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Juan de Flandes (Netherlandish, active by 1496–died 1519).The Marriage Feast at Cana, ca. 1500–1504. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982 (1982.60.20) | This was one of forty-seven panels representing the lives of Christ and the Virgin that were made for Isabella of Castile. The picture’s subject is The Marriage Feast at Cana, when Christ performed his first miracle turning water into wine.
Ives, Colta (1996). Toulouse-Lautrec in The Metropolitan Museum of Art | The Met has in its collection an exceptional body of art in a range of media by the late-nineteenth-century French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Read online or download a PDF of this out of print Met publication. #paris
Paul Gauguin (French, 1848–1903). Tahitian Landscape, 1892. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Anonymous Gift, 1939 (39.182) | There are drawings related to the couple and the horse in this picture, attesting to the artist’s eye for local detail. This was the first painting by Gauguin to enter the Metropolitan’s collection, by donation in 1939. #horses
Antoine Watteau, French, 1684–1721. Mezzetin, ca. 1718–20. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Munsey Fund, 1934 (34.138) | Mezzetin was a stock comic character of the Italian commedia dell'arte and became an established presence on the Paris stage. He was by turns interfering, devious, and lovelorn. This famous painting was owned by Watteau's friend Jean de Jullienne and later by Catherine the Great, empress of Russia. #OneMetManyWorlds
Museum Mile - This stretch of Fifth Avenue, from East 82nd to East 105th Streets—actually measuring a little longer than a mile—lays claim to one of the world's densest concentrations of culture. Offering a diverse cultural spectrum, the museums along the "mile" include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Neue Galerie, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the National Academy Museum & School, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (temporarily closed for renovation through 2013), The Jewish Museum, the