The Bay of Naples from Palazzo Sessa, 1791, Giovanni Battista Lusieri. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

The Bumpy Road to Beautiful Italy


Harold M. Williams Auditorium

With one eye on the practicalities and perils of travel in Italy in past centuries, Julian Brooks, senior curator of drawings at the Getty, discusses some of the works of art made by visitors to the country, and how they responded to—and fueled—the lure of Italy.

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