Saturday, June 18, 2011

French Rococo at the Getty

While in LA, I hightailed it to the Getty to see the exhibit 'Paris: Life and Luxury'

The exhibit focuses on the home life of Parisians of the 18th century -a spectacular time and the objects on display will make your mouth water.

While photographs weren't allowed in the exhibit, I was able to take a few pictures of this French Rococo Parisian room (1730-1755) from the permanent collection (much like the period rooms at the Met). Light was so important so the boiseries were painted light colors to reflect candlelight and costly mirrors were integrated wherever possible.I'm happy to report to those naysayers, that the Getty burns the wicks of all the candles in their exhibits! If it's good enough for the Getty, it's enough reason for me!

12 comments:

maison21 said...

of COURSE one burns the wick on a candle. it just looks better.

so nice to meet you in person while you were here- hope to see you again soon!

Bonnie said...

The Getty is one of my favorite places in LA. It's so peaceful up there on the mountain top... the landscaping is lovely and the buildings are amazing. I could look at the exhibits many times over and always enjoy them. The room you show is lovely indeed. So glad you got to see it all!

Karena said...

I haven't been to the Getty in some time, a fabulous exhibit!!

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Windlost said...

Lucky you - I would love to see that exhibit! Lovely photos.
P.S. I have never burned my wicks - did not know I was supposed to. Perhaps this explains everything...(some bad luck of late).

xo Terri

Mark D. Ruffner said...

I am envious of your trip to the Getty. I would have loved to have seen their recreation of Pompeian frescoes!

quintessence said...

I've heard that the exhibit is marvelous!! I think I may have to order the accompanying book. What an incredible period!!

Picture of Elegance said...

Breathtaking interiors...

Woody said...

I'm so looking forward to seeing this in person. It was great meeting you on Monday-- you should come out to LA more often!

Rose C'est La Vie said...

Your great post directed me to the exhibiton's website
and lots more to fascinate and educate. Merveilleux Merci.

David Toms said...

I do have a soft spot for French Roccoco (in small doses)

The Paper Mulberry said...

Oh how divine! I have just stumbled across your blog and will have to make myself a large pot of tea to sit and enjoy the rest of your gorgeous posts! I am most definitely a follower! Warmest wishes - Glenda

LimogesBoxCollector said...

LOVE Getty's Paris Life and Luxury rooms. The French classic design is my absolute favorite. Great photos.