Aquamanile- Lion, c. 1400, Nuremburg
The Lamentation, 1480, Spain
Detail of “The Hunters Enter the Woods”- Tapestry, c. 1500, Flemish
Minnekätschen, 1325-1350, German
Fresco on canvas, 12th century, Castile-Leon, Spain
Once upon a time…
Or, in 2010, I went to New York City with my friend Exa. We took the train in from Westport where I was visiting my aunts, and went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. WHAT. A. COLLECTION. My heart literally could not stop beating super fast the entire time we were there. It was a utopia of visual delight- my eyes were drawn to every corner, ceiling and floor tile- every surface had some form of art on it. I’ve recently begun the AWESOME process of going through the collections they post online, and I spent a good couple of hours drooling over some particular things.
Please revel in the glory of material objects! That sounds bad, but they’re too lovely to ignore.
All images from http://www.metmuseum.org