Jan 27, 2015

Amazing Art and Some Movie References

LA is a fun place. Everywhere you go is a scene from a movie. My recent trip to the Huntington Library and Gardens was no exception.

 
The first thing that I recognized were the statues from the movie The Wedding Planner, starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey. 


There are over 1,200 antique European object to see inside the Huntington Art Gallery. There is furniture 


Candleabras 


Within the portrait gallery hangs Blue Boy


 and Pinkie at opposing ends of the hall.

 
Speaking of pink, I love these French Pink Dishes from the 1700s.

 The art gallery was originally the estate of wealthy Henry E. Huntington and his second wife, Arabella. It was completed in 1911. It is 5500 square feet and every room is full of treasures.

 The next time I visit I will take the audio tour. I did read that this painting depicts Mary, Jesus, and John. Jesus has one foot of the red pillow to show he is part man and one foot on the white silk to show he is part God. So very Renaissance.


 I found this amazing stained glass window in the center of the home. It is breathtaking in real life.


Just outside the gallery is this amazing Baroque fountain. I love the Italian fountain framed with the California palm trees. It was 80 degrees in January. Gotta love Southern California!


Thank you so much for visiting The Vintage Sheet Blog today. I hope that you enjoyed your tour of the Huntington Art Gallery. I have more photos to share another day of the gardens and the tea room. 







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7 comments:

Karen said...

I enjoyed this post so much! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful place with us!

Landon & Alyssa said...

Wow! That looks like such a neat place! Thanks for linking up at OMHG WW!

Lysa Wilds said...

Thank you for such a beautiful tour as I truly enjoyed it! Great pictures too! Thank you for linking up to the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Linky Party!

Wishing you a fabulous week!

xx
Lysa
Co-Host OMHGWW

Veronica Lee said...

What a beautiful place! Love the pics especially that stained glass window.

Carole said...

Just beautiful! On my "bucket list" to visit! Visiting you from Sincerely Paula's linky party!

Jann Olson said...

Can you imagine owning that gorgeous art? Oh, and those pink dishes are simply beautiful. Sounds like a wonderful place to go! Thanks for sharing with SYC. Cute photo of you!
hugs,
Jann

Angela ~ Call Her Blessed said...

Wow! I want to visit! My mom had Blue Boy & Pinkie!