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The majestic story of Christmas, from the Annunciation to the Epiphany, has long inspired great artists. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection is particularly rich in medieval and Renaissance paintings that depict this timeless story. Gathered here are paintings by Rogier van der Weyden, Petrus Christus, Hans Memling, and Gerard David, among others, sensitively coupled with excerpts from the King James Bible. The perfect book for the entire family, The Christmas Story is a treasure to be enjoyed year after year.
Discover Egyptian artifacts each day of the year from The Met's vast collection of Egyptian Art. Explore ancient Egypt each day of the year with this amazing 12-month calendar. Featuring 365 artifacts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, every month delves into a different aspect of Egyptian culture. From mummies and pharaohs to ankhs and amulets to jewelry and the harvest, the history and mystique of a great civilization will make 2021 a memorable year. Generous grids with space to add appointments and reminders Opens to 12 inches x 24 inches Planner page for September-December 2020 Widely celebrated and nationally recognized holidays and observances Moon phases, based on Eastern Standard Time
A fresh and unconventional approach to exploring 6,000 years of art history through 800 masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Featuring more than 800 artworks from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this groundbreaking book - organized by thematic keywords - draws upon The Met's online Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - offering fresh, unconventional ways of engaging with visual culture. Discover how artists see the world and inspire each other with common themes and sensibilities, materials and techniques. Flowers, for example, have been seen in art for millennia - from Tutankhamun to the Dutch Golden Age, from Van Gogh's still lifes to Georgia O'Keeffe's monumental close-ups. Seen side by side, Art = reveals new connections between artists of different times and places, offering a fresh perspective on beloved works. Beyond the wealth of 1,000 illustrations arranged by theme, dive deeper into art history with 160 engaging and enlightening essays written by experts at the museum, to create your own personal tour through this unsurpassed collection. A foldout, detachable timeline offering further perspective is also included.
From abundant groves and rolling hillsides to snowcapped mountains and seaside cliffs, this 16-month calendar showcases iconic works by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists. Enjoy sensational outdoor scenes throughout the seasons by Monet, Van Gogh, and Gauguin, all from The Met.
120 of the world's most influential contemporary artists discuss the art that inspires them in this lavishly packaged and designed book. The Artist Project is the latest step among The Met's recent strides to better integrate contemporary art into its historical pantheon. -Art News Artists have long been stimulated and motivated by the work of those who came before them - sometimes, centuries before them. Interviews with 120 international contemporary artists discussing works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection that spark their imagination shed new light on art-making, museums, and the creative process. Images of the artworks appear alongside images of the contemporary artists' work, allowing readers to discover a rich web of visual connections that spans cultures and millennia.
What is New York in the eyes of artists? This engaging book from the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers myriad answers to that question, pairing selected works in the museum's collection with simple, concise observations. The Flatiron Building is shape; the Empire State Building is line. Washington Square Park is joyous; Times Square is spectacle. Among the enduring images are paintings by Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, Winslow Homer, Jacob Lawrence and Charles Demuth; photographs by Walker Evans, Berenice Abbott, Alfred Stieglitz, Garry Winogrand and Cindy Sherman and drawings, lithograph and posters. Some of the words and images speak to our experiences of the city while others relate to a point of view expressed by the artist. All are simple reflections that encourage readers to observe, to think and to develop their own definitions of this endlessly fascinating metropolis.
Fashion Is . . . encourages readers to think about the myriad definitions of fashion. A Dior day suit. An Yves Saint Laurent minidress. A Japanese kimono. A Ferragamo shoe. A British court ensemble. A Schiaparelli hat. Fashion is glamour and attitude, texture and pattern, sexy and prim, luxurious and eccentric. It is above all a rich and evocative means of expression for both the designer and the wearer. Gathered here are costumes, regional dress, haute couture, and accessories from prehistory to the present, as well as paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts relating to modes of dress.
What is art? This engaging book from The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers nearly 200 illustrated answers to that question, all presented in simple, concise observations about selected works in the Museum's collection. For example, a Nigerian mask is symmetry, a Van Gogh still life is composition, a Babylonian lion is fierce, a Duccio portrait is tender. Some of the statements speak to technique, while others are descriptive or evocative. All are simple reflections that encourage readers to observe, to think, to debate, and to develop their own definitions of art. Reaching across all periods and media, from ancient statues to medieval tapestries to Baroque instruments to Impressionist paintings to contemporary costumes, the selected works gathered in this clever little book are sure to inspire both novice and seasoned art lovers.
An ideal gift for shoe lovers everywhere, this beautifully produced memory game tests your recollection of some of the world's most fabulous shoes - from vintage Ferragamo sandals to the latest Manolos. Presented in a stylish mini shoebox, this set of 50 cards contains images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's world-renowned shoe collection. To play simply place the cards face down and see if you can remember where the matching shoe is located. Collect more pairs than your opponent to win! Suitable for 1 or more players from 6 years upwards.