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Farewell to Clara: Exhibition and Blog Close Today

Oudry's Painted Menagerie closed today, and we bid Clara and the other exotic and elegant beasts a fond farewell. We will not be regularly updating this blog, but all existing posts will continue to be accessible here at www.getty.edu/oudry.

We hope you enjoyed Clara-mania as much as we did in this summer of the beast. Feel free to leave a comment or e-mail us your thoughts. To see what else is on at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa, check out our current exhibitions listings.

Oudry's Mystery

I have been investigating the paintings in Oudry's Painted Menagerie for the artist-at-work demonstration series this summer at the Getty Center and have just completed a study of Oudry's Male Leopard...

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Last Two Days to See Clara the Rhino

Don't miss it—the final weekend of Oudry's Painted Menagerie. Bid a farewell to Clara before she gets back in her crate for her next stop...

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With the Elegance of Courtiers: Oudry's Graceful Animals

For me, one of the most revealing aspects of this fascinating exhibition were the many "Claras" in porcelain and other precious materials that brought up the last segment of the great animal parade. Witty and endlessly inventive, they called me to notice the decorative aspects of the animals in Oudry's paintings and drawings as well...

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Painting Oudry

I have been studying Oudry's painting and drawing methods both for my own research as a painter and as part of the Artist-At-Work Demonstration series that I have had the opportunity to present at the Getty Museum this summer. One drawing in particular pulls everyone in...

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