The J. Paul Getty Museum currently holds the traveling exhibition "J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free" organized by the Tate Britain in association with the Getty Museum and the Fine Arts Museum San Francisco. Turner is by far one of my favorites and on Saturday I finally convinced Erik to take me to see this amazing collection of works by the painter with the most acronymic name. The exhibition did not disappoint. In fact, the dimly lit room surrounded by enormous oils and quaint but moving watercolors were so beautifully paired that I got chills at first sight. Unfortunately photography is not allowed in the exhibition so you will just have to take my word for the show's success and perhaps scroll through the website devoted to the exhibition.
Since the Getty is such a serious institution, especially when copyright infringement is involved, I am avoiding posting images of art works alone altogether. Well other than this detail of Van Gogh's Irises, but it's is just a close up. What can I say, I live on the edge. The full paintings you do see here, with yours truly posing like a pondering art snob of course, feature the work of my beloved Cézanne. I could go on and on about this painter and my obsession with his talent but I despise credential bragging and I am confident this post has reached its max word count. Happy Monday!