Sunday, April 30, 2006

The Getty Villa

Mr. Bellos, my Art History teacher tried to make the field trip to The Getty Villa educational as much as he could. Monday last week he let us choose certain statues or art pieces displayed at the getty, which we were supposed to do research on and present to the class when we're there.
I chose Julia Titi - if I remember correctly - she's the daughter of Emperor Titus and her Uncle Domitian's mistress. While presenting i threw in big words and brought up (what i think is stupid) ideas about her.
for example: "this is julia titi blah blah blah. She comes from the flavian period - a.k.a the early roman empire. She is royalty, we can tell by her coiffure which became a trend for all women during this period. She wears a crown of royalty, and there are wholes on her neck and her ears where jewellery used to hang. Notice the chiaroscuro in her hair which creates a dramatic effect. She is partially idealized, portrayed as young when she could have actually been late in her years of life when this was created....."
I went on for about 5 minutes..maybe less.
We were kept busy for pretty much the whole day with either these presentations or by our tour guides. Sometimes my friends and I would get bored standing around and listening to the presentations, so we would linger in the back of the group and get to sneak around taking pictures when Mr. Bellos wouldnt be looking.

These are some statues that i thought were entertaining:

Alexander: I saw this one in my textbook, so i was excited to see it in person.

Roman woman.
Check out the ancient unibrow. I'd hate to be remembered looking like that..

Cycladic art. This was also in my textbook.

The rest are just different areas around the getty.

1 comment:

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