Featured Gallery: Masters of the Metropolitan
We’re so excited to announce a new gallery called “Masters of the Metropolitan”! Key facts: you can stream it now on Roku and Apple TV, it features over 60 masterpieces from the Met Museum’s collection, and is one of our new favorite galleries. “Masters of the Metropolitan” includes works by Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Georges Seurat, and more. Keep reading for a few of our favorite paintings from the gallery.
The painting above by Chaim Soutine was painting during a time in the 1920s that he spent in the French mountain village of Cagnes. The blue, green, and earthy colors illustrate the calm atmosphere of the area near the French Riviera. The swirling brushwork gives the village a imaginary, dreamlike quality. Other paintings in the gallery include My Bunkie by American painter Charles Schreyvogel, who painted scenes of the American west that struck a balance between real and fantasy. My Bunkie is a depiction of a story told to him by a veteran frontiersman he met in Colorado.
Porte de la Reine at Aigues-Mortes by Jean-Frédéric Bazille was painted in the city outside Montpellier during a time when Bazille had challenged himself to paint eight “absolutely simple” landscapes of the city and its surroundings. And finally, At the Seaside is a painting typical of those that Chase painted while teaching at an art summer school on Land Island in the 1890s (also, doesn’t that beach scene look perfect right now?).
You can stream “Masters of the Metropolitan”, as well as that of all our other favorite galleries, on Apple TV and Roku. Learn more HERE.