Monday, July 27, 2009

A trip to the Getty

A Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros, Adolphe William Bouguereau (top)
Irises, Vincent Van Gogh (bottom)

Our trip to a family reunion in Camarillo, California included a quick trip to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. It was fabulous! We experienced Irises, the most breathtaking of Vincent Van Gogh's iris paintings, along with other Impressionist works by Monet, Degas and Cezanne. Since we had limited time, all we took in was the Painting wing.
I've been reading about Adolphe William Bouguereau, but had no idea I'd walk right into the French Renaissance room and come face to face with A Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros! Seeing it up close reinforced what I'd read, Bouguereau was a master at flesh. Awesome.

The Getty allows photography as long as you don't use a flash, so I was able to capture some painting images, as well as the fabulous architecture and surrounding vistas. Here's my photo set, or watch the slide show. Enjoy!

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