Saturday, February 26, 2011

Gorgeous Getty Gardens


Well so far, hitting one museum a month is the only New Years resolution I have kept! Last Wednesday my dear friend Amanda and I had a beautiful day at The Getty Center. We met our friend Julian, who is the curator in the department of drawings and prints there for lunch (they have an amazing taco salad there, by they way!) I hadn't seen Julian in over two years so it was great to catch up. After lunch we sat outside in the sunshine -which felt amazing- and had cappuccinos. Then Julian, who is so sweet and generous, brought us copies of his new book Master Drawings Close-Up. It's a book of drawings he put together from the Getty and British Museum collections. It has so much variety, from da Vinci to Redon and Degas. I love it!



After that, Amanda and I headed into Robert Erwin's incredible, ever-changing gardens. We are just getting into spring and it only gets better! As we walked through the garden we talked about how blessed we are to have this beautiful place in our city. The photos do not do it justice and the sky was much bluer than it is on my monitor! Anyway, it was glorious for a couple of hours. We got very lucky that day!






















It was pouring down rain last night and is supposed to rain again this evening so I am extra happy I got in some sunshine and vitamin D! Now, off to study art history. The current chapter is Northern Europe 1400-1500 which I know pretty much nothing about. I find myself taking so many notes from the book that I am practically just copying it over!

Hope you are all having a delightful weekend! Blessings and light!


Little flower- but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all
I should know what God and (woman) is.

~Alfred, Lord Tennyson


18 comments:

Anonymous said...

SO LOVELY, THANKS FOR SHARING.

JUST A GRANNYTHAT LOVES YOUR STUFF.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Well hello dear one! How are you? Going to a 60's bash? HOW FUN....I missed my chance last night to get dressed up as Audrey in a great black dress with a crenlin and black gloves. But I was too tired. My spirit is as young as ever, but after a day of work with 50 students on a Friday, my mind and body were ready for some retreat! HAVE A GREAT TIME AT THE PARTY!!! Anita

Tammie Lee said...

looks like you had a wonderful day and a pretty one too. That art book looks wonderful! Plus I love your friends boots!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

the gardens look like a sensory heaven! Love those umbrella tree things. It always amazes me people who can have visions in gardens like this!

Heather Jacks said...

Looks like a beautiful day and a beautiful place! Thank you for sharing. I love the new profile pic Lucinda!

jane minter said...

the gardens look beautiful lucinda .

Marty said...

this is a wonderful magical garden !
so nice it would be to walk there !
have a nice sunday

Inge said...

What a beautiful day and garden. Thanks for sharing your memories.

mermaid gallery said...

Spring! ...so nice to see some flowers and sunshine about....that period of art history can be a bit .....boring.....

KathyA said...

And by 'hitting' I assume you mean visiting? :)

Those gardens are MAGNIFICENT!!!!

jane said...

taco salads and sunny flowers. sounds perfect!
have a great week!

donna baker said...

I've always wanted to go to the Getty Museum. Didn't know about the gardens.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay..what a powerfully gorgeous post..so much eye candy to enjoy.....thanks Lu..such a colorush of poetry!! Beautiful!
Kiki

Loree said...

Your photos show me spring unfolding as it is slowly doing here too. Our first daffodil opened its petals last Saturday.

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks for the lovely and sweet comments! Busy studying for my classes but I'll be back a.s.a.p.! Big hugs!

Cristina said...

Che parco, mi piace molto il labirinto rosso! Complimenti per le foto e il reportage! Ciao Cri : )

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, one of my favorite places. I felt so fortunate to visit there a few years ago--it's incredible. Those gardens are so unique and the setting so spectacular. Good for you!

Don said...

I was just talking about the Getty today with my wife... time for a visit. Glad you had good weather.