Weekend: The Met

This weekend I took a stroll through the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I saw The Gates of Paradise by Lorenzo Ghiberti. His dedication to detail is phenomenal. In some pieces the people depicted in the foreground are given the same attention on their profile that is facing towards the background ( away from the viewer). The pieces, tarnished with time, are currently under laser restoration.
I also went through an exhibition of 19th century and late 2oth century painting. Jean-Léon Gérôme's The Almeh (1873) caught my eye. Sadly this internet image will not do the actual painting justice. The light on the woman's veiled face. Her soft come hither look. Lovely.

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