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In this Met Timeline essay, learn about the unusual life of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who was born on this day in 1864. http://met.org/2A3jFHb

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–190) | The Sofa | ca. 1894–96

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This painting depicts a couple shopping for a wedding ring. The panel attests to Netherlandish artists’ keen interest in pictorial illusionism and meticulous attention to detail, especially in the luminous jeweled, glass, and metallic objects—secular and ecclesiastic trade wares that are examp...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2017-11-23 14:16

This image of Union soldiers breaking a wishbone in camp after a Thanksgiving meal in 1864 conveys the hope that the Civil War might be drawing to a close. Superficially naturalistic, the scene is filled with objects that can be read symbolically: war drums are stacked peaceably in the backgroun...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2017-11-22 14:00

In this sculpture, the position of the Buddha’s arms indicates that the hands were once held in a gesture of meditation and suggests that the work represents Amitabha, a celestial Buddha who presides over his Western Paradise. Devotion to Amitabha, a major component of Chinese Buddhist practic...

Audio Guide - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2017-11-22 00:30

In this Audio Guide episode, hear illuminating, behind-the-scenes commentary by the curator of "Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer" and other Met staff who share their insights about what distinguishes Michelangelo's work across the centuries: his creative proces...

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The Met’s "Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche," a long-standing yuletide tradition in New York, is on view today through January 7. The brightly lit, 20-foot blue spruce—featuring 18th-century Neapolitan angels and cherubs hovering among its boughs and groups of realis...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2017-11-21 14:00

In design and workmanship, this bedroom, consisting of an antechamber with a bed alcove, is one of the finest of its period. The decoration is in stucco and carved wood. http://met.org/2g9LEiN

Featured Artwork of the Day: Stuccowork probably by Abbondio Stazio (Italian 166317...
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Renowned as one of the most brilliant keyboard players of her time, Anne Louise Brillon de Jouy sat for one of Fragonard’s portraits. She was also a composer herself. She became a close friend of Benjamin Franklin and composed a march to celebrate the American victory in the Revolutionary War. Stopping by the Gallery this weekend? Today and tomorrow at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm, the Living Art Collective Ensemble (LACE) will perform salon style concerts with music by Boccherini, Mozart, and Brillon. LACE is a collective ensemble of women who bring to life creative women of the past, including lesser-known female composers, performers, and artists, and those who influenced them. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xnKs2 #FragonardFantasy Jean Honoré Fragonard, "The Singer," c. 1769, oil on canvas, Private collection

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Gold in Paintings | National Gallery: Watch the first episode of our Gold film series, 'Gold in Paintings', in full here: http://bit.ly/2zXt4SO Learn how artists such as Andrea Mantegna and Duccio applied gold to their paintings and explore the different gilding techniques used in works such as 'The Wilton Diptych', with our Curatorial, Scientific and Conservation departments. Learn more about #ArtGold here: http://bit.ly/2A4Np8Q

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2017-11-24 14:00

This painting depicts a couple shopping for a wedding ring. The panel attests to Netherlandish artists’ keen interest in pictorial illusionism and meticulous attention to detail, especially in the luminous jeweled, glass, and metallic objects—secular and ecclesiastic trade wares that are examples of the goldsmith's virtuosity. http://met.org/2g0xay4 Featured Artwork of the Day: Petrus Christus (Netherlandish active by 1444–died 1475/76) | A Goldsmith in his Shop | 1449