Saturday at the Getty

posted on: 3.30.2015

Apologies for last week's social media silence. My schedule was jam-packed up until Thursday and then after failing to balance my real life with my blog life, I granted myself a break from all things social (including that of the virtual world.) Instead Bear and I treated ourselves with a weekend of relaxation and a few activities of my choice interspersed. What activities did I choose? Well beach walks and an art museum obviously.

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 C├ęzanne. 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!


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  2. Great photos! Got to love stripes. <3


  3. Want to know something funny? I can't draw to save my life and I am one of the least creative person you'll ever meet however, I honestly love and appreciate these sort of arts. There something so captivating and beautiful in them. I don't understand modern arts though as I find them to be a little cold.

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  4. I love the Getty!! And yes-I've gotten in trouble for taking pictures :(

  5. So cute! I love these photos of you! Looking adorable, as always! XO


  6. Beautiful photos! Looks like it was a nice, relaxing Saturday!

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  8. This sounds like a great Saturday!
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  9. Hey girl! I need to get myself to the Getty... seriously. The last time I was there was 10 years ago?! These are really great photos and I'm sure as an artist you can appreciate the artwork even more! :)

  10. Oh I bet you had such an amazing time!! I love going to art galleries!! Happy Monday!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  11. When things get busy it's so nice taking a break from social media, so I totally understand you! Hope you've gotten to relax a little. I really need to visit more art museums and galleries, such a fun activity and great way to get inspired. :)

  12. Aw, you two are so cute and adorable! :) Love your striped top too! Perfect for sightseeing art!
    xo Erin

  13. I love checking out museums and artwork, even though I don't understand them sometimes hehe. Does this mean that you won't be posting your artwork anymore?? :(


    1. Oh no! I just didn't want to post the Getty's copyrighted collection. My work will continue to appear on Fridays :).

  14. Very cute pictures!! X

  15. Lovely place
    I love to go to some art museum too

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  16. No worries girl, we all need to unplug. I absolutely loved this post. Just look at all of that amazing art. It looks like you guys had the best time. Beautiful post.

    Kay of Pure & Complex

  17. It must have been a wonderful exhibition! It's important to sometimes take a break from social media and blogging :)

    Bella Pummarola