We had a limited time at the Metropolitan Museum this morning, but it certainly made an impact in that short time. I am so grateful to Graham Coomber who told me before I left, not to have any preconceived ideas of what I want to take from any experiences I have over here. So I intentionally avoided the contemporary art section that I would have normally bee-lined to. I had one regret from my last visit to the Met and that was not going to have a look at the print, Under the Wave off Kanagawa. There was also the fashion (on the lower level of the Met) that I wanted to look at before I left - having watched a documentary on Diana Vreeland a month ago or so (who brought the Met back to life with her fashion exhibitions after numbers of visitors slumped (Year....not sure)). So I headed off to see the print to begin with and then began to look in that area specifically, ie the Asian Arts.
These are some of the works that stood out to me in the immediate area around the wave.
I think it is the domestic nature of the image on the right that drew me in. I would be lying if I didn't say a part of me is missing home at the moment.
Brisbane visual artist