The Destruction of Pharaoh’s Host, 1836, John Martin. Watercolor and oil paint with brown ink and scraping out on paper. The J. Paul Getty Museum

John Martin: A New Acquisition

GETTY CENTER

Daily, through October 6

West Pavilion, Plaza Level


Free | No ticket required


This single-work display showcases the Getty’s recently acquired Destruction of Pharaoh’s Host by the English Romantic artist, John Martin (1789–1854). The installation explores this fascinating drawing and highlights Martin’s connection to Los Angeles, namely the artist’s influence on generations of Hollywood movie makers, including Cecil B. DeMille and Ray Harryhausen.


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