Friday, February 11, 2011

Boston Museum Of Fine Arts

Boston is a city which is full of history.
For most of the people it reminds of England. Most of the buildings are constructed in the English style.
Its famous for some of  the oldest Churches in America. The street names and building names are all of British style. Its also the place where British first arrived and settled.

Boston's museum of fine arts is one of the finest museums. It took 2 days for us to cover the entire arts museum. Some of the artifacts are amazing. I'll show few of the snaps here.

 MFA building...
 Various harps collected over centuries... they are just beautiful.... i have seen people playing harps only in olden movies.
 This huge statue of pharoh reminded me of "The Mummy" movie. Its carved out in marble and it is magnificent.
 The above  are the boxes which hold mummies in the Egypt. The paintings on the box depict the history of the person dead. Also it conveys a lot about the Egyptian kingdom and its people.

 I just loved this libation bowl made out of gold. It should be easily weighing 100-150grams. Its dated to 7th century BC. Its just beautiful. Click on the picture to know about the history of the bowl.

 The above statue is made of marble and its the story about a prostitute.

The black granite sculpture is a very famous one describing the massacre.

 I m not sure of the importance of the above artifact. But its a beak holding the moon.

This belongs to the modern art. Its the cow made from the scrap iron wire. If you carefully observe, one of is leg is missing. Its strange though.
 Thats it for the museum. There are about 1000 pics that we took in the arts museum in two days. I couldnt accommodate all of them though. I will try to cover some of the other significant ones in the next post.
But for now...the above ones should be enough to give an idea of the museum :)

PS: If you are living somewhere near to Boston, visit the museum for sure. Its a nice place for art lovers.


1 comment:

scott davidson said...

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee,
The image can be seen at who can supply you with a canvas print of it.