Penn and the Tired Tourist

Penn and a Tired Tourist

Tourist on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum today June 1, 2017.

A Quiet Moment

A Quiet Moment

In front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Architecture for Art

Architecture For Art

The Great Hall of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt who was one of the founding trustees of the Metropolitan and the most fashionable architect of his day. When it opened to the public in December 1902, the Evening Post newspaper reported that at last New York had a neoclassical palace of art, “one of the finest in the world, and the only public building in recent years which approaches in dignity and grandeur the museums of the old world.”

Life Imitates Art

Life Imitates Art

The Libyan Sibyl (1860) by William Wetmore Story (1819-1895) and a lady writing in her diary at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; from my archive, 2009.

Metropolitan Blues

Metropolitan Blues

The Metropolitan Museum at dusk.

A Colossal Fragment of our Past

A Colossal Fragment of our Past

Fragmentary colossal marble head of a youth; Greek. Hellenistic period. 2nd century B.C. Discovered at Pergamon, on upper terrace of gymnasium. Metropolitan Museum of Art, lent by Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Metropolitan Fountains

Metropolitan Fountains

One of the two fountains at the Koch plaza in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The Lady Likes To Pose

The Lady Likes To Pose

Marble statue of a wounded Amazon, Roman, imperial period, 1st-2nd century A.D. Copy of a Greek bronze statue of ca. 450-425 B.C., Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mesmerized by Man

Mezmerised by Man

Bronze statue of a man, Greek, Hellenistic, mid 2nd-1st century B.C., Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

Lucretia Had Enough

Lucretia Had Enough

Ignored by cellphone obsessed tourists, Lucretia (by Philippe Bertrand) stabs herself as Marsyas (by Balthasar Permoser ) cries out in anguish at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Herakles Bemused

Herakles Bemused

The Greek hero Herakles watches the modern young ladies with bemusement at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Roman, Imperial period, 1st century A.D. Copy of a Greek statue of the second half of the 4th century B.C. attributed to Lysippos.)

May Showers

May Showers

A rainy day in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Curious Muse

The Curious Muse

An Ancient Roman Muse tries to peek around a column to see what that glowing thing is the young woman is staring at; Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Diana Strikes Again

Diana Strikes Again

The other ladies avert their eyes as Diana aims her arrow at an unsuspecting art critic at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Art on Ice

Art On Ice

The Metropolitan Museum of Art during the blizzard of 2016, New York City.

Diana Strikes Back

Diana Strikes Back

Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt, tired of the masses taking selfies with her, aims her arrow at an unsuspecting tourist in The Metropolitan Museum.

Autumn in Perspective

Autumn in Perspective

Umbrellas and fall colors at Koch Plaza in front of the Metropolitan Museum.


Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens

Hercules Confronting Art Students

Hercules Confronts Art Students

Young students examining a young Hercules in the Roman galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens.

Art ?

The Roof Garden Commission by Pierre Huyghe. [In this piece the artist explores the transformation of cultural and biological systems through a dynamic gathering of components derived from the Museum's collection, architecture, and surroundings] Not my favorite roof garden installation. I think that the spontaneously sprouted weeds are the nicest features. Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Roof Garden Commission
by Pierre Huyghe. [In this piece the artist explores the transformation of cultural and biological systems through a dynamic gathering of components derived from the Museum’s collection, architecture, and surroundings]
Not my favorite roof garden installation. I think that the spontaneously sprouted weeds are the nicest features.
Metropolitan Museum of Art


Fujifilm X100T

The Aim of Diana

"Diana" by Augustus Saint–Gaudens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“Diana” by Augustus Saint–Gaudens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus Trip 35 with Fuji Superia 400 film.

The Dreamer

"Sleeping Boy" French,ca. 1774, by Phillippe Laurent Roland and  "Skull Hook" (Agiba) 19th-early 20th century, by the Kerewa people. Large agiba were used to display trophy skulls within men's ceremonial houses amongst the Kerewa people of the Papuan Gulf region. Headhunting was an integral element of ritual life of the community. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

“Sleeping Boy” French,ca. 1774, by Phillippe Laurent Roland and “Skull Hook” (Agiba) 19th-early 20th century, by the Kerewa people. Large agiba were used to display trophy skulls within men’s ceremonial houses amongst the Kerewa people of the Papuan Gulf region. Headhunting was an integral element of ritual life of the community.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Fujifilm X100T

A Metropolitan Winter

Battling a snow storm in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Battling a snow storm in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Olympus E-M5 with the Lumix G Vario 12-35mm f2.8 lens

Among The Shadows Of Mid-Winter

Fifth Avenue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Fifth Avenue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City


Ricoh GR

Winter At The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art during this week's snow storm

The Metropolitan Museum of Art during this week’s snow storm


Olympus E-M5 with the Lumix G Vario 12-35mm f2.8 lens

Creativity

"Winter Pool" , 1959, by Robert Rauschenberg. Combination of oil,paper,fabric,wood, metal, sandpaper,tape,printed paper,printed reproductions,handheld bellows,and found painting, on two canvases, with a ladder.  (The girl was not originally included in the art) Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“Winter Pool” , 1959, by Robert Rauschenberg. Combination of oil,paper,fabric,wood, metal, sandpaper,tape,printed paper,printed reproductions,handheld bellows,and found painting, on two canvases, with a ladder. (The girl was not originally included in the art)
Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Ricoh GR

The Umbrellas of The Met

Umbrellas at the newly opened plaza in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Umbrellas at the newly opened plaza in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City


Ricoh GR

Visored Visitors

Seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City


Ricoh GR

Time for Art

William Kentridge's "The Refusal of Time" installation consisting of a contraption with moving gogs and wheels and a multiscreen video presentation; at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

William Kentridge’s “The Refusal of Time” installation consisting of a contraption with moving gogs and wheels and a multiscreen video presentation; at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Ricoh GR

The Art Students

The Art Students, originally uploaded by CVerwaal.

Admiring  ancient marbles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
Olympus OM-D with the m.Zuiko 75mm f1.8 lens.

The Shadows of Art

The Vine by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980) Bronze with the shadow of Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848–1907); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

The Vine by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980) Bronze with the shadow of Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848–1907); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 12-35 f2.8 lens; processed in Silver Efex Pro2.

Joy

Genius of Mirth (1842) by Thomas Crawford (1813?-1857) The New American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Genius of Mirth (1842) by Thomas Crawford (1813?-1857)
The New American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with an Olympus 45mm f1.8 lens

A Bemused Heracles

Herakles (Roman, Imperial period), The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Herakles (Roman, Imperial period), The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with the Olympus m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens.

Distractions

Pan, the god of wild nature (Roman, Imperial period) Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Pan, the god of wild nature (Roman, Imperial period)
Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with the Olympus m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens

Girl Skating

Girl Skating (1906 Bronze) by Abastenia St. Leger Eberle (1878-1942) American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Girl Skating (1906 Bronze) by Abastenia St. Leger Eberle (1878-1942)
American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Panasonic G3 with the Olympus m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens

Dear Diary…….

A young woman on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum, New York City

A young woman on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum, New York City


Canon G9.

Three Graces and a Young Hercules

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX.

Hercules’ Young Admirers

Girls admiring Hercules at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Girls admiring Hercules at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX

Hercules and the Three Graces

It seems the Three Graces lost their heads over a Young Hercules at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

It seems the Three Graces lost their heads over a Young Hercules at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus E-p2 and the Lumix Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f2.8 lens

Longing for a Muse

Marble portrait of a man, Roman, Antonine or early Severan period.

Marble portrait of a man, Roman, Antonine or early Severan period.


Olympus “Pen” E-p1 and the 17mm f2.8 pancake lens.

Waiting for Color

Detail of "Three People on Four Benches (1979) by George Segal.

Detail of “Three People on Four Benches (1979) by George Segal.


With spring just around the corner we are all waiting for some color.
Olympus E-p2 with an Olympus Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 vintage lens.

Empress Sabina….

Marble portrait of the Empress Sabina - Roman, Hadrianic period, ca A.D. 122-128 with Marble portrait bust of a man, Roman, Trajanic period, ca A.D. 110-120 in the background.

Marble portrait of the Empress Sabina – Roman, Hadrianic period, ca A.D. 122-128 with Marble portrait bust of a man, Roman, Trajanic period, ca A.D. 110-120 in the background.


Today I’m showcasing the possibilities of the Olympus Pen camera with a vintage zuiko OM lens.
Olympus E-p2 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

Body Language #3

Young woman averting her eyes while passing a provocative Ancient Roman statue at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Young woman averting her eyes while passing a provocative Ancient Roman statue at The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Olympus E-p2 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Sleeping Boy (Terracotta, painted white) by Philippe-Laurent Roland (1746-1816) French (modeled in Rome), Ca. 1774. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sleeping Boy (Terracotta, painted white) by Philippe-Laurent Roland (1746-1816) French (modeled in Rome), Ca. 1774. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX

Merry Christmas……..

Saint Anne Holding the Virgin and Child. South Netherlandish, Malines or Brussels, from Benedictine convent of Nonnberg, Saltzburg, Austria. Carved and painted about 1500-1525 Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Saint Anne Holding the Virgin and Child.
South Netherlandish, Malines or Brussels, from Benedictine convent of Nonnberg, Saltzburg, Austria. Carved and painted about 1500-1525
Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus “Pen” E-p2 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens.

Processed as TriX in Silver Efex Pro.

A Torso

Marble Torso of a youth, Roma, Imperial period, 1st or 2nd century A.D. Copy or adaptation of a Greek statue of the 4th century B.C. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Marble Torso of a youth, Roma, Imperial period, 1st or 2nd century A.D. Copy or adaptation of a Greek statue of the 4th century B.C.
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Olympus Pen E-p2 combined with vintage manual focus Zuiko OM 50mm f1.4 lens

An African Silhouette

Heddle Pulley, Côte d'Ivoire, Guro peoples, 19th-20th Century. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Heddle Pulley, Côte d’Ivoire, Guro peoples, 19th-20th Century.
Metropolitan Museum of Art


Olympus E-p2 with a Zuiko OM 50mm f1.8 lens.

Spirits from another Realm

Uli Figure from Central New Ireland (19th Century) with in the background a Kavat Mask from the Baining People of New Britain, Papua New Guinea (1970's); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Uli Figure from Central New Ireland (19th Century) with in the background a Kavat Mask from the Baining People of New Britain, Papua New Guinea (1970’s);
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Olympus Pen E-p2 and a Zuiko manual focus OM 50mm f1.8 lens.

The Art Lesson

Art is one of the most important subjects to teach our children, and often it is the first to be eliminated from the curriculum when budgets are tight. It was a real pleasure to see this teacher in action and the children respond enthusiastically at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Art is one of the most important subjects to teach our children, and often it is the first to be eliminated from the curriculum when budgets are tight. It was a real pleasure to see this teacher in action and the children respond enthusiastically at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.


Olympus OM-1, a Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC film.

A Metropolitan Stroll

staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange Building (1893-1894) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange Building (1893-1894) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Olympus Pen E-p1 and a 17mm Zuiko pancake lens.

An artful tea time

Tea-and-Coffe Service (1980) by Mario Bellini, Italian. Silver-plate, rose quartz, lapis lazuli. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Tea-and-Coffe Service (1980) by Mario Bellini, Italian. Silver-plate, rose quartz, lapis lazuli.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


The manual focus vintage Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens on an Olympus Pen E-p2 is great for photographing art objects with a smooth background bokeh. In this shot I tried to make the background enhance the art work in the fore.