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Museum Must See: Edward Weston at the Getty

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Edward Weston. One of the most brilliant photographers of the 20th Century. Viewing the LACMA exhibit many years ago, I was enamored instantly. The buildings, the nudes, the everyday objects, and his link to Los Angeles stirred up emotions in me that I’ve never forgot.

I’ve been trying for months to get to the Getty Center to see this latest exhibit, and finally this weekend I treated myself…and it was delectable!

Once again, I was moved. I’ve never been able to put my finger on what it is about the intimacy of his photographs; there is always a lingering sense of loneliness, overpowered by shear beauty.

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Spanning Weston’s career from the 20’s-40’s, the Getty exhibit covers his works from its beginnings in Tropico (now "Glendale" - why did they ever change that cool name?!), through his travels in Mexico and Northern California.

An artist ahead of his time; Weston’s photographs appear so modern that they could have easily been snapped yesterday. A true visionary in the art of photography, he has inspired many a photog. His influence is seen in the works of Ansel Adams, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, and Herb Ritts to name a few.

Edward Weston: Enduring Vision is on display through Sunday Nov. 25th. The Getty Center is always FREE but parking is 8 bucks, so bring a carload of pals!

1200 Getty Center Dr.
Point Lobos photo courtesy of The Getty Center