After my film evening with Rembrandt, I decided to see his work in New York and spent a wonderful Sunday afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I visited Rembrandt's work, and then paid a visit to see the Vermeer paintings in the collection. Girl With a Pearl Earring has long resided in the Hague, but I got to spend time with two other paintings. I'd like to think that two of her friends are depicted in these paintings.
"Study of a Young Woman"
"A Maid Asleep"
My photographs don't do justice to the intricate detail of Vermeer's work. It was as though I'd stepped into a room in Seventeenth Century Delft, where Vermeer spent his life. As is often the case when I am viewing the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum, there were only two other people in the gallery, besides my friend, Mary and me. I am always in awe to spend time with these beautiful works without crowds surrounding me.
The Sculpture Court and Central Park beyond it.
I'm not sure that I'll be able to do so every week, but my goal is to visit the Museum once a week for the rest of the year. To give myself a running start I've signed up for a three-part lecture series on Japanese art, which begins next week. I will definitely share photographs of pieces that I especially enjoy. Let me know if there's a gallery you would like me to visit.
The snow is just about tapering off. I am hopeful that this is our last somewhat big storm for the season. I am thrilled to look at the weather predictions for next week and see 4 and yes, 5, as the first number of our temperatures. It may snow again, but things will start to get warmer. Can't wait to tuck my boots away.
As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care.