The Getty Villa in Los Angeles has some amazing Roman artefacts on display. The marble sarcophagus above was made in Athens in about 180-220CE, and is decorated with scenes from the life of Achilles. The Romano-Egyptian sarcophagus below dates from 300-400CE.
And this Romano-Egyptian mummy is from about 120-140CE. They certainly knew how to go in style during the Roman Empire.
While we were in Los Angeles early last month, we visited the Getty Villa. The amazing building is like a real Roman villa, but on a very large and impressive scale. The rooms are filled with Roman antiquities – we’ll show a few highlights in the coming blog entries.
We noticed this statue of a sailor at Elizabeth Quay in Perth. It is by Charles Smith and Joan Walsh-Smith and will eventually be part of the Australian Sailor Monument in Fremantle, honouring all the men and women who have played a role in Australia’s maritime history.
As well as yesterday’s murals, we also spotted plenty of unauthorised art along William Street in Perth. Even the anti-graffiti signs are rather stuck up.
We were in William Street in Perth recently and noticed these murals next to the Turner Gallery. They are from the 2014 PUBLIC mural fest. The one above is by The Yok and Sheryo, and the tigers below are by Jaz.
Nearby we also spotted this neon style Mr Squiggle by Drew Straker.
We were at Perth’s Elizabeth Quay yesterday and stopped to explore this giant walk-through kaleidoscope. On the outside it looks like a glorified shipping container, but step inside and it turns into an amazing hall of mirrors. It’s there until 13 October.
We were in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe recently and stopped to admire this colourful mural, which contains eye-popping leaf patterns and some amusing little birds.
It’s by local artist Robert Jenkins and was painted late last year. You can find it down a side lane running off Napoleon Street.