Tag Archives: Getty Center

Outdoor Sculpture @ the Getty

erere.jpgSpiny Top, Curly Bottom // Alexander Calder // painted steel // 1963

White travertine buildings coupled with the Los Angeles skyline provide a unique backdrop for a sculpture garden. Surrounding the Central Garden at the Getty Center is a collection of sculptures by artists such as Robert Adams, Alexander Calder and Barbara Hepworth. Here are a few of my favorites.

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The Jousters // Alexander Calder // painted steel // 1963

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Walking Flower // Fernand Léger // glassed ceramic // designed 1952-1953; cast 1982-1983

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Untitled // Joel Shapiro // copper // 1982 – 1985

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Gandydancer’s Dream // Mark di Suvero // painted steel // 1988

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Figure for Landscape // Barbara Hepworth // bronze // designed 1960; cast 1968

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Delusions of Grandeur // René Magritte // bronze // 1967

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Two // Robert Adams // stainless steel // 1977

The Shimmer of Gold

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Recently on view at The Getty Center was an exhibition glittering with exquisite works. Titled “The Shimmer of Gold: Giovanni di Paolo in Renaissance Siena,” this show explored the style of Sienese artist Giovanni di Paolo with ornate manuscripts and the stunningly gold “Branchini Altarpiece” (1427).

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Woven Gold

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Fancy something elaborate and gold? All you have to do is take a trip to the Getty Center! On view now until May 1 are lavish tapestries of Louis XIV in an exhibition titled Woven Gold. The immense tapestries display a wealth of subjects such as the Triumph of Bacchus and the Chateau of Monceaux / Month of December. This exhibition is pure gold.

Traversing the Globe

FullSizeRsender 22And so the countdown begins! Opening on January 26 at the Getty Center is the manuscript exhibition Traversing the Globe through Illuminated Manuscripts. The show will explore cultural identities and the exchange of ideas between Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Stunning manuscripts will be juxtaposed with three-dimensional objects such textiles and ceramics. The exhibition is a must see—I think you will find it illuminating!