Blogging About Blogging
Awareness of the outside world. It’s weird to see dates of late 2019/early 2020. I can’t help but think, ‘We had no idea …‘
What is out there?
I. The Image
It started with a photo on Twitter.
Oh pretty. Hmmm, I can use that on the blog. How? (Tweet text, #SomethingBeautiful Silver Renaissance horse armor, given as a gift by Emperor Maximilian to Henry VIII. @Ada_Palmer April_14, 2022.) May need to click over for image.
Step one. Find out where it is from.
Thank you. (Tweet text. The Maximilian exhibit at the Met 2 years ago. @Ada_Palmer April_15, 2022)
On to the Met.
There it is.
II. The Search
Hmm. I wonder how much is out there. The Met is huge. NYC is a high-visibility place. I bet a lot of people saw this. I bet a lot of them wrote about it. All links around the time of the exhibit, 2019/2020.
Official website. The Met: The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I. Has an audio guide, a gallery of 180 art works, videos, and lots and lots of text. What you would expect from a museum of the Met’s caliber. Flip-thru of exhibition book by Yale Press, YouTube: The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I by Peter Terjanian.
Most Immersive. YouTube: Adam Savage Tours the MET’s Last Knight Exhibit!. “At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Curator-in-Charge of the MET Department of Arms and Armor Pierre Terjanian takes an absolutely OUT OF HIS MIND Adam Savage through the museum’s historic and fascinating new exhibit: The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I.” Photo gallery from video. Tested: Photo Gallery: The Last Knight Exhibit at The MET.
Most Unexpected. Invitation, USK NYC: SATURDAY: Sketch the Last Knight – NYC Urban Sketchers. Participant artwork. Mary Lynch’s Art: Silver Armor
Hypotheses: Review of the exhibition The Last Knight (October 7, 2019 – January 5, 2020, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) “Martial Culture in Medieval Town, This academic blog aims to explore the relation between the town and the martial culture in the middle ages, based on a research project at the university of Berne”
Worlds of art & literature
Reviews from media outlets. No NYT because paywall.
In an different section of the rabbit hole, my blog post for the crossword tournament was put up on the site.