Friday, May 13, 2016


Went to the Met for Pergamon, Turner's Whaling paintings and Manus+Machina, the big new fashion blockbuster, but what charmed me was an exhibition I hadn't even heard about, "Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs." This Bowl with Courtly and Astrological Motifs (late 12th-early 13th C) is actually quite deep (almost a cylinder), its dynamic center surrounded by a parade of figures, a humanized cosmos!