FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Darkness Visible: A Newly Acquired John Martin
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.