Sunday, September 20, 2009

More sculptures uncovered at The Getty Center...

With my friend in town recently, I had the perfect opportunity to spend another morning at The Getty Center and enjoy the wonderful architecture, gardens and sculptures under clear blue skies, bathed in brilliant sunshine.

Seated Cardinal
Seated Cardinal sculpture in silhouette at The Getty
Not only was I able to revisit some favourite sculptural pieces, but I was also able to put names to previously unknown works and even find sculptures that I'd completely missed on earlier visits.
Seated Cardinal bronze sculpture at The Getty
Seated Cardinal sculpture Giacomo Manzu
The Seated Cardinal bronze sculpture by Italian artist Giacomo Manzu, was made in 1975 to 1977.
Seated Cardinal sculpture at Getty Center
Seated Cardinal bronze sculpture
Next is 'Night' made from copper in 1952 to 1954 by American sculptor Saul Baizerman, who was born in Russia.

Saul Baizerman Night copper sculpture
Night copper sculpture at The Getty

Angel of the Citadel
Angel of the Citadel sculpture
I've previously featured the quirky 'Angel of the Citadel', by Marino Marini, as one of my angel sightings around L.A.

Bronze Nightshirt
Bronze night shirt sculpture by Peter SheltonIn the Fran and Ray Stark Sculpture Garden beside the tram station at The Getty I discovered this whimsical new piece I'd not seen before.
Bronze night shirt sculpture at The GettyThis bronze hanging nightshirt sculpture is by American Peter Shelton, made in 1987 to 1989.
Bronze night shirt sculpture by Peter Shelton
The final bronze sculpture of my new discoveries was the intriguingly entitled 'Big Skull and Horn in Two Parts II' by American artist Jack Zajac from 1963.

Big Skull and Horn in Two Parts II
Big Skull and Horn sculpture in two parts II at The GettyBig Skull and Horn sculpture by Jack ZajacBig Skull and Horn in two parts II sculpture
In addition to these newly uncovered pieces I was able to revisit more familiar sculptures.

Elisabeth Frink's 'Running Man'
Running Man sculpture by Elisabeth Frink

'Two' by Robert Adams
Robert Adams Two stainless steel sculpture

'Walking Flower' by Fernand Leger
Walking Flower at The Getty Center

Roy Lichtenstein's 'Three Brushstrokes'
Three Brushstrokes sculpture by Roy Lichtenstein

Henry Moore's 'Draped Reclining Mother and Baby'
Henry Moore's Draped Reclining Mother and Baby sculptureDraped Reclining Mother and Baby bronzeDraped Reclining Mother and Baby sculpture
If you like these amazing pieces of art, you may also like the fabulous sculptures around San Francisco.

Come back soon for more interesting sights from around L.A. and California's West Coast...

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