Every picture tells a story, right? Some tell more than one. Others whisper. A few shout.
I took all the following photos during a short visit to the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. The museum recently rehung, rearranged, and added some works of art from their vast storage facilities. In with my old familiar friends (paintings I’ve known and loved all my life) there were unfamiliar works and paintings by artists never covered in my art history classes. I was happy to discover 18th, 19th and early 20th century artists from Scandinavia, as well as “new” artists from Belgium, France, and Germany. There were also works I didn’t know, but artists I know well, and just rearranging some of the works, made others jump out to say ‘hello.’
I didn’t adore everything, but I was excited by the sense of discovery.
I was also inspired by some of the stories in those pictures. This is a departure post for me, as I have zero aspirations as a photographer. I’m simply sharing what I consider snapshots or the visual notes I take to goose my own imagination.
I hope you enjoy these picture prompts!