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The Collection Online

The Collection Online
When The Met was founded in 1870, it owned not a single work of art. Through the combined efforts of generations of curators, researchers, and collectors, our collection has grown to represent more than 5,000 years of art from across the globe—from the first cities of the ancient world to the works of our time. Collection Highlights Browse collection highlights selected by curators from the Museum's seventeen curatorial departments. Open Access Artworks Enjoy more than 406,000 hi-res images of public-domain works from the collection that can be downloaded, shared, and remixed without restriction. Greek and Roman Art at The Met Discover Greek and Roman art in all of its complexity and resonance, with more than 17,000 art objects spanning six millennia. Ellsworth Kelly Enjoy the simple shapes and bold colors of the American artist Ellsworth Kelly, whose career spanned nearly seventy years. Charles Sheeler Photographs Netsuke MetCollects Timeline of Art History Protecting Cultural Heritage Related:  Documentation/Veille

Garments of the Ottoman Sultans The Turks are a society devoted to their traditions, and this extends to their dress. Şalvar (trousers), inner robes, and kaftan (outer gown or robe) they wore in Central Asia came to Anatolia with the Seljuks (1037-1157) and continued to be worn by the Ottomans. The range of dress worn by the Anatolian Seljuks is revealed through the miniatures and ceramics of the period. The most striking aspects of Seljuks’ dress are the V shape of the neck opening and the decoration of the seam of the outer kaftan where the arm joins the body. This seam normally has a narrow, inscribed band on it known as a tiraz. As time passed, the Ottomans introduced changes to this style of dress that resulted in greater variety. In the Topkapı Palace Museum in Istanbul, there is a very rich collection of Ottoman garments. Fabrics for Sultan’s Garments In the sixteenth century when the Ottomans were at the peak of their economic and political power, the arts also reached a turning point.

The Guggenheim Puts 109 Free Modern Art Books Online Back in January, 2012, we mentioned that the Guggenheim (the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed modern art museum in NYC) had put 65 art catalogues on the web, all free of charge. We’re happy to report that, between then and now, the number of free texts has grown to 109. Published between 1937 and 1999, the art books/catalogues offer an intellectual and visual introduction to the work of Alexander Calder, Edvard Munch, Francis Bacon, Gustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, Fernand Léger, and Kandinsky. Plus there are other texts (e.g., Masterpieces of Modern Art and Abstract Expressionists Imagists) that tackle meta movements and themes. Anyone interested in the history of the Guggenheim will want to spend time with a collection called “The Syllabus.” It contains five books by Hilla Rebay, the museum’s first director and curator. To read any of these 109 free art books, you will just need to follow these simple instructions. 1.) You can find many more free art books from the Getty and the Met below.

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10 Bizarre Sculptures across the World 119.1K Flares Facebook 404 Twitter 48 Google+ 157 Pin It Share 94 94 StumbleUpon 118.4K 119.1K Flares × Art is not always beautiful. It can be scandalizing, it can be gross, it can be disturbing. 10. Nailed it This famous bull fart sculpture in Beijing by Chen Wenling represents the Wall Street . 9. This giant swimmer on South Bank of River Thames in London is one that makes every head turn. 8. Titled ‘The Silent Evolution’ by Jason de Caires Taylor, this one resembles a lost city. This one’s called ‘Inertia”. 7. These cheeky (pun intended) statues of two massive Buddhas climbing a building were put on display on the wall of a Chinese eatery. 6. These incomplete ‘half-eaten’ sculptures by Bruno Catalano are one of the most spectacular yet disturbing statues. We have worked our asses off. 5. Office-goers walking to office, just that here they are walking on a vertical pole that seems to disappear in the sky. 4. Is the water cold, madam? Can I have some peace? 3. 2. 1.

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