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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