Tag Archives: Cleveland Museum of Art

Wrapped Chair by Christo

OK, when I went to the art museum last year, my friend and I ate at Cafe Provenance, as we always do.  The cashier who checked us out told us that we should check out this chair. I had walked … Continue reading

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Christ Carrying the Cross with St. Simon and St. Veronica from Jacques Dubreoucq’s Workshop

We forget that artists had workshops with a staff of artists and apprentices.  We will never know which one of them carved this image.  We can see St. Simon helping Christ carrying the cross and St. Veronica at the forefront, … Continue reading

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Wade Cup with Animated Script, Iran Seljuk Period

I hadn’t heard of the Seljuk period so I had to look it up.  It was an empire between the 11th and 15th centuries in the Middle East, but it eventually fell to the Ottoman Empire.

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Front Face of a Stela, Maya Style Guatemala

This stela is massive.  It is incredibly impressive.  I can’t remember if they translated the Mayan hieroglyphics on the notes at the museum. However, if you want to see the amazing story of how archaeologists cracked the Mayan written language, … Continue reading

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Seated Guanyin, China

These figures are massive.  They are basically life size.  Sadly the resolution on the image isn’t great.  But that just means you’ll need to come to Cleveland to see it in person.

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Chalice at Cleveland Museum of Art

I don’t know who made this or when.  The church that owned it probably didn’t know either.

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Romaine Lacaux by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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