|Violent and sad, but most religious art is. Also, this is a tapestry! A crazy-huge-wall-sized tapestry!|
Here come some forgotten photos! Nik and I went up to the Cloisters way back in October (?!!), and had a nice walk around Fort Tryon park and in the Cloisters museum. It's right up my alley with medieval art from the 9th-16th century Europe. I have a large fascination with religious and medieval art and basically anything with gold leaf on it makes my heart flutter. The Met is my favorite museum in NYC by far, but I hadn't made it up to their Cloisters branch yet. Plus, I timed it right, so we would be there when the leaves were changing. Leaf-peeping! It's so pretty there! Set in the scenic Fort Tryon park, along the Hudson River, it's a great day trip away from the city. I sounded like a guide-book just now.
|Terrible photo, but they keep the lights low to conserve all the tapestries. |
Another wall-sized tapestry, and probably what the museum is most known for. Absolutely love them. Poor 'lil unicorn dude...
|Teeny little handwritten/illustrated books! These were only like 3-4 inches wide.|
|This looks totally typical until you note the weird thing he is stabbing...|
|View of the George Washington Bridge|
|Fort Tryon Park|