Each day this week, MAN will feature the ten artworks most-accessed on five art museum collection websites. Today: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Constantin Brancusi, Bird in Space, 1923
- George Platt Lynes, [Fashion Photograph for Lord & Taylor], 1940
- Valentina, dress, 1940s
- Pablo Picasso, The Frugal Repast, 1904, printed 1913
- Jackson Pollock, Autumn Rhythm (Number 30), 1950
- Marble statue of a kouros, ca. 590-580 BC
- Nicolas Poussin, The Abduction of the Sabine Women, 1633-34
- The Temple of Dendur, ca. 15 BC
- The Unicorn in Captivity, 1495-1505
- Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Harvesters, 1565
Bonus feature: The Met also shared Nos. 11-15 with MAN. I’ll be tweeting those five on Monday, so be sure to follow me here!
(Nota bene: The Met’s ranking is based on traffic over the past eight months. Also, via an interesting note from a Met spokesperson: “[V]iews of a particular work of art can be influenced in a given time period by links from other areas of the Met’s website (such as the Timeline of Art History) or from other sites [such as MAN]. For example, Bird in Space, which appears at the very top of the list I sent in this 8-month time period, was featured prominently in a recent “doodle” on Google’s home page in honor of the artist’s birthday. So these lists may shift somewhat depending on the time period captured.”)