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Thomas Cole: The Architect's Dream, The Titan's Goblet & The Course of Empire

Thomas Cole was an English-born American painter who painted Romantic landscapes and history art. Largely self-taught, he is also known as the founder of the Hudson River School. 785 more words


The Governor


Eugene Joseph Stanislas Foullon d’Ecotier (1785)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Oil on canvas (80 x 64 cm)

Antoine Vestier was born in Avallon, Burgundy. 669 more words

French Artists

Maybe the Best Rooftop in Manhattan

The rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, years ago, when it featured the “Cloud City” art installation by Tomás Saraceno

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as “The Met,” in New York City is arguably the best art museum in the United States.  Founded in 1870, the Museum continues to expand as it collects more and more artwork.  767 more words

Ottavio Leoni (1578-1630)

“The Cavalier Ottavio Leoni, the son of Ludovico Leoni, Padovano, was likewise known as Padovano although he was born in Rome. His father desired him to devote to painting and particularly to make portraits “alla macchia”, a skill in which Ludovico was practised himself. 805 more words


The Eccentric Fish Enthusiast Who Brought Armor to the Met

Article by Hyperallergic

Bashford Dean in 1900 wearing Japanese armor; the Japanese Edo period armor now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art) 299 more words
Art, Art History, Native Art