Getty Sketchbook

During down time at the Getty I like sketching in the galleries. As well as pursuing  a long tradition of sketching from master works,  it helps to quietly focus on an individual piece and allow you notice nuances otherwise overlooked, which is good practice when developing tours.

At Getty Center there is also a designated ‘Sketching Gallery’ where artwork and replicas are displayed with materials provided for anyone to come and draw.  The volunteers in there are so lovely and encouraging, it’s a veritable oasis of calm as visitors concentrate on their drawings.

After Jacopo Bassano, 'Portrait of a Bearded Man'
After Jacopo Bassano, ‘Portrait of a Bearded Man’
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After Jusepe de Ribera, ‘Euclid’
After Pietro Cipriani, 'Dancing Faun'
After Pietro Cipriani, ‘Dancing Faun’

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