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Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA, 90049 United States (map)

Join Noelle Valentino, art muse and art historian, for a unique walkthrough of the Getty's stunning exhibition, Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe. Featuring over fifty works, many never before seen in America, this exhibit explores the golden age of "view-painting." Throughout the 18th century, patrons across Europe commissioned painters like Canaletto, Guardi, and Panini to lavishly capture the world's most memorable moments, from a Venetian carnival to the fall of Rome. With the stroke of their brush, these painters brought the splendor and spectacle of history back to life. 

Image: The Rialto Bridge with the Festive Entry of the Patriarch Antonio Correr (detail), 1735, Michele Marieschi. Oil on canvas. Osterley Park, The Palmer-Morewood Collection, National Trust (accepted in lieu of tax and transferred to the National Trust by Her Majesty's Government in 1984). Photo: National Trust Photo Library / Art Resource, NY

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