Eighteenth-Century Pastel Portraits
Daily, through October 13, 2019
The Getty Center
Free | No ticket required
Pastels—dry, satiny colors, manufactured in sticks of every hue—enjoyed a surge in popularity during the eighteenth century, becoming, for a time, the medium of choice for European portraiture. This display of pastels from the permanent collection explores the specific physical properties that made this medium so appealing to eighteenth-century portraitists and their patrons.
9 am–5 pm,7 days a week