March 29, 2008

In the Asian Art wing.

Cambodian Art

Shiva

Indian sculpture

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

15 comments:

Bob said...

You liked the shadows in the last photo, didn't you?

Middle Class Guy said...

Man, NYC is a mecca. They let dogs in Starbucks and let you take pics in the art museum. Unlike the Soviet Socialist Republic of Chicago!

blake said...

I always think of this.

ZPS said...

I miss the MET. I went there at least once a week my first couple months in NYC.

I always love your photography...thanks!

Norman Rogers said...

Ann, you're brilliant as always but I have one question:

Do they ban photograph taking there at the museum? Many of the museums that I go into have signs that tell you that you cannot take photographs of the exhibits. I usually ignore those kinds of rules--they seem to be for people who don't know how to take a properly exposed photo.

HERE is their policy--sounds draconian to me!

Gallery Photography Policy
Still photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use only in the Museum's galleries devoted to the permanent collection. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever. Photography is not permitted in special exhibitions or areas designated as "No Photography"; works of art on loan from private collections or other institutions may not be photographed. The use of a flash is prohibited. Movie and video cameras are prohibited. Tripods are allowed on weekdays only, and only with a permit issued by the Information Desk in the Great Hall.


Well, poppycock! How are you supposed to overcome their bad lighting without using a flash?

Beautiful photos, Ann. Beautiful!

Jonathan said...

I like these, especially the last one.

MadisonMan said...

Are those artifacts stolen?

Chip Ahoy said...

Their Egyptian section is my favorite. Do them sometime, k? Purty please with sugar on top?

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Middle Class Guy said...

Norman Rogers...
I usually ignore those kinds of rules--they seem to be for people who don't know how to take a properly exposed photo.



So, you are just like some of the far left people who come here; the rules are the rules unless you don't like them. Nice, real nice.

JackDRipper said...

Museums always bring me back to this scene.

ricpic said...

Smooth and round and placid
So unlike our muscular striving,
East is East and West is West
And ne'er the twain shall be entwining.

nansealinks said...

I think Ann does these fisheye lens things because she likes to pay homage to the parenthesis. The eye feels more a curve to the right and left instead of the up and down because of the landscape position of the picture. Oh, for the circle in the square. Paul Lynn, or even square format photography that would treat every thing equal. Alas, our pupils are near close to perfectly round and even, but when we look at the other the eye is in a length : width ratio.

Anyway, an art museum is a nice place to be alone and sit taylor style without a chair, man or woman.

Cedarford said...

Well, poppycock! How are you supposed to overcome their bad lighting without using a flash?

Obviously you aren't, on certain exhibits where curators display light sensitive artifacts in subdued light and prohibit bright light as degrading paint, print, patina, fabric color.

Same deal in Europe.

That said, Ann Althouse's continuing beautiful to merely damn good photos remain a big attraction to her blog. Worth the visit even if you don't like her blog posts, I tell friends.

Fortunately, I also like her "bohemian tastes" and find many of her views informative and refreshing. If I was Drudge, I's visit HER to find a couple of topics now and then.

Cloud said...

i love all the sculpture most of them are from my Cambodian culture. its not really a bad thing that the museum are displaying but they all tell a story for our people about our past, but its wonderful that people see our culture