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Alchemists Revealing Secrets from the Book of Seven Seals, The Ripley Scroll (detail), ca. 1700
J. Paul Getty Museum
The Art of Alchemy
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES • J. Paul Getty Museum • 11 October 2016 - 12 February 2017
The Art of Alchemy features more than 100 objects, including manuscripts and rare books, prints, sculpture, and other works of art dating from the 3rd century BCE to the 20th century and coming from across Europe and Asia. The exhibition was organized in partnership with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, where it will be on view in 2017, and is curated by David Brafman, associate curator of rare books with assistance from Rhiannon Knol.
The Art of Alchemy approaches the subject from a global perspective, tracing how alchemy historically bonded art, science, and natural philosophy in visual cultures throughout the world. From its origins in Classical and Eurasian antiquity to the advances made and spread throughout the Islamic world and the ‘silk’ routes of Central Asia, material and intellectual exchange across cultures reached mediaeval Europe, and catalyzed alchemy’s ‘golden age’ from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. The persistence of its spirit is still present in artistic expression and technocratic trends of the modern day, and the historical echoes of this chemical obsession with artificial reproduction also resound throughout more modern technologies of art, from chromolithography in the Industrial Age to the media that now claim artistic boasting rights as the ultimate chemical mirrors of nature: photography and the liquid crystal displays of the digital world.
J. Paul Getty Museum Website
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Tel: (1) 31) 440 73 00
Los Angeles Philharmonic: Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES • Walt Disney Concert Hall • 26 - 28 January 2017
Schoenberg: Accompaniment to a Film Scene
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 14, K. 449
Schoenberg: Piano Concerto
Mozart: Symphony No. 31, K. 297 ("Paris")
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
Los Angeles Philharmonic Website
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||Walt Disney Concert Hall|
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012
Tel: (1) 323 850 20 00
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