Monday, August 25, 2014

August Art

Welcome to my new favorite museum, the Getty Villa.



Located in beautiful Malibu California, the Getty Villa offers stunning views...



"Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools--only instead of cool water, you immerse yourself in art."  
~ Jerry Saltz ~
 
lush gardens...




and classical Greco-Roman art.


Hercules with his lion skin and club


Boy running in the gardens 
 
I visited the Getty Villa for the first time with my students this past week, and quickly fell in love.


Maybe it was the olive trees, which reminded me of a beautiful home my parents used to live in...


or the unique touch of elegance around every corner...


"In character, in manner, in style, in all things, 
the supreme elegance is simplicity." 
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

whatever the source of the magic, the Getty Villa took my love of art to new heights. 


~ Nel ~     

22 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good morning Nel,
Ah yes! It has been years since I have been there... Only went once, and truly enjoyed myself.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a wonderful week.
blessings,
Penny

Red Rose Alley said...

Nel, I LOVE the 'simplicity' quote, and going to write that one down. What a great place to take your students. aahh, I miss my olive trees. :~)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

WOW this place looks absolutely amazing! What beautiful scenery and beautiful architecture.

Susie said...

Nel,
love all your pictures. I know your mom will love the roses. Lots to see around that area. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

angie said...

loooove all your pictures!!!!! angie

White Lace and Promises said...

Great that you live near a place like this that you can explore. Beautiful!

Binti Gurung said...

What a fantastic trip for the students Nel! To be surrounded with art and nature, how perfect!

TARYTERRE said...

What breathtaking views, indeed. Love the Jerry Saltz quote.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Gorgeous photos, Nel - I have always wanted to visit this place. Maybe someday....Love the Grecian columns and that spectacular view! xo Karen

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, those were the days of my childhood when we'd go up here! LOVELY!

Cranberry Morning said...

What a beautiful place and gorgeous views! Love those Corinthian columns.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good morning Sheri,
Thank you so much for visiting.
It warms my heart to hear that what I created would spark a fond memory with someone. Radishes, who knew? I am so happy Mrs. Miniver gave you a smile
blessings,
Penny

Attic Clutter said...

oh wow this is so pretty.many beautiful places to see in CA (:)
Thanks Sheri..the rusty gate is fun..isn't it

hugs,Patty

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Absolutely beautiful Nel,
What a great place to take your students.. One can never get tired of art.
The villa is sumptuous and elegant.
enjoyed the photos
val x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello sweet friend! Ahhhh...I am home. My feet are killing me, but I love my job. The kids are great, the weather is fabulous right now, and I am thrilled to hear about your daughter getting a teaching gig. I pray she will embrace all those unforgettable moments of teaching AND learning. It's a life-long career.

YES! We would go to the Getty Museum and what a place. California surely has iconic points of interest that are breathtaking!

Well my friend, I so hope one day we can meet. There is nothing like finally seeing the beautiful face with whom you converse, and there is so much to share. Sending you my fondest regards, Anita

hi-d said...

Beautiful! Sounds like a fun field trip. :)

Things and Thoughts said...

Such a great place indeed! And I feel a Greek fragrance in all this spectacular Villa.So far away from me but I trully enjoyed the tour and I thank you Sheri for bringing us along!
Hugs, Olympia

Antee Gurung said...

hey dear, how are you? the pictures looks great and love the locations,...

have a great week
btw do check out my new post
stay in touch
xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear friend! It is still very early in the morning yet I need to leave for work, but I see that you came to my new blog post. Oh Sheri, photography and poetry are SO similar to me, because both can be a frustrating process. My photography has always been unpleasant to me, and writing a poem takes courage because sometimes, the poem can sound corny, overly sentimental and just ridiculous!!!!!! But a lot of practice and thought and placement of words and objects in the case of photography makes all the difference. But we have to always practice....

Thank you dear, dear friend for coming by. Gotta run...Anita

Erwin Schriefer said...

Hi...whath wonderful pictures ....like Sun and Summer and Garden...
Have a good time...Lovley Greets from Germany, Bavaria....Erwin

miss b said...

What a delightful place! Beautifully maintained gardens and stunning views too. I like the quotes which you carefully selected to accompany this post.

Heather Lindstrom said...

I love the Getty Villa too, Nel. It's timeless....and in the most gorgeous setting.
Happy Weekend!
Heather