Turner at the Getty

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Turner at the Getty

If you’re in the mood to be captivated by Modern art,  go see the exhibition “J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free” at the Getty Center.  The Fellows of VRG were warmly welcomed by James Cuno, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust on March 3, 2015.

It was a magnificent visit.  The exhibition is jointly organized with London’s Tate Britain Museum where it was seen last fall and the de Young Museum in San Francisco where it travels in June.

It’s Abstraction at its best.  Turner reveals his interpretation of pastoral Europe and its journey into the era of Industrialization with his powerful use of color.  The Getty show features 35 oil paintings and 27 watercolors made from 1835, when the artist turned 60, until his death 16 years later.

Our group enjoyed a private tour of the Turner exhibition with co-curator Peter Bjorn Kerber  followed by a delicious luncheon at the Restaurant at the Getty Center.  We also enjoyed a wonderful garden tour of the blooming Central Garden with Michael Dehart.  Spring has arrived both inside the museum and in the garden at the Getty Center.  Go see all the beauty it has to offer.  The Turner show ends May 24th.

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