Painted menagerie

May 18, 2007 at 6:07 am 3 comments

Oudry’s Painted Menagerie is an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum showcasing paintings by Jean-Baptiste Oudry, an influential court painter of animals and landscapes in the late 18th century.

Oudry’s animals, hunt scenes, and landscapes brought him to the attention and admiration of Louis XV. Most of the animal portraits on display feature specimens from the King’s menagerie at Versailles. One of the best known works is a life-sized painting of Clara, the rhinoceros who toured Europe in the mid-1700s.

Visit this link to view some of the paintings online, and to play Menagerie Switch, a test of your powers of observation.

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Entry filed under: art, sites to see.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. dailypiglet  |  May 22, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    that site is awesome, love the Menagerie Switch. on the first game i got 24 out of 25 in 319 seconds. i noticed that in the last two i was slower to see the differences.

    thanks for sharing this one 🙂

    Reply
  • 2. dailypiglet  |  May 22, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    p.s. i should add that i was playing the “not so hard” one 🙂

    Reply
  • 3. icedmocha  |  May 23, 2007 at 8:29 am

    It’s a rather fun game, isn’t it?

    Reply

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