The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection

Photo Courtesy The J. Paul Getty Museum
The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection
Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades Thursday December 27 2012 10:00 - 17:30

The aftermath of Mount Vesuvius' infamous eruption froze the city of Pompeii in time and captured artistic imagination for centuries to follow. Experience the perpetual obsession with this historic disaster at the Getty Villa in Santa Monica, where works by artists from Piranesi, Fragonard, and Ingres to Duchamp, Dali, Rothko and Warhol mirror the shifting impression of Pompeii's potent legacy. The exhibition considers such themes as sexual identity, psychoanalysis, the nuclear threat, collective memory and the nature of art, while drawing its name from the melodramatic novel by Edward Bulwer-Lytton that portrays life moments before Vesuvius blew its top.  

Venue name: Getty Villa
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Address: 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy
Los Angeles

Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10am-5pm
Price: Free