Before there were photographs there were paintings Join art historian Robin Trento on a trip back in time to 18th century Europe. From Paris then Venice then Rome, Europe's iconic cities have played host to countless magnificent ceremonies and events and who better than the artists of the time to record them for posterity. During the eighteenth century, princes, popes, and ambassadors commissioned master painters such as Canaletto and Panini to record memorable moments, from the Venetian carnival to eruptions of Vesuvius, inspiring what became the golden age of view paintings.
This important exhibition of more than 40 works is the first of its kind, focusing on views of historic events. Many of these works have never been seen in the U.S. With Robin's always fascinating commentary on the artists, the paintings and the events they capture, we will become "eyewitnesses on the scene."
Enrollment is limited, if you wish to attend please enroll below or send RVSP via email and send a check for $50 to Inside the Story, 508 S. Santa Anita Ave., Pasadena CA 91107.
WHERE: Getty Center