Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring Break: Visit With Friends at the Getty

If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you know I’m a fan of The Getty. It’s one of those places you can visit over and over again and never see all it has to offer.  (and it is free!)

So when my dear friend who is visiting from quite far away asked if our families could meet up at The Getty, I jumped at the chance to visit some of my favorite people while surrounded by beauty. 

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We visited the Renaissance building.   After studying the Renaissance for the past few months I was excited to see some of the paintings we’ve studied.    I wasn’t disappointed with the entire gallery of Rembrandt and Rembrandt Workshop paintings.

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Look at the hand!  I can’t imagine being able to paint something this detailed!.

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Head of a Women by Micheal Sweerts looks like a women I might see walking down the street and reminded me that people don’t really change. People are people no matter when they lived.

The pottery surprised me.  For some reason I hadn’t thought about what dishes were used during that time period. 

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This plate was most likely produced for daily use.

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Where as this plate was produced for display.   It shows the Arms of the Vegerio Family. 

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This plate with grotesques, fanciful decoration of animals and fantastical creatures, produced in Venice around 1540 was meant to imitate marble.  

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This plate depicts the kidnapping of Helen of Troy. 

Keep in mind these plates have been around for 500-600 years!  And without a chip on any of them!

The Getty has a neat kids’ exhibit that allows kids to practice what they see throughout the museum.

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And A-M can now claim she has art work hanging at The Getty!

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We enjoyed spending the day at The Getty, but really the best part of the day was spending time with dear friends!  

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Some of my kids and my friend’s, Jen, kids

And my dear, dear friend Jen!

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and her wonderful husband—who was taking the pictures!

Great weather, excellent art, and good friends equals an awesome day!

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  1. What a great field trip. I love Rembrandt's work We are fortunate to visit is art studio in Amsterdam and it was amazing! Loved seeing the kids all doing their own artwork:) Thanks for linking up to the Home school field trip hop and for sharing this great adventure

  2. Loves like an amazing field trip. Makes me want to go draw something. Thanks for sharing

  3. this is great. when i was a kid, i used to love to go to museums, and even better when it was for school and i got to write about it

  4. What a wonderful field trip. I always love going to museums. Thank you for sharing at Happy Family Times!!

  5. I haven't been to the Getty in a while, but seeing this post is inspiring me to get up to LA. The Getty, The Huntington Gardens, The Autry Museum...I need to plan a few days up there to see some of my favorite places.


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