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“The Heal” has bite at the Getty Villa

“The Heal” has bite at the Getty Villa

Getting off on the wrong foot “The Heal” is under the open skies at the Getty Villa by Bondo Wyszpolski If you’re going to retitle “Philoctetes,” the drama that Sophocles wrote in 409 BC, “The Heal” is a better choice than most because it loudly suggests “heel,” which not only refers to the back part […]

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Real and replica at the Getty Villa

Real and replica at the Getty Villa

Back to the beginning Originals meet the replicas in the Getty Villa’s “Buried by Vesuvius” by Bondo Wyszpolski Few of us will have the experience of digging a well in our backyard which leads to the unearthing of an entire seaside estate. But that’s sort of what happened in 1750 when well diggers were stopped […]

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Inspired by Plato, art at the Getty Villa

Inspired by Plato, art at the Getty Villa

Poking the brain, but forgetting the heart “Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists’ Vision” at the Getty Villa – a review by Bondo Wyszpolski Why Plato? If Western philosophy is a drainage canal, Plato sits at the source and what he has deposited flows down the long meandering stream, to be joined by the conceptual droppings […]