At the J. Paul Getty Museum there is a fine collection of European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, European and American photographs aside rotating special exhibits. However, they all take a bit of a backseat to the wonderfulPlatinum LEED certified, modernist complex that highlights both nature and culture. Designed by Natural light architect Richard Meier the “Getty” is a as much a park as it is museum. A haven in the sprawling smog that is Los Angeles.
September 8, 2009 + Budapest
In 1872 the Hungarian Parliament decided to purchase “industrial Vienna’s” 1873 World Exhibition and in 1890 a contest was held to design a suitable building to house the collection and be home to the School of Applied Arts on Hõgyes Endre street. First prize was won by a series of plans, put forth by architects Ödön Lechner and Gyula Pártos, inspired in oriental forms. … Read More
September 3, 2009 + Budapest
The art collection at the Szépmûvészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Arts) is home to works from Pablo Picasso, Oskar Kokoschka, Manet, Pierre Puvis de Chavanes, Paul Gauguin, Mark Chagall, Paul Cezanne, Henri de Touluse Lautrec, Delacroix, Corot, Rodin….