Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"Gardens of the Renaissance" exhibit open at the Getty

Detail from "The Death of Parmenion," about 1470–75,
Master of the Jardin de vertueuse consolation
(Flemish, Bruges)
Summer travelers to Los Angeles may enjoy taking in this historical "garden" exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

"Gardens of the Renaissance," features over 20 manuscript illuminations, a painting, a drawing and a photograph from the Getty Museum's permanent collection, as well as loaned works from the Getty Research Institute and private collectors James E. and Elizabeth J. Ferrell.
Envision Renaissance gardens as spaces of leisure for the ruling class? Not always!

The murder of Parmenion, one of Alexander the Great's traitorous generals, takes place in a verdant setting in this illumination.
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