Explore LA's J. Paul Getty Museum virtually by joining us for this exciting presentation led by a Getty docent. The Getty Museum has a collection that spans over 1000 years. On this virtual tour, you will get a brief introduction to the Getty’s architecture and gardens and then, moving into the galleries, you will see some of the highlights of our Museum from various collections including Manuscripts, Decorative Arts, Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings and Photography.
So what is contrapposto exactly? Adlocutio? How about pentimenti? There is lots of terminology we hear about, but do we really understand all of it? What do some of these things look like in a work of art? What’s the difference between International Gothic and the Renaissance? What do we mean by Mannerism? Using objects from the Getty collection, we will see examples of art terminology we see everyday and the schools of art with which we work. Maybe you’ll come away with something you didn’t know before.
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Self-Portrait Charles-Antoine Coypel, French, 1734 J. Paul Getty Museum