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Saturday, August 25, 2012

J. Paul Getty Museum, Have You Been?

 I love going to museums and seeing what other artists have created over the course of time.  Often for me, the grounds of a museum are as much an art as the pieces themselves.  We went on a beautiful Fall day. The weather was great and the skies over Los Angeles were clear of the usual smog.  The grounds offer several spots for a picnic lunch where you can view the tremendous gardens full of rich colors and textures.
I found patterns all around.  Don't forget to look up. You might miss something spectacular like designs created by the wired tree sculptures full of Bougainvillea.


There is art all around, inside and out.  
Actually, there are over 3,200 pieces with changing exhibitions as well as a permanent collection. There are paintings from the Impressionists and Expressionists like Van Gogh's, Irises, 1889.  My favorite periods, I love the action.
I like this painting by Sorolla y Bastida, Wounded Foot, 1909. I like how the artist captures the light and movement of the water.  

I thought this giant metal urn was great.  The photo doesn't show all of the detail on it, like the spiders and bugs for example.


 While you wait for the tram to take you to the top, you can view sculptures in the garden.

So, hurry and go check it out.  It's a great experience that you won't want to miss.   We loved it.

You can go onto their website and check for hours etc. They even have educational classes. 

Hope  you enjoy it! 

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