missjunebug sees clearly that for her and many others it’s all about the glass at the Getty Villa. The glass and the tiny skeleton!! Molten Glass of ancient times is truly an awesome thing.
Yes, the urns are gorgeous in their understated blacks and oranges and reds and whites, telling stories of the Trojan War. Yes, the statuary of animals, gods, emperors, and even a few everyday peeps Â are well, statuesque! Yes, the grounds are exquisite replete with meticulously groomed herb gardens, fanciful fountains, and shapely trees.
But nothing comes close to the wonder of ancient glass on display in a little room on the 2nd floor at the Getty Villa! Delicate, frothy, molded, mosaic, milky, crystal clear, striped, sparkly, multi-colored yellows, greens, blues, golds, and reds swirled like ribbon candy from a Christmas stocking!
Delicious eye candy! Amazing ancient artisans! Take a look: