July 02, 2019

Darkness Visible: A Newly Acquired John Martin

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Valerie Tate
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Getty Communications

This single-work display showcases the Getty’s recently acquired Destruction of Pharaoh’s Host by the English Romantic artist, John Martin (1789–1854). The installation explores this fascinating drawing, which depicts a figure in an apocalyptic landscape. It also highlights Martin’s connection to Los Angeles, namely his influence on generations of Hollywood movie makers, including Cecil B. DeMille and Ray Harryhausen.

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