Ancient Minoa: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ancient Minoan art at The Met in New York

On a recent excursion to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, I fell madly in love with these watercolor reproductions of the ancient Minoan Frescoes of Knossos. The detailed ornamentation and patchwork scenery have a folky vibe that I swoon for, and offer a ton of inspiration for artists and surface designers. I could easily picture these motifs on a set of dishes over at a place like Anthropolgie, wouldn’t you agree? To learn more about this special exhibition from the Greek Bronze Age, visit The Met’s official page here.

Ancient Minoan art at The Met in New York
Ancient Minoan art at The Met in New York
Ancient Minoan art at The Met in New York
Ancient Minoan art at The Met in New York
Ancient Minoan art at The Met in New York
Ancient Minoan art at The Met in New York

Reproduction of the Bull Leapers fresco.
Reproduction of the Saffron Gatherers fresco.
Reproduction of the Blue Bird fresco.
Reproduction of a fresco with a monkey, rocks and flowers.
Reproduction of a fresco with a Griffin.
All images by Aaryn West Surface Design Studio

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Inspiration
21 Jan 2012