Accompanying you as you wander the gardens at the Getty Villa are 44 beings in bronze—animals, gods, satyrs, troubled philosophers, athletic youths crouched for action, wild-eyed old men with scraggly beards. These are replicas of ancient Roman sculptures commissioned by… More»
Nature, a powerful force out of the control of man. Storms can be a depiction of anxiety, heroism, drama, and beauty, but also can provide a context for an artist to explore the emotion behind color, form and texture.
Long Ship’s Lighthouse, Land’s End, 1834-1835, Joseph Mallord William Turner, watercolor and bodycolor. J. Paul Getty Museum.
A Storm on a Mediterranean Coast, 1767, Claude-Joseph Varnet, oil on canvas. J. Paul Getty Museum.