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The Getty in LA just had a great exhibition finish on drawings from Rembrandt and his students.
I caught it on the last weekend, but unfortunately I know a lot of people that missed it.
I just wanted to post on CA that they have two exhibitions coming that look very interesting.
Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture: Inspiration and Invention
March 23–June 20, 2010
The first display of works by Leonardo da Vinci in Los Angeles in decades, this major international loan exhibition celebrates his achievements and involvement in the art of sculpture. Through original drawings, the exhibition explores his ambitious designs for huge equestrian sculpture projects that were never completed. Important works by artists who inspired Leonardo—and were inspired by him—are also on view. These include Donatello's marble Bearded Prophet and three larger-than-life-size bronze figures by Leonardo's collaborator Giovan Francesco Rustici, all recently restored in Florence and never before seen outside Italy. The exhibition is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum.
The Spectacular Art of Jean-Léon Gérôme
June 15–September 12, 2010
Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824–1904) ranks among the most successful artists of the nineteenth century. Ranging from the ancient Roman arenas of gladiatorial combat to the streets of modern Egypt, his spectacular, meticulously rendered pictures captured the public's imagination and made him one of France's most honored painters. Restless and experimental, he also helped pioneer the artistic use of photography and made bold forays into polychrome and mixed-media sculpture. Critically controversial in his day, Gérôme was neglected for much of the twentieth century due to the triumph of Impressionism and Modernism. Organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Musèe d'Orsay, Paris, in association with the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, this is the first comprehensive show devoted to the artist in decades.
The best part of the Getty is it is free to get in. You only have to pay $15 for parking if you drive.