The Getty Museum III




This is the last part already.

There are still some ceramic pictures in this part, though.

Can you guys tell how much I love ceramics?
















































Look at this work!!!

OMG!!! I wanna have one.














There are hug collections of glass works at the Getty,

but I took only couple pictures of them.

To be honest, the glass works here didn't attract me

as much as ceramic works.













But came to thinkabout itinthe fact that

all glass works here were made several hundred years ago...

the works are super-duper awesome.

We were trying to imitate a nature form

and creating arts out of it.

The idea of simplicity had arrived here...on earth

longer than what we couldthink of.

I now believe that everything repeats itself

not only histories, but also artworks.






This is the last collection.

"The Music for the Masses."

I found one article about the exhibition on website.

It's pretty interesting. So I decided to copy and post it here.








Before the advent of the 15th century printing press
that eventually made books available to the masses,
Christian priests, monks and nuns in the Middle Ages relied on rare,
handmade and colorfully illustrated choir books
to preserve their music generation to generation.

Music in the religious world in Europe
had been passed down orally until the 800s,
when monks began to transcribe their melodies
onto the parchment of their choir books.
Now more than 40 of these works,
dating from 1170 to the early 1500s,
are part of the Music for the Masses exhibit at the Getty Center.

These manuscripts offer one of the best windows
into learning about the Middle Ages, said Christine Sciacca,
assistant curator of the Getty Museums department of manuscripts.
It shows not just what people saw but also what sound was like back then.

Beginning in the 800s in Europe,
music was first transcribed with neumes,
which look like a cluttered collection of rising and falling dots and lines.
Rather than representing specific notes to be sung as is done today,
the neumes instead indicated whether
the vocalist should go higher or lower in pitch
and how long to hold a tone.

Eventually, around the 1260s,
the chants became more elaborate and
the neumes were replaced by
small squares written along a horizontal
, usually red, four-line staff.
Today, notes are written in rounded forms on a five-line staff.

By reporter Francisco Vara-Orta
Los Angeles Times

Credit to "anglicanmusic.blogspot.com"





























These books are huge...very huge.

I believe this one

is as big as a huge window.













This one is not as big as the top one,

but I believe

it's stillvery difficult

to carry it around.





















OMG!!! almost 9pm...

Don't wanna go...can I stay overnight here?
























Thank you so much...for visiting.

Good Luck to you all.





























 

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The Getty Museum II




One thing I like so much about The Getty is that
there aremany different kinds of artworks
other than just paintings and drawings
that you can see over there.


I guess because I took ceramic and jewelry classes before.

After I knew how hard it was to make onlya piece of artwork.

I treasure them even more.






I was so impressed with this wood work.

Look at the details!!!

It's so delicate.













This crown was made from real GOLD.

I wanna have one!!!













I took a lot of ceramic pictures because

my grandparents from myfather's side

founded a ceramic company long before

my dad was born.

The company was handed over to my uncle and aunts.

Iran and played inside the factory since I was little.

All of my neighborswere my relatives and

the factory was just right there beside our houses.

The factory wasour playground.

I guess this is one of the reasons why,

without evennoticing, Iwas always drawn to ceramics.

So I couldn't stand

to takelots of ceramic pictures.









































The first thing that came into my mind

after I saw all of these ceramics

was...these arepaintings.

The unique thing was these paintings

were painted on ceramics not canvases.

How cool!!!













Since I took ceramic class before and plus

several failures my uncle has made

duringthe painting process on ceramics.

I knew it'svery hard to get the right colors.


In orderto get the right colors,

You basically need to mix the right amount

of chemical ingredients and use the right temperature

when you put your ceramics inthe oven.


Therearelots...lots of works,

but look at these awesome jobs.

I can't believeall pieces

were made hundred years ago.



























This is the last picture on Part II.

Again...hope everyone enjoy my trip.












Thank you so much for visiting.




















 

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The Getty Museum I





Last semester I needed to go to Museums for my paper assignments.

One ofmy favoritemuseums was The Getty Museum.


The Getty Museum hasvariety collections of artworks.

Since I tooktoo many pictures,

I planed to split them into 2to 3 parts.


Hope everyone will enjoy my trip.


Last but not least, Happy New Yearto you all :)






The Museum is locatedon the top of the hill.

The Getty Museum is so famous of its garden and architecture.
















































































This isthe telescope and itscover.
Love the details sooooooooo much:D




















And this is the last picture for the first part.














Wish you all with LUCKS :D

Thank you for your visiting.












 

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