The Getty

Visited the Getty today with my mama, it was the first time I’ve seen it all socked in by fog and rain—-such a different place.  Instead of a beeline to the changing exhibition halls, I veered left from the main entrance and spent most of my time looking at painted Italian altarpieces.  Below are some of my favorites, with brief descriptions.

From left to right:

1.Detail of The Coronation of the Virgin with Saints 
2.The Coronation of the Virgin with Saints, Cenni di Francesco di Ser Cenni,1390s, Italy 
3.Detail of The Coronation of the Virgin with Saints 
4.The Chiarito Tabernacle, Pacino di Bonaguida, 1340s, Italy, Chiarito del Voglia had this work created to commemorate his own spiritual experiences, inserting drawings of himself with those depicting the trials of Jesus. 
5.The Virgin Mary with Saints Thomas Aquinas and Paul, Bernardo Daddi, c. 1330, Italy, References the stories of images of the Virgin coming to life for her devotees. 
6.Detail of The Virgin Mary with Saints Thomas Aquinas and Paul