From October 4 until January 1, the J. Paul Getty Museum will feature drawings by Rembrandt van Rijn, Ferdinand Bol, and Abraham Bloemaert in the ‘Drawing: The Art of Change’ exhibition. More than any other medium, drawing conveys the evolution of artistic ideas with great immediacy. Drawing sheets often bear traces; crossed-out lines, repositioned figures, cut and pasted forms, of an artist’s change of mind during the creative process. The works in this exhibition, all came from the Getty’s permanent collection and showcase the crucial role revision plays in artistic practice. Alongside international Great Masters such as da Vinci, Rubens, and Tintoretto, three Dutch painters were chosen to be part of ‘Drawing: The Art of Change’.
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance. To fulfill this mission, the Museum continues to build its collections through purchase and gifts, and develops programs of exhibitions, publications, scholarly research, public education, and the performing arts that engage our diverse local and international audiences. All of these activities are enhanced by the uniquely evocative architectural and garden settings provided by the Museum’s two renowned venues: the Getty Villa and the Getty Center.