Cultural Appreciation

November 3, 2013

Los Angeles is probably one of the best places to study art history. There are fabulous museums, galleries, and private collections in almost every neighborhood, featuring every genre of art imaginable. Even smaller collections may quietly boast absolute masterpieces. There's always something new to discover, and I couldn't ask for a better place to study art!

This Sunday I ventured to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena with my Biography of the Renaissance Artist class. We focused on the European art galleries from the 14th-16th centuries, but the whole collection is absolutely stunning. 

I thought I would share some of my favorite artworks from the Norton Simon with you guys!

Guido Reni, Saint Cecilia, 1606 (source)
Jean Baptiste Pater, Fete Champetre, c. 1730 (source)
Jean-Honore Fragonard, Music, c. 1760-65 (source)
Henri Matisse, The Black Shawl (Lorette VII), 1918 (source)
Jean-Louis Forain, At the Evening Party: Woman in White with a Fan, 1883-84 (source)

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