Getty Center Art Trip
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Several new exhibits including the first exhibit of the last works of Edouard Manet, “Manet and Modern Beauty”, which highlight the more intimate side of his works in pastels and watercolor of cafes,street scenes, gardens, and portraits. Also included is early 20th century American printmaking and contemporary photographs and an exhibit of Peasants in Pastel by Millet.
"The Shepardess and Her Flock" by Jean-François Millet
Long associated with aristocratic portraiture, pastel had fallen out of fashion by the mid-nineteenth century, when Jean-François Millet turned the powdery medium to a quite different purpose: scenes of contemporary peasant life. This installation presents a selection of pastels by Millet and his followers, addressing the relationship between rural labor and urban collecting and encouraging visitors to consider how an artist’s chosen medium affects our understanding of his or her subject matter.
"Jeanne" 1881, by Eduardo Manet.
While Jeanne was clearly the favorite in 1882, it eventually fell out of the public eye and never achieved the same level of exposure as it had in 1882. In 1909, after several exhibitions in Paris and elsewhere in Europe, the painting was bought by the New York collector Colonel Oliver Payne, and it remained in his family’s possession for nearly a century, until its sale in 2014 to the Getty Museum.
Manet and Modern Beauty seeks to rectify a history of neglect, to return Jeanne to the spotlight and, in so doing, to focus attention on the artist’s last years. Despite the ample attention accorded to the Bar, the rest of Manet’s production from the late 1870s and early 1880s has been largely overlooked. The paintings, drawings, and pastels that Manet produced in this period cannot properly be called “late.” Unlike Titian and Rembrandt (or his own close friends Claude Monet and Edgar Degas), Manet did not live long enough to develop an old-age style. Yet the works he produced in his last years differ from those of his earlier career in their lightness of spirit, of palette, and often of touch. Jeanne provides an ideal point of entry into this period, because it embodies the themes that consumed Manet’s attention in the last years of his life: fashion, femininity, and flowers. Jeanne resonates with his many portraits of stylish women from these years, with his modern-life genre scenes featuring parisiennes in their habitual urban and suburban settings, with his vibrant garden and conservatory paintings, and, not least, with his still lifes, particularly the luscious bouquets.
Trip includes delicious refreshments, both in the morning and evening, as well as bottled water
We will be leaving Target Center, 14823 Pomerado Rd. Poway Saturday, January 11 at 8:15 am
Depart Escondido Transit Center, 700 W. Valley Pkwy, at 8:30 am
We return to Escondido and Poway approximately 6:30-7:00 pm
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$75 for NCSFA members and $80 for non-members
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