sStates of Mind: Emaciated Horse

Emaciated Horse and Rider, India, c. 1625. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1944. Symbols of bodily desire in Sufi imagery, horses are often shown starved and beaten.

sStates of Mind: Whipple

Hypnotist and his patients, c. 1845. Photograph by John Adams Whipple. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005.

sStates of Mind: Rosa

Self-Portrait, by Salvator Rosa, c. 1647. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Mary L. Harrison, 1921.

sStates of Mind: Preti

Pilate Washing His Hands, by Mattia Preti, 1663. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, gift of J. Pierpont Morgan and bequest of Helena W. Charlton, by exchange, Gwynne Andrews, Marquand, Rogers, Victor Wilbour Memorial, and the Alfred N. Punnett Endowment Funds, and funds given or bequeathed by friends of the Museum, 1978.

sStates of Mind: Von Stuck

Inferno, by Franz von Stuck, 1908. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, bequest of Julia W. Emmons, by exchange; Walter and Leonore Annenberg Acquisitions Endowment Fund; Charles Hack and the Hearn Family Trust and Mugrabi Family Gifts; Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; Pfeiffer Fund; Theodocia and Joseph Arkus and several members of the Chairman’s Council Gifts, 2017.

December 07, 2017

What Fads Go Up…

2017:

Internet resident pays $117,712 for a virtual kitty.

c. 1637:

Dutch resident (allegedly) trades twelve fat sheep for one sexy tulip root.

David N. Schwartz

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