I would like to thank everyone who came out for the Art History Channel (AHC) Meetup at the Getty Center Museum on Sept 10, 2016. Below are some photos from the exhibitions and our talk with Getty docent, Mr. Gorman Bentley. Link to view the AHC Getty Center Meetup details HERE.
Be sure to join us for the next installment of the AHC Meetup at the Norton Simon Museum on Saturday, Nov 5th. See details on Meetup.com HERE.
So Cool! we were joined by Getty Center docent, Gorman Bentley and he walked through a tour of some of his favorite works. Thank You Gorman!
The Baroque wing at the Getty, I think South building
Amazing new find….this is a study on one of Théodore Géricault’s most famous painting, The Raft of the Medusa, made in 1819. .
Art History Channel Meetup – Sept 10th – Getty Center
Part of my Art History Channel Meetup group at the Getty Center, Sept 10th
“This portrait was made as a study for Théodore Géricault’s most famous painting, The Raft of the Medusa, made in 1819 and now in the Louvre. In a clear case of ineptitude, the ship named Medusa foundered in the sea off the coast of Africa in 1816. A raft with 140 passengers drifted for thirteen days before being rescued; only fifteen people survived. In preparation for his disturbing and controversial painting of the incident, Géricault made many studies from life, like this one, to achieve a sense of realism and specificity.” Getty website
Rembrandt’s “Girl Wearing a Gold Trimmed Cloak,” 1632. Maybe the most impressive Rembrandt I’ve ever seen up close. She glowed.