About: Isabella Lores-Chavez

I’m currently a senior at Yale, studying art history. Though my scholarly focus is Robert Rauschenberg and the American 1950s, my interests range widely from Dürer to Velazquez to Cézanne. As an avid writer, I’ve loved the chance to contribute to the Getty’s blog! It’s great to be home in L.A. for the summer, in the company of family, friends, Mexican food, and the amazing art collections L.A. has to offer.

Posts by Isabella

Posted in Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Paintings

A Portrait of Venice Unmasked

The Painter in His Studio / Pietro Longhi

The life of a painting can be pretty unpredictable. Some are constantly on the move, reaching different parts of the world as they travel through time. When I started at the Getty as an intern, I had only recently returned… More»

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      Princess Leia hair is so totally 300 A.D.

      A proto-Princess Leia emerges from this 1,700-year-old terracotta lamp created in North Africa. 

      We may have Roman North Africa to thank for the famous Leia hairstyle, as this braided look appears on depictions of women in ancient artworks from this region, such as the terracotta lamp (left) at the Getty and the marble sculpture (right) at the Met.

      09/04/15

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