About: Ashton Prigge

I'm a second-year undergraduate student at UCLA currently studying art history. After taking Professor Sharon Gerstel’s Byzantine art seminar, I have been completely captivated by the power and splendor of the Byzantine Empire. Outside of academia, I adore my morning coffee and a leisurely brunch.

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Posted in Art, Exhibitions and Installations, Getty Villa

Curators’ Choice: Byzantine Treasures

Pectoral Cross / Greek
Photo © Benaki Museum, Athens

Four treasures not to miss when you visit the Byzantine art exhibition at the Getty Villa. More»

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      Cinco de Mayo celebrates the first battle of Puebla, which the Mexican army won in 1862. This perspective theater commemorates the *second* battle of Puebla in 1863, which ended in the defeat of the Mexican army and set the stage for the brief French rule of Mexico.

      As we peek inside, we find ourselves behind masses of French soldiers moving toward the fort and city of Puebla, which is being defended by a smaller Mexican force.

      Diorama de la prise de Puebla (Diorama of the siege of Puebla), 1863, Guerin-Muller et Cie. Hand-colored lithograph. The Getty Research Institute

      05/05/15

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