About: Francesca Albrezzi

I’m the research assistant to Murtha Baca, head of Digital Art History at the Getty Research Institute. Within the Digital Mellini project, I’ve served as a project manager, data integrator, and art historical researcher. I’m continuing to collaborate and assist in the production of the Scholars’ Workspace and its individual projects. As a PhD student in the department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, my work involves looking at technology as it shapes culture today, particularly in the discipline and practice of art history, through the lens of Culture and Performance Studies, as well as through other various theoretical frameworks.

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Creating “Getty Scholars’ Workspace”: Lessons from the Digital Humanities Trenches

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Getty Scholars’ Workspace, an online collaborative working environment, is taking shape at the Getty Research Institute. Lessons from the pilot project. More»

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      everyartisthasabday:

      Botticelli’s Mystical Nativity was hidden for many centuries. Once found, it earned its name from both the unusual Nativity symbolism and Greek inscription at the top.

      Boticelli believed he was living through the Tribulation, which is clear in the mysterious inscription:

      This picture, at the end of the year 1500, in the troubles of Italy, I Alessandro, in the half-time after the time, painted, according to the eleventh chapter of Saint John, in the second woe of the Apocalypse, during the release of the devil for three-and-a-half years; then he shall be bound in the twelfth chapter and we shall see [him buried] as in this picture.

      It is the only surviving work with his signature.

      03/02/15

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