Peek inside the closed galleries with the curator on video.Read More
All Posts by Julian Brooks
I'm senior curator of drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum, particularly looking after Italian, Spanish, and British works (they're all fairly well-behaved). My own drawing talents are very limited, though I scratch away with a pencil every now and then as an exercise in self-humiliation. Chocolate sustains me through the day. Although I'm English (and even educated at Oxford, so I wear a lot of tweed), I adore California. My accent has softened somewhat, and the Ts have turned to Ds; I now say "Geddy" instead of "Getty."
A chance discovery within an Andrea del Sarto panel.Read More
I find auctions terrifying. Mesmerizing, but terrifying. When a major early Renaissance portrait drawing came up for auction at Sotheby’s in New York a... Read More
I never expected to witness an evening combining British artists Aubrey Beardsley and Thomas Girtin, goth-rocker Marilyn Manson, Ugly Betty, six contemporary American poets,... Read More
Now that the Leonardo exhibition has closed, as co-curator—along with Anne-Lise Desmas, associate curator in the Department of Sculpture and the Decorative Arts—I can... Read More