About: Insley Julier

I'm a graduate intern in Special Collections Cataloging at the Getty Research Institute. I have worked previously for the Harvard Art Museums Archives and the University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections division. I graduated from the University of British Columbia’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) in May 2011 with a dual Master of Archival Studies (MAS) and Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree.

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Posted in Art, Art & Archives, Getty Research Institute, Paintings

Treasures from the Vault: Luigi Salerno and the Art of Attribution

Natura morta di cucina (Kitchen Still Life) / Cristoforo Munari

The letter pictured here exemplifies the assiduous and learned work of Italian art historian Luigi Salerno (1924–1992), whose archive is now available to researchers. The Luigi Salerno research papers are comprised of research notes, an extensive photographs archive, and correspondence that… More»

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      Gold snake bracelet, worn on the wrist

      Romano-Egyptian, 3rd - 2nd century B.C. 

      Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum

      In the Hellenistic period, gold made available by new territorial conquests flooded the Greek world. 

      Combined with social and economic changes that created a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury, this availability led to an immense outpouring of gold jewelry to meet the demand.

      Here’s a closer view of the detailing of the cross-hatching.

      05/05/16

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