Early this morning, clocks sprang forward—bringing a little more daylight with which to admire 5,000 years of art. Whether the hours in your day are feeling interminable or they’re flying by, we hope these works from The Met collection help you take a minute to contemplate the mysteries of time’s passage.
Father Time & Family?
Time Holding a Nude Woman, a Putto at Right. Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, 1696–1770). Pen and brown ink, 8 3/4 x 7 13/16 in. Rogers Fund, 1937 (37.165.31)
Time to Get to Work
Time Rewarding Work and Punishing Laziness. Robert Boissard (French, born ca. 1591). Engraving, 4 3/16 × 5 13/16 in., 16th century. A. Hyatt Mayor Purchase Fund, Marjorie Phelps Starr Bequest, 1986 (1986.1131)
Clock. American. Brass, free-blown colorless and opaque white glass; 10 in. high; ca. 1852. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart P. Feld, 1983 (1983.572)
In (Sur)real Time
The Mirage of Time. Yves Tanguy (American, born France, 1900–1955). Oil on canvas, 39 x 32 in., 1954. George A. Hearn Fund, 1955 (55.95)
Louis XIV, Always on Time
Watch. Jacques Goullons (French, active 1626–1671). Case and dial of enameled gold; hand of steel; movement of brass, partly gilded, and steel; 5.6 cm diameter; ca. 1645–48. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.1244)
Featuring motifs from 20th-century masters including Léger, Mondrian, and Calder, The Met Store’s fun new watches help you keep time with modern flair.