Thursday Doors – December 11, 2014

This one is from France. It is a 500 year-old hand-carved 5-panel oak door that’s part of the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.



Thanks for looking 🙂

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6 Responses to Thursday Doors – December 11, 2014

  1. This is a DOOR. I’m imagining the person or people who carved it with the hand tools of that era. Skills, we’re talking real skills. 🙂

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  2. NotAPunkRocker says:

    That’s what fascinates me about art in general. 500 years ago, someone worked on this without the tools and tricks we have today. Not only is it still here, but it’s truly beautiful. The details in something like this are why I can go to museums over and over; there’s always a new angle to see or consider.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I hear you, it’s incredible to think about that level of ingenuity with such basic tools, by today’s standards.
      I’m very lucky that my wife finds this stuff as facinating as me. We can wander around and spend countless hours admiring every small detail on pieces like this.
      Any time we visit a new city the first thing we look for is the museums.


  3. I can only imagine the patience and artistry it would have taken to create the designs on the door… Thanks for this shot!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks. I tried to take some close-up pics of the carving détails but the reflections from the protective acrylic panel were giving me fits.
      The only decent shot I could get was to stand back and shoot from this angle, but believe me, the carvings are amazing.

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