I’m back from a whirlwind few days in NYC. As always, the trips there feel too short, especially when there’s so much to see. And so many friends I missed!
I somehow always end up at the Met, and I’d been wanting to see this exhibit ever since I had first heard of it. And I’m so glad I got a chance to go. Greek and Roman sculptures were once painted, though we think of them as pristine white marble. I’ll just admit it: to us it might look utterly tacky, but seeing how these statues once meant to look to the ancients changes our relationship to them.
This exhibit combines research finding the exact pigment remnants on the statues, along with 3D reconstructions of them as they once appeared.
Highly recommend it. And, as always, find your way to the roof of The Met for some great views of Central Park.
Photos by me with the Leica Q.
Visit the The Met website for more info.