Conserving The Emperor’s Carpet

In 2006, The Met launched an ambitious three-year conservation program to stabilize the condition of The Emperor’s Carpet. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) is home to some of the world’s most incredible works of art. In The Met’s collection is the sixteenth-century Emperor’s Carpet from Safavid Iran. The carpet was acquired by TheContinue reading “Conserving The Emperor’s Carpet”

#Friday Painting: Joseph Mallory William Turner, “The Grand Canal – Venice”

“It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create.” J.M.W. Turner Venice, from the Porch of Madonna della Saluteca. 1835 “I don’t paint so that people will understand me, I paint to show what a particular scene looks like.” J.M.W. Turner “Turner drew on his considerable experience as a marineContinue reading “#Friday Painting: Joseph Mallory William Turner, “The Grand Canal – Venice””

Emily Mary Osborn – Nameless and Friendless

“The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.” Proverbs 10:15 Emily Mary Osborn added this Biblical quote to her famous painting, “Nameless and Friendless.”  The painting demands an immediate emotional response, even without knowing the back history. A young woman artist, clothed in black mourning, stands quietly,Continue reading “Emily Mary Osborn – Nameless and Friendless”