Welcome to the Art Muse LA Journal! Several times each month we’ll feature a new perspective on art found in “The Greater Museum of Los Angeles.” To initiate our journal, we have two upcoming posts that reflect the diversity of the art we look at, get excited about, and want to share with our readers. First, art historian Noelle Valentino looks in-depth at an 18th century French corner cabinet that resides in the permanent collection galleries of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Read and enjoy the “monumental rococo” as you never could have imagined it. Next, remembering her years as a student of photography, artist Regina Mamou slows down to appreciate the magnificent photographs of Roy DeCarava on view this summer at two LA art museums. Before going to the Underground Museum and the Broad to see DeCarava’s photographs, read Regina’s astute musings on them.
As a community of art historians, artists, and art educators we explore the visual arts in greater Los Angeles and through this journal we’ll document some of what we’re looking at and what we think about it. In the spirit of camaraderie we honor the different points of view and enjoy sharing them among ourselves and with our followers.