Grand Design 17th-Century French Drawings

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 - Sunday, May 1st, 2022

The visual arts flourished in 17th-century France during a period known as the Grand Siècle or "great age." Presenting works from the Getty collection made by French draftsmen across the century, this exhibition includes drawings made for many different purposes: designs for ceiling paintings, altarpieces, sculptures, and prints; sketches made outdoors; and academic studies drawn in the studio. Together they testify to an era of intellectual striving, courtly splendor, and violent political upheaval.

Daily 10am – 5:30pm

Free admission

Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive

Los Angeles, CA

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Grand Design 17th-Century French Drawings