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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      “To paint human beings, and paint them well—that’s the really difficult thing,” — Gustave Courbet

      Courbet’s female nudes shocked critics. He depicted a modern woman in a style referencing classical poses.

      The inscription translated reads “Old man, here’s one to send Saint Beuve if he gives us a hard time!”, a reference to literary historian and critic Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, known for his conservative opinions. 

      07/08/15

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