Inspiration at the Getty Museum Los Angeles by da-AL


My honey, me, Angela, and Kim took a tram up to see the Getty Center.

Having family over to visit is an opportunity to see my own city through new eyes. It’s the best kind of stay-cation! We took them to visit the Getty Center (which shouldn’t be confused with the Getty Villa)…

The Getty Center offers amazing views.

The first area we visited was their gardens…

Getty Center gardens with the Getty’s amazing travertine architecture.

What could be better than art featuring a cat lover?…

Portrait of Magdaleine Pinceloup de la Grange by Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, 1747.

And what’s more manly than manly royalty showing off his 64-year-old dancer legs in tights?…

Portrait of Louis XIV by Hyacinthe Rigaud, 1701.

Which is happier do you think — horse or rider?…

Angel of the Citadel by Marino Marini, 1950.

Mercury is a god of things good and bad and everything in between, so it stands to reason that his shadow would be as interesting as he is…

Mercury by Johan Gregor van der Schardt, 1575.

All this art was made me hungry…

Still Life: Tea Set by Jean-Étienne Liotard, 1782.

The sun began to cast long shadows across this Getty fountain — we were inspired to make our own art!…

Our great day at the Getty made us want to dance!…
so we danced…
and danced…
and danced!

It was a perfect way to end the day!…

Sunset at the Getty is spectacular!

What inspires you?

57 thoughts on “Inspiration at the Getty Museum Los Angeles by da-AL

  1. Wonderful post. Looks like a great museum. I love your dancing photos too. Oh, and the shadow of Mercury is indeed interesting! I’ve always thought that Christmas images of the Devil were derived from Pan, who they were determined to demonise, but you have made me think more deeply about this. I love the lady with the cat too. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. We just saw the movie about Getty, that is the story around the abduction of his grandson.
    I agree with some of your above followers that the shadow dancing was the most wonderful part of this post, so original and spontaneous!
    And you know, the tea table still life looked so real, that for a second I thought you really had tea … 🙂 😀

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