I live just outside of NYC and got to spend some time at the MET yesterday afternoon. I wish I could go there weekly, but life with 3 kids keeps my schedule busy! I thought you all might enjoy looking at the beautiful compositions and brush work of some of the paintings I saw; Here are some gorg Rembrandts, Singer Sargents and others. I noticed a pattern with the Rembrandt portraits that he really only painted one side of the face with detail. The other side is kind of smudged out. Really cool technique to showcase the focal point. I'm sure many of you already knew that, but it was new to me and I only noticed it because I could see all the paintings hung up together. My only complaint is that I could only find one Repin. I wish I could see an entire room full instead of just one!