Perspectives Art Explained

This small clay figure expresses an artist's emotional family story

May 1, 2013 2 MINUTES
"What may initially look like a few blobs upon contemplation turns into be a family story."

Curator Jim Draper on a sculpture by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

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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. Each episode is interpreted by a Museum photographer.

Photography by Peter Zeray

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