About: Michael J. Ripps

I studied history at the Universities of Virginia and Cambridge and later read art history at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and the University of Oxford. My doctoral thesis (Oxford), which I defended in the fall of 2010, examined the trade in 17th-century Dutch pictures in the period 1882 to 1914. I'm currently affiliated with the J. Paul Getty Museum's Paintings Department (through May 2012), where I'm assisting in preparations for the Museum's online catalog.

Posts by Michael J.

Posted in Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Paintings

Anatomy of a Horse Painting

The Piebald Horse / Paulus Potter

In George Stubbs’s Brood Mares and Foals, which arrived at the Museum in October as a temporary anonymous loan, horses are sympathetically portrayed within the bucolic landscape of the English countryside. The overriding mood is idyllic, as a small coterie… More»

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      Today is the Feast Day of St. Gabriel, aka the Archangel that brought Mary the news of her pregnancy.

      He’s also the patron saint of messengers and communications workers. 

      The Annunciation, about 1240, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
      The Annunciation, about 1660-1665, Godfried Schalcken. J. Paul Getty Museum.
      Bust of an Angel, 1609, Hendrick Goltzius. J. Paul Getty Museum.
      The Annunciation, about 1025 - 1050, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.

      09/29/14

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