Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Getty

I love art, so does Amanda, so for Veteran's Day, I had both school and work off and Amanda got work off for the day, so we went and had some fun. Our day was filled with breakfast at Casa Jimenez, a quick trip to the new Used Bookstore right next to Casa J, after which we headed off for the main event of the day The Getty in LA. We stayed there and enjoyed the beauty for a few hours then headed back to Ontario to hit up Re-Mart (great deals) and Mervyn's (crappy store, no wonder they went bankrupt), after which we got dinner at Applebee's, dessert from Handel's Ice Cream, and a nice movie to cuddle up to afterwards. What a great day. Here are a few images from what we saw...

Us outside the Getty in the middle of our trip

This is the top of a waterfall that overlooks the beautiful gardens there, I like this shot (and had to stand on top of a water rim to get it)

"Van Tromp, Going About to Please His Masters"
A beautiful landscape by Joseph William Turner, 1844, Oil on Canvas
"Wheatstacks, Snow Effect, Morning"
By Claude Monet, 1891, Oil on Canvas
"The Portal of Rouen Cathedral in Morning Light"
By Claude Monet, 1894, Oil on Canvas

"The Bridge Over Water Lily Pond"
By Claude Monet,

"Bust of Winter"
By Paul Heermann, 1700-1733, Marble
"An Old Man in Military Costume"
By Rembrandt Harmensz, van Rijn
"Moonlit Landscape With a View a View of the New Amstel River and Castle Kostverloren"
By Aert van der Neer, 1647, Oil on Panel

"A Panoramic Landscape"
By Philips Koninck, 1665, Oil on Canvas
"The Entombment"
By Peter Paul Rubens, about 1612, Oil on Canvas
"Dancer Taking a Bow (The Prima Ballerina)"
By Edgar Degas, about 1877, Pastel and gouache on paper

I loved the fountain in the following pictures and took a lot of pictures of it...
This is the sunset at the end of the day, Montclair Plaza

What a beautiful day, hope you enjoyed this blog!


The Watts said...

So like Scott are you taking up painting like your dad? He has a true gift and it would be awesome if he passed it on to you!

Amanda said...

I took a class in college that forced me to go to some art museums in LA, but now I would go back by choice. What a fun day!

T.J. Shelby said...

Looks like it was a fun day!

Jodi Jean said...

i'm jealous ... it sounds like a fabulous day! i haven't been to casa j in FOREVER, maybe i'll have to convice robby to go on saturday.

the getty is so great, i could spend days there.

Heidi Broberg said...

We love the Getty too...and get it in before you have kids. We found out the hard way that when you take your 1.5 year old and they discover their screams echo very well in a beautiful museum, not everyone finds that as amusing as others.

Nicole Shelby said...

i've never been to the getty...but i understand that it's amazing. jealous!

Heidi Maloy said...

Looks like a fabulous day- we haven't been to the Getty in years (I think before the kids?) Looks like fun... thanks for sharing!