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 think about it in the 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 could think 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 Museum’s 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 still very 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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