I love museums. I love seeing something that is hundreds of years old, and famous, right before me…. a piece of living history, the real thing. It’s always slightly surreal.
My sister and I, and our girls, took My mom to the Getty Museum this Tuesday for her birthday. What a gift for ALL of us! It was a wonderful day.
We saw beautiful sculpture
I thought this was beautiful, and wondered what it’s “story” was.
This guy, Vexed Man, was just amusing :o)
I’d love to show you the picture where there girls are making matching faces, but they’re too embarrassed. Not too embarrassed to make faces and take pictures in a museum full of people mind you… but just too embarrassed for me to show it here! (cheater hint… you can see it here, don’t tell them I told you)
And, the manuscripts were beautiful. Here’s a different take on the Ascension… I’ve never seen it depicted this way… with just Christ’s feet sticking out of the clouds as he is taken up!
This was one of my favorites. I was really moved by this painting of Penitent Magdalene. There is such emotion in her tear-stained face. It was really beautiful.
I loved this painting of Mary, Jesus, and John the Baptist. For some reason, it gave me joy to think of the two babies growing up together. As important as Elizabeth and Mary were to each other, I’m sure they did – I just never pictured it.
Nor did I picture angels with such colorful wings!
Silly me – I don’t have enough imagination to assume they ever had anything but white wings. This, among MANY other reasons, is why I’m not an artist. I look and admire, I do not imagine ;o)
The gardens were beautiful. (I tried to channel my favorite Donna when I took this one :o)
But, I’m sure you can guess my favorite… This guy
Ahh, the Monets… to beautiful for words.
But, this is one of my favorites…. I was snapping a picture of myself for y’all, to prove I was there, and after I took it my daughter says, “Did you see me?” I totally had not! (I was probably too busy making sure I was sucking in my gut and trying to capture the least amount of chins!) Isn’t she cute, though? – My little 2nd head :o)
And, since you can’t sum up thousands of pieces of priceless art in the 100’s of pictures I took, and the few I can show here…. here’s a collage of a few more.
If you’re anywhere near the Getty Center you really should go – and, It’s FREE!