Getty Center “London Calling”

On Sunday I visited the J. Paul Getty Museum to catch their “London Calling” and “The Shimmer of Gold” exhibits. They were awesome!

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Lucien Freud’s “Girl With A Kitten” 1947, adorns the entrance to the “London Calling” exhibit.
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His infamous “Girl with a Dog” 1950-51. What an amazing painting. This is the second time I’ve seen it. How lucky am I?
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“Bruce Bernard Seated”, 1996.
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Detail of Bruce Bernard’s hand, look at the awesome brush strokes.
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So my graphic design pet peeves are ligatures. Apparently they were hand-lettering ligatures in Italy during the 1400s. This is suppose to be a ligature of “ffi”. This is part of the “All That Glitters” exhibit.
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The Coronation of the Virgin, 1420. Tempera and gold leaf on panel.
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The Ascension, completed about 1431. Designed by Lorenzo Monaco and completed by Zanobi di Benedetto Strozzi and Battista di Biagio Sanguini, tempera and gold on parchment.

 

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2016 Pomona Chalk Festival

Last Saturday I participated in this year’s Pomona Chalk Festival. The them was “My Favorite Book”. I recently received this wonderful book titled “Latinx Comic Book Storytelling” in the mail from the author Frederick Luis Aldama and it has the cover art of one of my favorite cartoonist of all time, Jaime Hernandez so I decided to chalk it!

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“Latinx Comic Book Storytelling” cover art by Jaime Hernandez.
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Making progress on my chalk square…
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My finished square, I hope I did Jaime Hernandez justice, Love and Rockets Forever!
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Renaissance Moment at Norton Simon

Last week I visited the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena to look at the Renaissance art in their permanent collection. It’s nice to know that you don’t have to fly all the way to Florence, Italy to see work that was painted by Renaissance masters. They have a lovely collection and these are just a few of my favorites.

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Saint Francis in Prayer by Francisco de Zurburan 1638-39.

 

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St. Cecilia by Guido Reni, 1606.
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Madonna and Child with Adoring Angel by Sandro Filipepi (Botticelli), 1468.
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Madonna and Child with Book by Raffaello Sanzio (Raphael), 1502 – 03.
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Coronation of the Virgin Altarpiece by Guariento di Arpo, 1344.
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