About: Maggie Hughes

I'm currently a graduate intern in Special Collections Cataloging at the Getty Research Institute. I have a bachelor's degree in art history and a master's from the School of Information at the University of Michigan. Previously, I've held positions at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, at the University of Michigan's Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library, and at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. I really like books, old things, and art.

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Posted in Art, Behind the Scenes, Getty Research Institute, Paintings

Treasures from the Vault: Sylvia Sleigh and Lawrence Alloway, Mutual Muses

The Turkish Bath / Sylvia Sleigh
© Estate of Sylvia Sleigh

Intimate relationships visualized: the work and love of Sylvia Sleigh and Lawrence Alloway. More»

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      …”the clarity of the cold carnation of old skin, the creases of the smile, the folds made by the passage of time; the powerful pleating of the forehead…”

      The detail of his wrinkles, blood vessels, and moles is a realistic rendering uncommon in formal portraiture of the time. This was made by a friend.

      Portrait of Louis de Silvestre, about 1753, Maurice-Quentin de la Tour. J. Paul Getty Museum.

      08/31/14

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