Because the 13th century can't even.
Some weird things went on in one of the few spaces where medieval artists had creative freedom.
As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.
The Cloisters is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art given over to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. With a collection of over 2,000 medieval pieces, the museum's structure is itself part of the exhibit.
Gargoyles on Freiburg Cathedral, Freiburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, Europe. (Getty Images) Bizarre, grotesque and just
Our conversation covered a wide range of topics and as we stopped before pieces that caught our eyes, we were treated to Janetta's encyclopedic knowledge of all things medieval.
"Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages" will be on view from September 3, 2013 until March 2, 2014 at the Getty
Included among the masterpieces will be the Hours of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, one of the greatest of all illuminated
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Getting moved around doesn't happen only to paintings. Many crucifixes that once belonged to churches now hang in front of the "neutral" white walls of museums, along with easel paintings and other things.