The Getty Museum

After stopping at the Mission San Luis Rey I found a spot near Los Angeles to sleep and in the morning headed to The Getty Museum which is perched atop a hill, offering spectacular views of the city. The architecture of the center is stunning, with courtyards connecting the buildings that are aligned with the natural topographical ridges of the hill. Numerous fountains add warmth to the modernist design which in itself contrasts with the richly styled galleries. I found the collection at the museum thoughtful but overly conservative in taste with little non-Western art, though still truly worth the visit. My favorites from the collection – and I had quite a few – are below.

Renaissance Gallery, The Getty, Los Angeles

Renaissance Gallery, The Getty, Los Angeles

Moonlit Landscape with a View of the New Amstel River and Castle Kostverloven, Aert van der Neer, 1647

Moonlit Landscape with a View of the New Amstel River and Castle Kostverloven, Aert van der Neer, 1647

Portrait of Conradus Vietor, Frans Hals, 1644

Portrait of Conradus Vietor, Frans Hals, 1644

Baronne de Domecy, Odilon Redon, ca. 1900

Baronne de Domecy, Odilon Redon, ca. 1900

Portrait of Suzanne Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau, Jacques-Louis David, 1804

Portrait of Suzanne Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau, Jacques-Louis David, 1804

A Walk at Dusk, Caspar David Friedrich, ca, 1830-35

A Walk at Dusk, Caspar David Friedrich, ca, 1830-35

Portrait of Therese, Countess Clary Aldringen, John Singer Sargent, 1896

Portrait of Therese, Countess Clary Aldringen, John Singer Sargent, 1896

Campo Vaccino (Modern Rome), Joseph Mallard William Turner, 1839

Campo Vaccino (Modern Rome), Joseph Mallard William Turner, 1839

Portrait of Madame Brunet, Edouard Manet, 1860-63 with reworking in 1867

Portrait of Madame Brunet, Edouard Manet, 1860-63 with reworking in 1867

Irises, Vincent van Gogh, 1889

Irises, Vincent van Gogh, 1889

Portrait of a Young Man in Red, Circle of Raphael, ca. 1505

Portrait of a Young Man in Red, Circle of Raphael, ca. 1505

The Rest on the Flight into Egypt with Saint John the Baptist, Fra Bartolommeo, ca. 1509

The Rest on the Flight into Egypt with Saint John the Baptist, Fra Bartolommeo, ca. 1509

Madonna and Child with Saint Anne in a Landscape, Workshop of Leonardo da Vinci, between 1508-1513

Madonna and Child with Saint Anne in a Landscape, Workshop of Leonardo da Vinci, between 1508-1513

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