Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Life imitating art.

I was hoping to share some more NYC pics with you but I'm afraid my head is still buried in the books as I have an assignment to complete before Christmas!

Anyway, while I was in New York I visited the Metropolitan Museum which was an amazing place. I have more photos to share sometime but while I was there I was looking at some of the magnificent works of art they have by such artists as Picasso and Monet when I entered one of the rooms where a young girl was sat with her laptop looking one of the pictures. I had to take a picture as it was a prime example of life imitating art, albeit in a more modern manner! Take a look at the pic below and you'll see what I mean!

I don't think she was aware that she looked like a mirror image of the girl in the picture bought forward in time and what struck me was that it looked like they were watching each other. The art student with her laptop looking back at the past and the girl in the picture looking through at us from her time as if the frame was a window.

19 comments:

craziequeen said...

I loved that photo.......gorgeous...

:-)

cq

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Love This!!

I took two pictures in the Tate that had children lying on the floor looking at the Art that was hanging...I would have taken more, but the guard came over and said I wasn't supposed to be taking ANY pictures! So, I love that you got this one which as you said is like a mirror image....
I'll have to post mine...!

kenju said...

I love that you caught her in the photo! It is definitely art imitating life - or vice-versa.

mar said...

Excellent!!! so glad you had your camera with you and that they let you use it!!!

Katherine said...

That's so cool - what a neat observation!

rashbre said...

Great photo. I love the time dimension.

Catherine said...

It really does look as if they are looking at each other

Catherine said...

I forgot to say, Michele sent me

Claire said...

That's such a great photo and you're right about it being life imitating art!

Here from Michele's!

srp said...

Here from Michele.
That is a wonderful picture.
We were there at the height of the heat wave last summer so the cool of the art museum was wonderful. I only wish they had more benches to sit on. In the art museums of Florence there are large benches everywhere that just invite you to "sit, look, think, enjoy, stay a spell." At the Ufizzi we sat in the Boticelli room for an hour.

ƒåυνέ said...

Wow...the picture, while I love it like the others, gives me goosebumps too...


Here via Michele's

Anonymous said...

Bobkat..the Museum is a fabulous place..one of my favorite museums of all time.

Michele sent me!

Anonymous said...

Bobkat..the Museum is a fabulous place..one of my favorite museums of all time.

Michele sent me!

Anonymous said...

Bobkat..the Museum is a fabulous place..one of my favorite museums of all time.

Michele sent me!

Anonymous said...

Bobkat..the Museum is a fabulous place..one of my favorite museums of all time.

Michele sent me!

Anonymous said...

Here from Michele.....and yes, that museum is fabulous....one of my faves!

Anonymous said...

My deepest apologies. Can you tell blogger went insane while I was trying to leave a comment!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful 'capturing the moment' image. Very clever. Gotta love art galleries that display wonderful works! (I actually named my daughter Monet after the great artist hmself!)

Sounds as if you really enjoyed your recent NY trip - I'm very jealous...

Great blog.
I'll be back... (I'm here via Michele today!)

Anonymous said...

I am loving all of your photos. I was in NY about 30 yrs ago so this has been a wonderful refresher. Good luck on your project.