Yesterday, I went to visit the Getty Center in Los Angeles up above the I-405. I have only been there once before and that was about twelve years ago. The architecture of the buildings were definitely a lot more beautiful than I remember, and all the works of art were definitely inspiring. I was expecting to see a much larger garden because there are a lot of species of plants, but the garden was kind of small. I am not really a religious person, so I find religious art to be quite preachy and often times creepy and the Getty Center is FULL of this religious art. But anyways, here are some of my favorite pieces from the museum:
I really like the trams they use.
Sphinx on Scrolls
a French cabinet
Heraldic Panel w/ the Arms of the Eberler Family
This stained glass is amazing and the colors are so vibrant.
Covered Goblet w/ Cupid by Marcus Heiden
This goblet is made of ivory!
Dog and Bear; made of bronze
The Story of Joseph by Biagio D’Antonio
The Calydonian Boar Hunt by Peter Paul Rubens
Shipping in a Calm at Flushing w/ a States General Yacht Firing a Salute by Jan van de Cappelle
Fruit Piece by Jan van Huysum
Angel of the Citadel by Marino Marini
Haha, I found this statue hilarious.
Look how dirty our city is. You can’t even see downtown, but I caught a blimp in the photo!
Market Scene in an Imaginary Oriental Port by Jean-Baptiste Pillement
Portrait of the Marquise de Miramon, née Thérèse Feuillant by James Tissot
Irises by Vincent van Gogh
Van Gogh’s designs are simple, but his use of color is so brilliant.
Portrait of Jeanne Kéfer by Fernand Khnopff