Visit to The Getty
Unknowingly I recently killed two birds with one stone–figuratively, I’m no bird killer. For our last Art 101 assignment we were to visit a reputable museum and write an entry on it, so Greg and I decided to go to The Getty, and in reviewing and updating my 101 list, I saw that The Getty was on there! Awesome! -Winning!- haha
The Getty is an amazing piece of art in itself and I highly recommend visiting if you get a chance. The layout is like a tribute to natural light, honestly it was amazing I am so happy we went on a sunny day. Seriously so amazingly pretty!
The museum sits up on a large hill that overlooks Los Angeles, and it is so amazing. The day was so clear very little smog at all.
I don’t have very many pictures from inside the museum because even though I had my 50mm F/1.8–meaning I could take pictures without flash– I was too afraid to snap away, in a way I felt like I was stealing someone elses art.
I was inspired by the artwork, which caused me to create a lot of my own .
Once back into the museum I got a bit more of a backbone and began to shoot some. These statues, I believe they are called the 3 goddess were some of my favorite. Well pretty much all of the marble sculptures were. I love how the artist was able to take rock and make it flow like cloth.
I mean look at that detail. It is so intricate yet so small. I love it. Honestly breathtaking. Sculpture=amazing.
The Getty allowed me to soak in other forms of art, it inspired me as well as left me in awe. I never considered myself an art person and have never claimed to like the form however it is growing on me.
The museum showcased a lot of paintings all amazing in their own right and they all displayed amazing light tones.
There was also a photography gallery, I was not impressed. It was not my style, not my taste and in all honesty I have taken much better.
I also did not like that they had so much furniture on display–maybe it’s me, but I just didn’t get it.
Here is The Getty from the side.
On our way out around 3pm our handy-dandy GPS took us down this weird street, which lo and behold had a cemetery!!!
I have been dying–pun here–to shoot some b&w cemetary images. I have been so busy that I have not had a chance to edit any, but here are some SOOC shot in monochrome.
Well that was my day.
I really had an amazing time at The Getty and I highly encourage you to go if you get a chace. Open up your eyes to a new perspective.
Posted on May 6, 2011, in 101 in 1001 and tagged Arts, Fine Art, Getty, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Museum, photography, The Getty Museum, The three goddesses, Visual Arts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.