Thursday, April 27, 2017

MAKING HISTORY one brushstroke at a time...


From Paris to Venice to Rome, Europe’s most iconic cities have played host to magnificent ceremonies and dramatic events—and artists have been there to record them. During the eighteenth century, princes, popes, and ambassadors commissioned master painters such as Canaletto and Panini to record memorable moments, from the Venetian carnival to eruptions of Vesuvius, inspiring what became the golden age of view paintings.

This first exhibition focusing on views of historic events includes more than 40 works, many never seen before in the U.S. These paintings turn the viewer into an eyewitness on the scene, bringing the spectacle and drama of history to life.
Visit the Getty Center in May and enjoy this great exhibition! 

1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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Thursday10AM–5:30PM
Friday10AM–5:30PM
Saturday10AM–9PM
Sunday10AM–5:30PM
MondayClosed
Tuesday10AM–5:30PM
Wednesday10AM–5:30PM

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This exhibition has been co-organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

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