Two Cats, John Singer Sargant

The Painter Goblin Visits The Met’s Top-Ten

Inspired by a Creative Commons (CC) blog the Painter Goblin decided to tackle the top-ten visual artworks at The Met Museum (July 2017).

The blog discusses how folks are using CC search to find works held at The Met. The Painter Goblin has been using Wikidata to similar effect – an exploration – a technique grounded in happenstance to discover and understand art held in the fantastic list of institutions that make it available on the Wikidata/Wikimedia service. With little exception, The Painter Goblin cannot replace the original works but hopes that visually interesting/stunning remixes when they appear inspire others to indulge in their own discovery and works of creation.

Let’s see what our elusive basement goblin did with the top-ten listed above… Enjoy!

1. “Wheat Field with Cypresses” by Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise) via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0

2. “Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat (obverse: The Potato Peeler)” by Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise) via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0

3. “Coronation of the Virgin” by Paris, France (?), France, probably Paris via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0

Coronation of The Virgin. Paris, France

4. “291 – Picasso-Braque Exhibition” by Alfred Stieglitz (American, Hoboken, New Jersey 1864–1946 New York) via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0

Picasso Braque

5. “France” by Utagawa Yoshikazu (Japanese, active ca. 1850–1870), Japan via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0

France Woodblock. Yoshikazu

6. “Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies” by Claude Monet (French, Paris 1840–1926 Giverny) via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0

7. “Cypresses” by Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise)via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0

8. “Washington Crossing the Delaware” by Emanuel Leutze (American, Schwäbisch Gmünd 1816–1868 Washington, D.C.) via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0

9. “Camille Monet (1847–1879) on a Garden Bench” by Claude Monet (French, Paris 1840–1926 Giverny) via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0

10. “Young Woman with a Water Pitcher” by Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, Delft 1632–1675 Delft) via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0

Escape to New York

The Painter Goblin escaped to The Met back in June… they posted some highlights. Where will they turn up next???!!! Who knows…

* Cover Image: Two Cats, John Singer Sargant. CA. 1880. http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/12272

This blog continues a series on The Painter Goblin’s work and remixes; the others can be found here, http://exponentialdecay.co.uk/blog/tag/the-painter-goblin/

For more on the benefits of opening your collection to the wider public through creative commons licensing, see this blog on The Metropolitan Museum’s learning from the past year of their collection being available like this.