I adore the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I mean talk about a day well spent. I spent countless hours there last Friday in complete solitude and had one of the best days of my entire trip so far. I don’t even know where to start, there is just so much I could cover. I mean initially just walking up to the museum I am always astonished at it’s grandeur, I can never take enough pictures of that building. And as soon as I walk inside, I’m instantly just swept away and taken back in time.
I’ve always been drawn into the beauty of different time periods and their works of art. Though I appreciate modern art and the effort put into it, I still feel that paintings and sculptures from hundreds and even thousands of years ago are far more impressive. The romanticism and story telling that comes from the pieces just blow me away. I can just stand in front of a painting for ten minutes and just stare at all of its intricacies in pure bliss. I particularly enjoy portraits when it comes to canvas paintings. All of the beautiful and extravagant French and English women I admire in the portraits just make me so envious. The clothing they are all pictured in makes me so sad seeing what I’m wearing. I mean shorts and a button down t-shirt? How does that even begin to compare to the layers and layers of jewelry, furs, and gowns? I realize that as times change so do the things with it, but why can’t we all parade around on a day to day basis wearing ridiculously huge hats, and have dresses that literally weight more than we do? Is that too much to ask?
After perusing through multiple parts of the museum I headed to the exhibit I have been dying to see, the Alexander McQueen Exhibit. Talk about breathtaking. I really almost thought I was going to cry when I was walking through the rooms and rooms of exquisitely made couture pieces. I’ve always admired McQueen’s incredible talent to convey so much drama in his clothing but seeing the pieces in person is so completely different than simply seeing them in a magazine. Sadly no pictures were allowed in the McQueen exhibit but I took many throughout the day in other places inside the museum! So for those who appreciate history and true art like I do, please scroll through and experience the Met as I did.