Metropolitan Museum’s Moroccan Court
I can’t imagine another way to bring the art of Morocco into a museum setting other than to have the artisans construct the setting, which is what exactly what the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York did in its new Islamic wing. Now, I have a new reason to visit New York. There’s a video showing the construction of the court that I tried to embed here, but it didn’t work.
The examiner wrote an article about the Moroccan Court including the following information on color symbolism:
- Black and white – good and bad (soul)
- Blue – land
- Green – water
- Honey – air
Hmmm..green is water and blue is land? I’m thinking that’s a typo. But I do like the interpretation of black/white being soul, a balance of good and bad forces.
So what do you think? Would you visit – did you visit – the Moroccan Court in New York?
Also, you can tour the new Islamic Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art online.