Our trio drove to The Getty with the aim to spend the entire day looking at art and having a leisurely lunch at The Restaurant. Mission accomplished, my friends, mission accomplished.
|A relatively clear day in Los Angeles|
|Late afternoon at The Getty|
|Jared, from the Ancestors of Christ Windows, Canterbury Cathedral, England 1178-1180 (Getty postcard)|
|The Fall, illuminated manuscript from St. Albans, England, about 1130 (Getty postcard)|
No day out at The Getty would be complete without spending a little bit of time outside. The outdoors is just as inviting as the indoors, and the hilltop setting practically begs you to admire the views of Los Angeles from above. Plus, being LA, there is pretty much perpetual sunshine.
|James and Ryan|
|Me, Myself and Ryan|
|Santa Maria della Salute in Palazzo Bedroom. Venice, Italy, 2006 by Abelardo Morell|
Abelardo Morell also used this sort of process to take out into the landscape to create his "Tent Camera" series. This time, the camera obscura image appears on the ground, and that is what's photographed. These images were some of my favorites from the entire day - I loved how the ground added texture to the image of the landscape, and how the landscape became a part of the ground and vice versa. So thank you, Getty, Art Institute of Chicago and High Museum of Art in Atlanta for putting together this exhibition!
|Tent-Camera Image on Ground: View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Battery Yates, by Abelardo Morell|
Happy New Year! May 2014 be a year filled with happiness and adventure for all!