Did you know that artists used pig bladders to carry paint before tubes were invented, that the gold leaf used to gild paintings and manuscripts was made by pounding a coin into thin sheets, or that 18th-century fashion designers used… More»
The Getty Research Institute’s galleries are finally open!
Christening the new gallery and expanded exhibition space, Connecting Seas: A Visual History of Discoveries and Encounters maps cross-continent adventures, cultural misunderstandings, storytelling and exploration from a time where ocean travel was the primary means by which people and knowledge circulated.
Chinese objects exhibited at the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, London 1851. Getty Research Institute.
Kwan-ko-dzu-setsu: a history of Japanese antiquities, the ceramic part, part VII, Ninagawa Noritane, 1880. Getty Research Institute.
Painting on Silk of a Crane. Getty Research Institute.