About: Paula Panich

I'm a writer and teacher. I live in Los Angeles, but once lived where alliums needn't be refrigerated, ever. My books include Cultivating Words: The Guide to Writing about the Plants and Gardens You Love; I will teach a class (open to the public) in the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program in April and May called Making Space: Four Writers, Four Landscapes, Four Passions (M.F.K Fisher, Chekhov, Edith Wharton, and Mary Austin).

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Posted in Gardens and Architecture, Getty Center

The Moment of Alliums

Coming this summer: Look for sculptural alliums holding their own against the dramatic architecture of the Getty Center
Coming this summer: Look for sculptural alliums holding their own against the dramatic architecture of the Getty Center

It is the week of return—of the vernal equinox, and of the shooting stars—the blue blue-violet alliums in Robert Irwin’s Central Garden at the Getty Center. We’ve been waiting. In late-ish February, green shoots began rocketing from the rich dark… More»

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      Vermeer’s interiors make possible a sort of encounter in which the painting completely disappears in the viewing, and the viewer is what is seen into, and this is the key to Vermeer’s true design and the source of his work’s mystery.“

      —poet Michael White

      The Milkmaid, ca, 1660. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

      Woman Reading a Letter, ca. 1663. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

      Young Woman with a Water Pitcher, ca. 1662. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889. www.metmuseum.org

      03/28/15

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