A disembodied hand is all that remains of a once-mighty emblem of royal power.Read More
Author: Anne-Lise Desmas
I am senior curator and department head of sculpture and decorative arts. I specialize in European sculpture before 1900, with emphasis on French and Italian sculpture of the seventeenth and eighteen centuries.
This Cupid once decorated a king’s love nest.Read More
A nude mythological sculpture provides a preview to a Bouchardon moment at the Getty.Read More
This Renaissance sculpture stars in a French biopic.Read More
Two pieces brought out from storage complete the story of the Judgment of Paris in a new installation at the Getty Center.Read More
Conservators, mount makers, and preparators work to install a small group of statuettes.Read More