In addition to all those freeways, Los Angeles also has plenty of bike paths.
Bike motifs turn up all over the place
Even the bike racks manage to look like amusing bike sculptures.
We also found some interesting spheres in the Veronese exhibition at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) during our recent visit. The bronze instrument above is a 16th-17th century Italian celestial globe, supported by a sculpture of a man.
Nearby there are four paintings by Veronese, showing different navigational devices. On the right below, you can see “Allegory of Navigation with an Armillary Sphere” (1557).
We also liked this huge polyester resin lens, which is in the “50 for 50” exhibition at LACMA. It is by DeWain Valentine and is titled Red Concave Circle. The view through the lens seems to have higher contrast than normal – sort of like an optical Photoshop.
Other circular artworks that we noticed in LACMA included the Giant Pool Balls by Claes Oldenburg above, and the carved spiral detail on a 19th century New Zealand canoe below.
We never miss a chance to visit LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) when we are in LA. So we called in to see the “50 for 50” exhibition during our recent visit. It celebrates the 50th anniversary of the art museum and features 50 highly varied artworks, including Melencolia I by Albrecht Durer which is one of the clues in Dan Brown’s novel “The Lost Symbol”.
We also liked the sculpture “Portrait of a Gentleman” by Bernini.
And these remarkably artistic Californian travel posters.