The Getty // Part I

9:39 AM


Hello, hello! Currently wrapped up in my hoodie and blanket whilst writing this because LA has been super duper cold these past few days. Still is, and while I quite love it because it's been a while since I've been in cold weather, I've finally been hit by the flu, which is hitting me in the gut. Alas, this post is allll about my visit to The Getty Center last Thursday! Going to split it into two posts as I took too many pictures whilst I was there (oops!). I hope you don't mind that. This is going to be a photo diary post, so more pictures, less rambles from moi. :P

But before going on with the pictures, let me tell you a little bit about the museum! 

First of all, it's free admission, so you should definitely visit The Getty if you ever find yourself in LA. The paintings, sculptures and other things artsy, is all so beautiful and straight out of Heaven (well, not really). I felt like I was in Europe for a second there! I will definitely come back in the future, fo sho'. They also have another site called The Getty Villa located in Pacific Palisades that I'm hoping (fingers crossed) to visit before I leave! Plus, the view from the museum ain't too bad!

Madonna & Child with a Male Saint, Catherine of Alexandria and a Donor / Artist: Michelangelo di Pietro Membrini (Italian) / Date: around 1500
Portrait of a Woman with a Book of Music / Artist: Bacchiaccha (Italian 1494-1557) / Date: around 1540-1545
A Wooded Landscape with Travelers on a path through a Hamlet / Artist: Meindert Hobbema (1638-1709), Abraham Storck (1644-1708) / Date; around 1665
Portrait of a Young Man in a Military Costume / Artist: Bartholomeus van der Helst (Dutch, 1613-1670) / Date: 1650
I'm not even joking, but I have a teeny tiny crush on this dude that lived four centuries ago. Crazy! Doesn't he remind you a little bit of Heath Ledger though? And you know what a babe Heath was. ❤︎

Portrait of Louis XIV / Artist: after Hyacinthe Rigraud (1659-1743) / Date: after 1701
Funnily enough, I've seen this painting in France before. I'm pretty sure it was in Versailles. When I saw this, I was sure that this was just a replica of the original painting, but now I'm not so sure!
Bacchante with an Ape / Artist: Hendrick ter Brugghen (Dutch, 1588-1629) / Date: 1627
Medallion of Louis XIV 
Portrait of a Young Man / Artist: Unknown maker (15th century) / Date: 2nd half of 15th century 
Charles de Saint-Albin, Archbishop of Cambrai / Artist: Hyacinthe Rigaud (French 1659-1743) / Date: 1723

I can definitely pictures myself having a cuppa or reading a book in one of these rooms. Just look at how gorgeous they are!

Anyways, that's the end of Part I of The Getty from moi. Stay tuned for Part II in the next couple of days! x

Address:
1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049 
Closed on Mondays

Much love, Ashley xx


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46 comments

  1. Amazing photos! Great post!
    Xoxo,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  2. Cold LA? I wouldn't think that it would get so cold there :) View isn't bad, a good place to have a nice drink and enjoy the good weather. All those paintings and frames are amazing!

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Seriously! Very strange indeed as LA's always hot all year round. Yes, a great place to relax in! x

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  3. Wonderful photos ! :)
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  4. Looks amazing! Great post babe xx

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  5. You're so lucky to have been to LA! It's on my travel bucketlist!
    Aleeha xXx
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    1. You have to go here at least once in your life. xx

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  6. Ah, beautiful. If I ever get around to visiting LA I would love to give it a visit! It looks stunning. Thankyou for sharing ^_^

    Katie // Words By Katie

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    1. Thank you!! I hope you get to visit LA one day. xx

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  7. I love the Getty! It's one of my favorite spots in LA, the view alone is amazing!

    Lindsey
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    1. Yes! I would definitely love to come back. :D

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  8. Everything looks stunning! It reminds me of the MoMA in NY!
    Omnivogues

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    1. I know right?! Oh definitely putting that on my bucket list! x

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  9. Wow, so much art! Love it

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  10. Wow, awesome photos! It looks like you had a wonderful time


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  11. What an amazing place! Breath taking photos! Lovely post, thank you for sharing this with us. Hope to see you on my blog www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk !! Have a lovely week. xXx

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    1. Thank you, Dominica! You have a great week ahead of you too. x

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  12. Hooray for some SoCal cold; we rarely have it. These are beautiful photos. The Getty is such an enriching place to visit. :]

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    1. I know, but I'm not used to it, haha! Yup. :)

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  13. Wow! The architecture of the Getty is sooo amazing, and I love the art inside! Thanks for sharing :)
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    1. I know! You're welcome, glad you enjoyed it.

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  14. Great pictures and lovely post! waiting for part 2!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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    1. Thank you, Tamara! Stay tuned for that. x

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  15. These photos are no nice!

    Liz
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  16. The photos in the museum really remind me of Europe actually! It's been a while since I went to museums I might have to change that soon! ps. lovely post :)

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    1. Exactly! I felt as if I was in Paris or something. I find museums so relaxing to stroll in. Thank you!! xx

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  17. love the Getty center! went there a year ago and I'm planning to go again. great pictures.

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    1. I need to go back soon too! Thank you. :)

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  18. The Getty Museum is definitely one of my favorite places. I've been here many times but haven't seen everythign you've posted here. Love that first shot especially.

    xx freshfizzle

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    1. Oh that's a bummer that you didn't see any of things I posted! Time for another visit, me thinks. :P

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  19. Such a magical place isn't it? Great pictures!

    Brenda xx

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  20. The Getty is such a wonderful museum, hope you had a wonderful time! x

    Erica
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