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Review- Hope Springs Eternal: “Manet and Modern Beauty at the Getty Center”

Édouard Manet French, 1832 – 1883 Flowers in a Crystal Vase, about 1882 Oil on canvas Unframed: 32.7 × 24.5 cm (12 7/8 × 9 5/8 in.) National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection,1970.17.37 Image courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington EX.2019.3.100  Hope Springs Eternal:   Manet and Modern Beauty at the Getty Center  by    Leticia Marie Sanchez                                                                                                                           October 8, 2019 to January 12, 2020 Manet and Modern Beauty at the Getty Center is a MUST-SEE exhibit, not only due to the abundant works on view

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This weekend’s MUST SEE- “20th Century Highlights” at Christie’s Beverly Hills

  Culture Lovers, do NOT miss a Cultural Cocktail that blends a dash of David Hockney, a fizz of Frank Stella, and blend of Basquiat. Shaken, Not Stirred. A thrilling artistic experience featuring the works of artists including: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jonas Wood, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol to Balthus, Man Ray, Georgia O’Keefe and Fernand Leger. You will have a chance to view highlights from the Post- War and Contemporary, Impressionist and Modern and American Art sales, ahead of major New York auctions in May. Together, the exhibition encompasses over $120 million worth of art and represent various collections, including those of S.I. Newhouse and Drue Heinz. Christie’s welcomes all to the exhibition free of admission. CCH selected this as a MUST SEE experience, because when else do you have the chance to view (in one space)

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This week in LA

  Hiking the Poppy Reserve in Lancaster this week, March 2019 “Through the dancing poppies stole a breeze, most softly lulling to my soul.” John Keats All Photography  © 2019 Leticia Marie Sanchez  

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On A Winter Walk at Descanso Gardens

On A Winter Walk at Descanso Gardens Photography  © 2019 Leticia Marie Sanchez “Each moment of the year has its own beauty,” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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CCH Interviews the Getty’s “Miraculous Encounters” curator Davide Gasparotto, about a Pontormo art mystery!!

Cultural Cocktail Hour is a registered trademark    Giorgio Vasari is pretty much the world’s first famous art historian. He was in the circle of Michelangelo, Pontormo,  Andrea del Sarto, and other world-class artists. Vasari book Lives of the Artists, first published in 1550, lays the foundation for art historical writing. Yet despite writing extensively about Pontormo, Vasari never once mentioned Pontormo’s resplendent painting, The Visitation. Why not? Once having viewed this mesmerizing painting, it would be impossible to forget it. Yet Vasari ignored it completely. Some have speculated that since Pontormo painted it during a historic siege, there may have been political reasons for the mysterious omission. At the time Vasari’s patron, the Medici Duke was an adversary of Bartolommeo Pinadori, the patron for Pontormo’s “Visitation.” Cultural Cocktail Hour’s Editor-In-Chief Leticia Marie Sanchez asks Davide Gasparatto, Senior Curator at the

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“Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters”- A MUST SEE exhibit at the Getty Center

“Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters” A MUST SEE Exhibit at the Getty Center By Leticia Marie Sanchez Organized by the Getty Museum in conjunction with the Gallerie degli Uffizi in Florence and the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, “Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters” is curated by Getty Museum Senior Curator of Paintings, Davide Gasparotto and Bruce Edelstein, coordinator of graduate programs and advanced research at NYU Florence. The paintings and drawings presented in the exhibition were created by Jacopo Pontormo between 1528 and 1530, during an intense historical period. Battles between Florentine Republican forces and the Medici family in 1527 resulted in a siege. Incredibly, all three Pontormo paintings in the exhibit were painted during this tumultuous time, when Mannerist painter Jacopo Pontormo bravely remained in Florence to guard his home. The opportunity to see the Visitation is somewhat of a miracle, not only because it’s

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This week in LA: Christie’s Preview of Old Masters Sale

Christie’s Preview of Old Masters sale including Masterworks from The Estate of Lila and Herman Shickman and an Important Private Collection Christie’s Los Angeles 336 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 VIEWING January 10–16 Weekdays: 10am – 6pm Saturday: 12pm – 4pm Sunday: Closed Angelenos have a chance to preview works from the estate of Lila and Herman Shickman, in advance of an Old Master sale in New York in May. A prominent art dealer of the 20th century, Herman Shickman fled Nazi Germany and moved to New York where he dealt Old Master works on paper and still life paintings. Until he retired in 2003, Shickman ran his eponymous gallery on New York’s Upper East Side. Juan van der Hamen y León’s Still Life with Flowers and Fruit is expected become the most expensive Spanish still life ever auctioned. For more information, please

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This weekend’s highlight- at the Colburn School: Met Opera Auditions Western Region Finals

Metropolitan Opera National Council 2019 WESTERN REGION FINALS Sunday, January 13, 2019 1 P.M. THE COLBURN SCHOOL 200 So. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 TICKETS – Reserve Seating — $40 To order tickets please contact Molly Siefert email: mollywsiefert@gmail.com  phone: 626.437.5944 The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions is a program designed to discover promising young opera singers and assist in the development of their careers. Notable past winners include: Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Deborah Voigt, and Sondra Radvanovsky Photography  © 2018 Leticia Marie Sanchez

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This weekend in LA: CCH Highlight- Zubin Mehta, Yefim Bronfman, and Brahms

  This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail recipe includes  a splash of Zubin Mehta, a dash of Yefim Bronfman , and 2 Oz. of Brahms Enjoy! Former LA Phil director Zubin Mehta returns to conduct the music that started his tenure with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the age of 24: Brahms! Thurs. Dec 13th 8:00 P.M Brahms Symphony No. 1 Friday Dec 14th 8:00 P.M Brahms Symphony No. 1 Saturday Dec 15th 8:00 P.M Brahms Symphony No. 2 Sun Dec 16th 2:oo P.M Brahms Symphony No. 2 Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 S. Grand Ave. LA, CA USA 90012 (323) 850-2000 http://www.laphil.com/ Zubin Mehta Toast at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Opening Night on December 6, 1964. Photo Credit: LA Philharmonic Archives

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This weekend in LA: Holiday Open House at the Pasadena Museum of History

Pasadena Museum of History Holiday Open House  Sunday 12/9 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  The perfect Cultural Cocktail of Music, Visual Treats, and a Family Craft in a Beaux-Arts style Pasadena Cultural Heritage landmark. Performances by the Ad Hoc Consort throughout the afternoon. The costumed musicians will perform on a variety period instruments including the Viola da braccio and the Oud, an early form of what became the Lute; and a 16th century German Serpent horn. In addition to the music the event will include: refreshments, a family craft, and a visit to the exhibition Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960. 470 W. Walnut Street Pasadena, CA 91103 626.577.1660  All Photography from a prior Holiday Open House © 2018 Leticia Marie Sanchez                   Photo Below: Children’s Craft Station at the Pasadena Museum of History’s Holiday

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