You can spot lots of celebrities in Los Angeles, but all pale in comparison our favorite Dutch master Rembrandt Van Rijn who was spotted at the Getty Museum with a few of his closest pals. An exhibit entitled, "Drawings by Rembrandt and his pupils: Telling the difference" hands out lots of backhanded compliments to anybody whose name isn't Rembrandt. "Nice drawing Fritz, but let's see how Rembrandt would have done that..." I'm joking (no i'm not). The show slices and dices the elements of Rembrandt's drawing style so that viewers can clearly see what makes the master so masterful. Some of the most interesting pieces are drawings made by his students and corrected by Rembrandt with some fierce marks. You can tell he was an advocate of 'tough love.'
The Getty Center, btw, is an incredible piece of modernist architecture in and of itself. Designed by Richard Meier, it sits on a hill overlooking Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. You can even bring your own wine and picnic on the museum grounds for free. If you love the Dutch, art, and happen to be in LA between now and February 28, 2010 -- you should probably learn how to draw for realz.