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"XS" Exhibition At Metropolitan Museum Of Art (PHOTOS)

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Oftentimes exhibitions are organized around artist, movement, location or theme. But rarely have we seen one organized around size. (Excluding Shaq's "Size DOES Matter" show, of course.) But an exhibition entitled "XS" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art scores one for the little guy.

The exhibition features 50 tiny works of art spanning 1890 to 2010. Most of the pieces are usually kept in storage because of their diminutive size, so it's a treat to finally be able to see these works by Matisse, Klee, Warhol and other notable artists.

Though we often analyze every last detail of a work of art, sometimes we overlook the ramifications of a work's size. We recommend checking out this rare exhibition and exploring how size affects meaning; some works are as small as 2 1/2 x 2 inches and feature astoundingly precise detail. (We also recommend going and pretending to be a giant.)

"XS" will show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until April 15.

Check out a slideshow of some of the works. Some objects may be smaller than they appear!

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