Friday, December 17, 2010
the Getty, winter 2010
My first visit to the Getty Museum in LA. It was cold and wet so I pretty much had the gardens to myself - even in winter they were just stunning. Center top is 'Delusions of Grandeur' by Magritte with 'Torso of Dina' by Maillol behind it. Top right is the commissioned sculpture 'That Profile' by Martin Puryear.
Some works inside which caught my attention were: 'Venus' by Nollekens, 'Arii Matamoe (The Royal End)' by Gauguin and 'Bust of Juliette Recamier' by Chinard.
There were also some great photography shows which I wasn't able to document - Felice Beato images from East Asia in the 1800s, and work by contemporary Chinese photographers.