The Getty Museum Is Absolutely Breathtaking

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Part I: The Getty museum is absolutely breathtaking. When you step off the tram you are surrounded by white marble and stone above the hectic LA area. The all white buildings allow for a “clean slated” mindset where you are able to open your mind the the pieces within. It sits above the greater Los Angeles area. There are several buildings in which the collections are located, each being two stories. The space contributes significantly to the art in that it allows you to have a clear clean palette in your mind to view the art. With each room being dedicated to a specific time period, it allows one to really move through time and witness the changes that art went through in each time period but also from region to region. There are three…show more content…
It as well is in an ellipses shape where it is in an oval shape filling most of the canvas. This piece has a very dark atmosphere, as the only highlighted images are that of Christ and and the adulteress. There are people surrounding them all dressed in greys and greens. Jesus is dressed in an ivory which is a color in which people of importance often wore. The adultress life-drained body is looking down towards her exposed breasts as she comes to understand her fate. This painting conveys the emotion of a bible story about Jesus forgiving an adulteress. The emotions run very high as the individual 's facial expressions are locked in surprise and anger. Anger towards the woman and utter shock as to Jesus forgiveness and compassionate heart towards her. Showing Christ bending down to write in the sand as the pharisees behind him are appalled at what he has to say. “He who does not sin may throw the first stone” John 8:7. This reflects reaction to Mannerism, but also the social turmoil of the time. According to the Council of Trent and the Catholic church artworks should be a clear, intelligible subject realistically interpreted in order to stimulate piety. This was part of the reason that the artwork turned towards naturalism, becoming emotionally engaging and intense. This is similar to a renaissance painting The Rest on the Flight into Egypt with St. John the baptist by Fra Bartolommeo composed about 1509. This piece on the contrary is

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