in Mughal India.

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Fernand Léger | Woman with a Cat | The Met

"Woman with a Cat" belongs to a group of monumental female figures that Léger painted throughout the 1920s. Motionless and frontal, this colossal nude might be made of stone or metal, evoking at once a classical sculpture and a futuristic robot. http://met.org/2vjoRWp

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Georges Braque | House behind Trees | The Met

In 1906–7, inspired by his first encounter with Fauvism at the 1905 Salon d’Automne, Braque experimented briefly with this novel technique by using Fauvism’s sharp, bright colors, broad dark outlines, flattened space, and untouched primed ground. http://met.org/2wId9lV

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2017-08-15 13:00

Whether making a study from nature or illustrating a line of poetry, however, the emperor Huizong valued capturing the spirit of a subject over literal representation. http://met.org/2upaFIN

Featured Artwork of the Day: Emperor Huizong (Chinese, 1082–1135; r. 1100–25) | ...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2017-08-14 13:00

In this tapestry the unicorn kneels before a tall white fountain that has a pair of pheasants and a pair of goldfinches perched on its edge. Other animals both exotic and native to Europe lounge about, while twelve hunters in the back of the scene discuss the discovery of their quarry. http://...
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