The Guardian has a piece this week on the mysterious orb held by Christ in the Leonardo da Vinci painting currently on view at Christie’s. “Solid glass or crystal, whether shaped like an orb or a lens, produces magnified, inverted, and reversed images,” historian Walter Isaacson says of the image. “Instead, Leonardo painted the orb as if it were a hollow glass bubble that does not refract or distort the light passing through it.”
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Brooklyn, NY 11238
Monday and Tuesday Closed
Wednesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 11am – 6pm
First Saturday of each month 11am – 11pm
Students and Seniors (with ID) : $4
Members and children under 12 with adult : Free
Special pricing applies to school groups and adult group tours. Contact museum for further information.
The Brooklyn Museum houses a permanent collection that includes works that date back to ancient Egyptian. The 4th floor now houses the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, which currently features the long term installation The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago. Other contemporary artists featured are Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, Cindy Sherman and Adrian Piper.