Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC
Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC – Just after opening, enthusiastic art lovers enjoying a reviving coffee and maybe also a pastry, before venturing forth to enjoy the exhibitions.
The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art contains numerous permanent collections from the ancient world through to modern history. Visitors can also enjoy frequently changing temporary displays.
Whilst we were there, a thoroughly imaginative display featured various designers’ takes on Catholic Church garb, on manikins, within the medieval galleries and statues. this against the background of Michael Nyman’s ‘Time Lapse’
Primacy Eye is a magazine blog site following the journeys and reflections through the art world of artist, sketcher, art historian and critic Al Beckett.
Merely to amuse, inform and entertain, Primacy Eye is aimed at people who simply wish to dip a toe into the art world, share an insight, smile at a joke and maybe even be informed a little.
Al regularly visits the major galleries in the UK and whenever possible, mainland Europe and the USA. He keeps up to date by subscribing to many periodicals, viewing documentaries and the news in general.
Al paints and sculpts himself and frequently sketches in-situ. He has written a book ‘The Primacy of Your Eye’ designed to give people some insights to enhance their experiences in galleries. Fully illustrated with 400 sketches and drawings of major art works and their artists, the book takes the reader on a journey through topics to perhaps consider to enrich the viewing experience.
To many, the art world is daunting, to others it holds little interest. A gentle submersion at a depth to suit the individual can produce rich and rewarding results.
That’s the purpose of Primacy Eye.