Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sculpture and the Islamic Art Galleries at the Met

History's Hands is a great article in the New York Times, 3/20/2011.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is creating a new 14th Century courtyard to frame the Islamic Art Galleries. They brought in a team of Moraccan craftsmen who worked on site creating a 14th-century Islamic fantasia covered with elaborate carvings, mosaics, and ornamental plaster work. 
photo by Ruth Fremson for the NY Times article.

Slide show from the NY Times.

Arranging tiny glazed tiles, face down before bonding them all together.
              To view the NY Times video of the installation click here.

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