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THE CLOISTERS – GARDENS

There are some lovely gardens and inner courtyards at the Cloisters.

 

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Posted by on June 17, 2012 in architecture, art, nature, photography

 

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THE CLOISTERS – RELIQUARIES

Here are some of the reliquaries at the Cloisters. A reliquary is a vessel that holds a body part of a dead saint or holy person! Medieval reliquaries often took the form of the body parts they were created to contain. Bust reliquaries for the skulls of saints were placed on or near altars and, by the late Middle Ages, were assembled in large numbers in some church sanctuaries. On particular feast days, such busts were carried in processions. (That info was on an info sign in the museum.)

This is one carved of bone.

This is the Reliquary Bust of a Female Saint. She looks very lovely. And a bit stoned, actually.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2012 in art, photography

 

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THE CLOISTERS – GARGOYLES

Here are some cool gargoyles at the Cloisters. Sorry, some of them are blurry. No flashes allowed at the museum.

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2012 in architecture, art, photography

 

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THE CLOISTERS – WINDOWS

Here are some of the many stained glass windows at the Cloisters.

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2012 in architecture, art, photography

 

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THE CLOISTERS – ARTWORK

Here is some artwork that I saw at the Cloisters that I liked.

A base, probably for a statue, with a carving of Eve and the Serpent/Lilith at the apple tree in the Garden of Eden.

A painting of a dragon. Or more specifically, a wyvern I think.

A column base, I think, carved like a lion.

A painting/mural of a lion that I liked.

I really liked this depiction of Mary. The picture is a bit blurry but you get the idea.

A pitcher shaped like a dragon. I like dragons. There’s a small knight or person sticking out of its mouth which is funny.

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in architecture, art, photography

 

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THE CLOISTERS – ARCHITECTURE

So now I’ll post some photos of when I was in New York at the Cloisters, which is an extension of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here’s a quote about it:

The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, was assembled from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century.

I’ll start with some architecture.

 

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2012 in architecture, art, photography

 

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CENTRAL PARK TREES WHITE

A variety of trees with white blooms in Central Park.

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2012 in nature, photography

 

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