This lists the ten most-accessed artworks - starting with the Metropolitan Museum of Art (see end)
Now it looks to me like a request was made for information and that information was supplied. Albeit based on traffic for the last eight months. It was also recognised that it might be distorted due to an object being highlighted elsewhere.
I sat and thought for a bit and then decided to see if I could find a way to replicate the listing via another means - which I did!
What follows are links to the top five webpages on the Metropolitan Museum of Art website (excluding the routine) in recent months across different dimensions of the museum's activities.
Top Five Collections
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.About the Met
Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue (from 80th to 84th Streets). Nearly five million people visit the Museum each year.
- Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - which for me is one of the highlights of art history on the Internet. It's an invaluable resource and has amazing contents which can keep me occupied for hours at a time!
- Works of Art - The Cloisters (Medieval art)
- Works of Art the Costume Institute
- The Art of Ancient Egypt
- The Unicorn Tapestries
Top Five Artists
Interesting to see who pop up as the top artist!
|Poppies, Isles of Shoals by Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935)|
Pastel on paper; 9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm) ca. 1890
- The Glory of Byzantium
- Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambú April 27, 2010–October 31, 2010
- Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans September 22, 2009–January 3, 2010
- Vermeer's Masterpiece The Milkmaid September 10, 2009–November 29, 2009
- Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective May 20, 2009–August 16, 2009
- Superheroes - Fashion and Fantasy
- The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion May 6, 2009–August 9, 2009
- American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity May 5, 2010–August 15, 2010
- Charles Frederick Worth (1826–1895) and The House of Worth
There's an astonishingly diverse and eclectic range of items which rank as most popular
- "Mondrian" day dress, Source: Yves Saint Laurent: "Mondrian" day dress (C.I.69.23) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- The Frank Lloyd Wright Room Source: Frank Lloyd Wright: Living room from the Little House, Wayzata, Minnesota (1972.60.1) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Leap into the Void, 1960 Yves Klein (French, 1928–1962); Harry Shunk (German, 1924–2006); Janos Kender (Hungarian, 1937–1983) Source: Leap into the Void (1992.5112) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Journey of the Prophet Muhammad; Leaf from a copy of the Majmac al-tawarikh (Compendium of Histories), ca. 1425; Timurid Source: | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- L'Arlésienne: Madame Joseph-Michel Ginoux (née Marie Julien, 1848–1911), 1888–89
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890) Source: Vincent van Gogh: L'Arlésienne: Madame Joseph-Michel Ginoux (née Marie Julien, 1848–1911) (51.112.3) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
It's fascinating because the list is not the same as supplied in Modern Art Notes - which is as follows.
- Constantin Brancusi, Bird in Space, 1923
- George Platt Lynes, [Fashion Photograph for Lord & Taylor], 1940
- Valentina, dress, 1940s
- Pablo Picasso, The Frugal Repast, 1904, printed 1913
- Jackson Pollock, Autumn Rhythm (Number 30), 1950
- Marble statue of a kouros, ca. 590-580 BC
- Nicolas Poussin, The Abduction of the Sabine Women, 1633-34
- The Temple of Dendur, ca. 15 BC
- The Unicorn in Captivity, 1495-1505
- Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Harvesters, 1565
The Guggenheim decided as a result of the above post to give people a taster of what their top ten artworks are on their Facebook page! See Top 10 Most Visited Works on Guggenheim.org
Are there any surprises for anybody?