Perspectives Art Explained

Why do some call this table seductive?

Oct 9, 2013 2 MINUTES
"This furniture allowed you to move in certain ways that might be seductive."

Curator Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide on a mechanical table by Jean-François Oeben.

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world.

Photography by Joseph Coscia, Jr.

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