Sketch New Exhibit: Silla - Korea's Golden Kingdom at the Met

Sketch with a smaller, friendly group of accomplished artists and enthusiastic beginners. Meet at the exhibit.  We will sketch and discuss our work in a supportive setting. Then, for those who feel like it, we'll get tea and snacks at one of the Met's cafe's.  

From The Metropolitan Museum of Art Website:

In the ancient world, the Korean kingdom of Silla (57 B.C.–A.D. 935) was renowned as a country of gold. Through nearly 100 spectacular objects created between A.D. 400 and 800—Silla's seminal period—the landmark exhibition Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom presents the remarkable artistic achievements of a small kingdom that rose to prominence, embraced cosmopolitanism, and eventually gained control over much of the Korean peninsula. The exhibition is the first in the West to focus exclusively on the arts of Silla. Among the highlights are exquisite regalia discovered from the tombs of royalty and the elite; unique treasures made in places between China and the Mediterranean and preserved in Korea; and Buddhist icons and reliquaries reinterpreting pan-Asian styles with native aesthetics.

The exhibition features several designated National Treasures and many works with few parallels outside of Korea. Of special interest is a graceful and charming gilt-bronze sculpture of a bodhisattva in pensive pose, known as National Treasure 83, one of the most celebrated and beloved works in Korean art history.

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  • Rochelle G.

    I enjoyed the drawing, the exibit and the company. It was great to see the work of the other sketcher. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed meeting new people. Hope to see you again.

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • Pam

    Special thanks to Rajya for solving the sideways-appearing photo problem!

    November 11, 2013

  • Kitty Y.

    I get to draw what I chose and enjoyed the process. It was also very nice discussing everybody's work and life. I enjoyed my time with the group. I look forward to the next meet up.

    November 10, 2013

    • Pam

      Very nice talking and sketching with you too. Please bring any new portraits you've done next time you come. They are very good.

      November 10, 2013

  • Victoria

    Sorry, won't be able to make it today

    November 10, 2013

    • Pam

      Maybe next time.

      November 10, 2013

  • Susan E.

    Pam So disappointed. Sick. Won't be able to come today. Catch-up with you next month. Hope you all have a great day!

    November 10, 2013

    • Pam

      Hi Susan. Something's going around--I had a bad cold recently. Hope to see you soon.

      November 10, 2013

  • Pam

    BEAUTIFUL EXHIBIT GREAT GROUP.

    November 10, 2013

  • Kitty Y.

    So are we meeting inside the silla exhibit? Or outside of the museum?

    November 9, 2013

    • Pam

      We are meeing inside the exhibit. Look for me or Rochelle. She looks a bit like me. We are both a little older, 5'4" with glasses.

      November 9, 2013

    • Kitty Y.

      Thanks Pam!

      November 9, 2013

  • Victoria

    Hi everyone! Can you tell me how long do you usually sketch? A couple of hours?

    November 7, 2013

    • Pam

      We usually have two hour long drawing sessions. We show each other the work and talk. It also takes a few minutes to get started. So the whole event is about two and a half hours or a bit more . Coffee, looking at exhibits after is fun bot optional!

      November 7, 2013

    • Victoria

      Thanks!

      November 9, 2013

  • Huan w

    First sketch meetup, look forward to meet ya all!

    November 8, 2013

    • Pam

      Looking forward to sketching with you and everyone!

      November 8, 2013

  • Rajya

    Thanks, Pam.

    November 8, 2013

  • Rajya

    Hi Everyone! I look forward to joining the Sunday Sketch at the Met.

    November 8, 2013

    • Pam

      Welcome Rajya!

      November 8, 2013

  • Pam

    Welcome Jerry and Victoria! Kitty Yu, the Balthus exhibit looks interesting. Maybe some of us will catch the show before or after our sketch event.

    November 5, 2013

    • Kitty Y.

      Okay. I am happy that I can draw again on Sunday.

      November 8, 2013

    • Kitty Y.

      Okay. I am happy that I can draw again on Sunday.

      November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I'll need to work this Sunday.

    November 6, 2013

  • Kitty Y.

    Hi Pam. I was in the metropolitan museum of art yesterday watching baltus's girls and cats but I was too early for silla. I can't wait to see some Korean work and meet everyone going.

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Pam

    Welcome to Kitty Yu, Zeph and PinW! I'm looking forward to sketching with you all.

    November 3, 2013

  • Pam

    Looking forward to sketching with Sandra, Susan and Rochelle again. Welcome Shannon!

    October 13, 2013

  • Susan E.

    Looking forward to drawing with everyone again!

    October 12, 2013

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