About: Anne Woollett

I'm curator of paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum, specializing in Dutch and Flemish art. I prepared the installation of Johannes Vermeer, Woman in Blue Reading a Letter and curated the exhibition Drama and Devotion: Heemskerck's Ecce Homo Altarpiece from Warsaw, both currently on view at the Getty Center.

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Getty Voices: The Power of Vermeer

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Vermeer’s newly arrived Woman in Blue Reading a Letter seems calmly at home in our galleries—but introduces a distinctive new presence. More»

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      …”the clarity of the cold carnation of old skin, the creases of the smile, the folds made by the passage of time; the powerful pleating of the forehead…”

      The detail of his wrinkles, blood vessels, and moles is a realistic rendering uncommon in formal portraiture of the time. This was made by a friend.

      Portrait of Louis de Silvestre, about 1753, Maurice-Quentin de la Tour. J. Paul Getty Museum.

      08/31/14

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