04-06-09 J Paul Getty Center

The J. Paul Getty Center north of Los Angeles is a remarkable place. It is filled with great art, including Van Gogh’s painting of purple irises. But if there were no art at all, it would still be a place worth visiting. I know very little about architectural psychology but I would say that both the indoor and outdoor spaces of this complex are very “human.” Or maybe humane.

The clean, white structure and the rough, stone contrast very well with the green grass and the deep blue sky. Los Angeles was clouded in smog but this place seemed very pure to me.

Canon 5D 1/400s f/11.0 ISO250 55mm (Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS)


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