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Empty Chairs In Waiting   3 comments

Getty Museum Art blogJ. Paul Getty Museum (06/17/04) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

O sun!

Why have you moved on?

A minute too early.

Water over the dam.

Umbrellas ready to fall.

Empty chairs in waiting.

— kenne

Museum Staircase   1 comment

Getty L.A.-B&W-art-72Museum Staircase — Photo-Artistry Image of L.A. by kenne

The city is named for the angels,

And its angels are easy to find.

They give off a lubricant odor,

Their eyes are mascara-lined;

At night you can see them inserting

Gold-plated diaphragms;

For breakfast, they gather at poolside

Where screenwriters feed and swim.

— from Hollywood by Bertolt Brecht

Downtown L.A. As Seen From The Getty Museum   Leave a comment

Downtown L.A. from Getty blogThe L.A.skyline as seen from The J. Paul Getty Museum (June 17, 2004) — B&W Image by kenne

The L.A.skyline

J. Paul Getty Museum

Lines in black and white.


Once hidden skyline

By carbon fuel emissions

A state with a plan.

— kenne

J. Paul Getty Museum Tram Station — Panorama Week, Day 3   Leave a comment

Getty & Huntington 2011J. Paul Getty Museum Tram Station — Image by kenne

The Zen of Visual Imagery — The Second Time Around   2 comments

GettyReflection6.17.04 Art III blogImage by kenne

(First posted June, 2009. This posting serves as a reminder.) 

I love all facets of making visual imagery,
e.g., writing, music, cameras, catching the moment,
editing the moment to share my perspective of the experience —
I could go on and on. For me, visual imagery is a passion.

In recent years I have been able to spend more time with this love,
even getting into digital video and taking on a lot of digital media projects.
However, as with any endeavor, especially the ones you love,
doing it full-time can reduce the love affair to being just another relationship.

Often, creativity suffers in the relationship.
Rather than being artistic, you become a technician, lacking originality and flair.
Sometimes you are so focused in the routine, your passion becomes an obsession.

The moral:

Don’t do what you love full-time.

Make sure the love is surrounded by other endeavors,
which in turn nurtures the creative juices of your art.

Only then
will you begin to feel the juices ooze from your pores.

Only then
will you experience real love.

Only then
will you truly be alive.


Panoramic Views of The J. Paul Getty Museum   1 comment

J. Paul Getty Museum — View from Tram Station at Parking Garage

J. Paul Getty Museum — View from Tram Station at Entrance

J. Paul Getty Museum — North View of Plaza

J. Paul Getty Museum — View from Central Garden

J. Paul Getty Museum — View of L.A from the South Pavilion: Images by kenne

Click here to see a slideshow of all J. Paul Getty Museum Images taken November 25, 2011.


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30, 40, and 50, Joy’s Delusions of Grandeur   1 comment

“Joy’s Delusions of Grandeur” — Image by kenne

We love René Magritte paintings, especially those that make use of white cotton clouds in a vibrant blue sky, like “Delusions of Grandeur II.”

During our recent visit to the J. Paul Getty Museum, I photographed Joy next to René Magritte’s bronze statue, “Delusions of Grandeur.” As we walked toward the statue, said, “That’s me at 30, 40 and 50!”

Magritte painted Delusions of Grandeur II in 1948, the bronze statue was done in 1967, the year of his death.


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My Take — Outdoor Sculptures At The J.Paul Getty Museum   3 comments

“My Take” — image by kenne

The J. Paul Getty Museum has graced its beautiful campus with a diverse collection of outdoor sculpture art. This image contains two such works. The one in the foreground is Robert Adams’ “Two.” In the background to the left of Two is Mark di Suvero’s “Gandydancer’s Dream.”  Each is beautifully placed in the garden’s area of the Getty Museum, providing a view of parts of Los Angeles. Each sculpture represents a dramatic work of art, yet each left me wondering about its symbolism. My image is an attempt to express my take on the art and its location.


Hole In The Wall — What A Work Of Art   5 comments

“Hole In The Wall — What a Work of Art” at the J. Paul Getty Museum– Image by kenne

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