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The Getty Centre Exhibition Pavilion, Los Angeles

November 19, 2013

Whenever I visit Los Angeles I always love to visit the Getty Centre and I usually spend a full day there. I always find interesting architectural juxtaposition of forms somewhere wherever I wander through the site.

This is the rear southeast side of the Exhibition Pavilion. I sketched it on the left side an envelope I intend to use sometime later.

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Then as I surveyed the Museum Courtyard, which is to the north side of the sketch I just did, I thought this elevation offered a more challenging and interesting composition. It was one of those instinctive eureka vision that sometimes strikes you when you lease expect it, and when you are not seeking it out.

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The courtyard fountain graced itself as the perfect foreground detail creating sweeping and inviting spectacle for the strong and dominant mass of the pavilion in the middle ground.

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It seemed right to begin my sketch with the fountain, and then using it as the object to scale the rest of my composition, I quickly raced through the action of completing the entire image without much hesitancy.

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2 Comments
  1. Thank you “ideafill.me”. I quite enjoyed visiting The Getty Centre, such an architectural marvel by Richard Meier. I visited his Los Angeles office and also met him personally when he visited Hong Kong sometime ago.

  2. Reblogged this on Archi Blog.

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