We spend a wonderful day yesterday, visiting the Getty Museum, a couple of hours drive from our town. It is such a beautiful place! First thing I wanted to do, was to see one of my favorite paintings:
|This was a happy day for Vincent, I think|
Their exhibit for this fall is The Art of Devotion, from the middle ages:
They have this huge altar piece with doors, some of the red paint faded a lot, you can see it only in parts where the doors protected it from light. (This is the poster, the actual piece was hard to picture, no flash allowed and my pics turned out blurry.
I initially wanted a closer look at the angel but then noticed the rest of the scene... ugh.
One thing I always enjoy is paintings of the Madonna and baby. From every painter, any style. I just love them!
This one is probably the oldest I have ever seen, from 1290. Tempera on wood. Isn't it amazing that something painted so long ago is still preserved so well?
And from other collections, some of my favorite painters:
This one is from Cranach the elder, painted in 1526. I like both him and his son's art, they are quite similar, theyr faces are so rounded and pretty