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My favorite paintings from the Met in NYC, pt 2

Water Lilies, Claude Monet, 1919; you really come to see which artworks I appreciate most in a museum like the Met when there are so many pieces I could have selected to feature

Water Lilies, Claude Monet, 1919; you really come to see which artworks I appreciate most in a museum like the Met when there are so many pieces I could have selected to feature

Still Life with Teapot and Fruit, Paul Gauguin, 1896; one of Gauguin’s most treasured possessions was a painting by Cézanne, Still Life with Fruit Dish (1879–80, MOMA), which he emulates in this work

Still Life with Teapot and Fruit, Paul Gauguin, 1896; one of Gauguin’s most treasured possessions was a painting by Cézanne, Still Life with Fruit Dish (1879–80, MOMA), which he emulates in this work

Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, Vincent van Gogh, 1890; in less than 10 yrs, the artist painted 900  works although only one sold in his lifetime; only the lobe, not the whole ear was cut off

Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, Vincent van Gogh, 1890; in less than 10 yrs, the artist painted 900+ works although only one sold in his lifetime; only the lobe, not the whole ear was cut off

Rue de l'Epicerie, Rouen (Effect of Sunlight), Camille Pissarro, 1898; Monet is better known for his works in Rouen but he and Pissarro were great friends and often painted the same subjects

Rue de l'Epicerie, Rouen (Effect of Sunlight), Camille Pissarro, 1898; Monet is better known for his works in Rouen but he and Pissarro were great friends and often painted the same subjects

Study of a Girl in Red, Benedetto Luti, 1717; I've previously been to the much smaller second Met location, The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, which contains an extensive collection of art, architecture, and artifacts from medieval Europe

Study of a Girl in Red, Benedetto Luti, 1717; I've previously been to the much smaller second Met location, The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, which contains an extensive collection of art, architecture, and artifacts from medieval Europe

Adoration of the Magi, Hieronymus Bosch, 1475; unlike Bosch’s familiar hallucinatory depictions of hell, this tranquil scene, with its tunneling perspective and wooden figure types with sensitively rendered faces, is characteristic of his earliest works

Adoration of the Magi, Hieronymus Bosch, 1475; unlike Bosch’s familiar hallucinatory depictions of hell, this tranquil scene, with its tunneling perspective and wooden figure types with sensitively rendered faces, is characteristic of his earliest works

Little Denise, Theo van Rysselberghe, 1889; when the painting was exhibited in 1890, critics praised the naturalism and emotional expressiveness that he brought to the analytical rigor of Pointillism

Little Denise, Theo van Rysselberghe, 1889; when the painting was exhibited in 1890, critics praised the naturalism and emotional expressiveness that he brought to the analytical rigor of Pointillism

Study of a Young Woman, Johannes Vermeer, 1667; outside of art circles, Vermeer remained an obscure figure until the movie Girl with a Pearl Earring with Scarlett Johannson came out in 2003

Study of a Young Woman, Johannes Vermeer, 1667; outside of art circles, Vermeer remained an obscure figure until the movie Girl with a Pearl Earring with Scarlett Johannson came out in 2003

The Englishman at the Moulin Rouge, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, 1892; the artist was born into aristocracy but his parents were first cousins which may have contributed to his many health problems; he was also an alcoholic and died at 36

The Englishman at the Moulin Rouge, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, 1892; the artist was born into aristocracy but his parents were first cousins which may have contributed to his many health problems; he was also an alcoholic and died at 36

Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, Henri Fantin-Latour, 1866; the Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 to bring art and art education to the American people; it was closed 202 days because of the pandemic

Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, Henri Fantin-Latour, 1866; the Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 to bring art and art education to the American people; it was closed 202 days because of the pandemic

Going to the Market, Constant Troyon, 1860; the Met's collection of drawings and prints—one of the most comprehensive and distinguished in the world—began with a gift of 670 works from Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1880

Going to the Market, Constant Troyon, 1860; the Met's collection of drawings and prints—one of the most comprehensive and distinguished in the world—began with a gift of 670 works from Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1880

Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap, Hans Holbein the Younger, 1532; I'd visited the Met before but the size is always intimidating; for this visit I primarily focused on the galleries with paintings

Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap, Hans Holbein the Younger, 1532; I'd visited the Met before but the size is always intimidating; for this visit I primarily focused on the galleries with paintings

Parochialstrasse in Berlin, Johann Philipp Eduard Gartner, 1831; the official mascot for the Met is the form of a cute, blue, ancient Egyptian hippopotamus statuette

Parochialstrasse in Berlin, Johann Philipp Eduard Gartner, 1831; the official mascot for the Met is the form of a cute, blue, ancient Egyptian hippopotamus statuette

Condesa de Altamira and Her Daughter, Maria Agustina, Francisco de Goya, 1788;the Museum's holdings of El Greco and Goya are the finest outside of Spain

Condesa de Altamira and Her Daughter, Maria Agustina, Francisco de Goya, 1788;the Museum's holdings of El Greco and Goya are the finest outside of Spain

Houses on the Achterzaan, Claude Monet, 1871; the artist found Zaandam in the Netherlands to be a superb place for painting due to the enchanting boats and 100s of windmills

Houses on the Achterzaan, Claude Monet, 1871; the artist found Zaandam in the Netherlands to be a superb place for painting due to the enchanting boats and 100s of windmills

Juan de Paraja, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez, 1650; Paraja was Velazquez's enslaved assistant but months after depicting him in such a proud and confident way, Velázquez signed a contract of manumission that would liberate him from bondage in 1654

Juan de Paraja, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez, 1650; Paraja was Velazquez's enslaved assistant but months after depicting him in such a proud and confident way, Velázquez signed a contract of manumission that would liberate him from bondage in 1654

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