Monday, December 9, 2019

The Last Night Part 1 Met Museum

This exhibit totally blew my mind. It is truly amazing, so much history and detail of the life of Maximilian I. I find it so fantastic we can view items that were used in the 1500's. How lucky are we? If you are a fan of armor, be sure to also view on Netflix, NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight as it is quite interesting how they made these beautiful works of art. I hope you enjoy my photos but please try to see this exhibit if possible. You will not be disappointed! 

Exhibition Overview
The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I examines the profound significance of European armor at the dawn of the Renaissance, through the lens of Emperor Maximilian I's (1459–1519) remarkable life. On view only at The Met, The Last Knight coincides with the five-hundredth anniversary of Maximilian's death, and is the most ambitious North American loan exhibition of European arms and armor in decades. Including 180 objects selected from some thirty public and private collections in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, The Last Knight will explore how Maximilian's unparalleled passion for the trappings and ideals of knighthood served his boundless worldly ambitions, imaginative stratagems, and resolute efforts to forge a lasting personal and family legacy.

This exhibition features many works of art on view outside Europe for the first time, including Maximilian's own sumptuous armors that highlight his patronage of the greatest European armorers of his age, as well as related manuscripts, paintings, sculpture, glass, tapestry, and toys, all of which emphasize the emperor's dynastic ambitions and the centrality of chivalry at the imperial court and beyond.
This horse left everyone speechless! 

Interesting shoes !! 

Maximilian was quite the thin guy, look at that tiny waist ! 

The detail is just amazing! 

I have never seen much gold armor but this one didn't thrill me - I prefer in the silver 

The Last Night
Metropolitan Museum of Art
At The Met Fifth Avenue
OCTOBER 7, 2019–JANUARY 5, 2020

Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Open Seven Days a Week

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