About: David Saunders and Annelisa Stephan

David Saunders I’m assistant curator in the Department of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum and co-curator of Apollo from Pompeii: Investigating an Ancient Bronze. In 2009 I curated The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani at the Getty Villa. I'm currently developing exhibitions on Aphrodite and on a group of large South Italian vases that were restored in the 19th century. Exhibitions aside, my main research interests lie with ancient Greek vase-painting and iconography. Annelisa Stephan I'm senior Web writer/editor at the J. Paul Getty Trust and editor of The Iris. What does a Web editor do all day? She writes, creates, revises, and nitpicks text, photos, videos, and other fun stuff so that it's as interesting, accurate, and easy to find as possible, whether here on the blog, on our online exhibitions, in our visitor section, in our e-Getty newsletter (sign up!), on our Flickr stream or Museum Facebook page, or wherever else you might be looking for it.

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Chiurazzi Bronzes, from Pompeii to Malibu

Replica of a Roman bronze sculpture of Apollo as an Archer in the ruins of Pompeii
Replica of a Roman bronze sculpture of Apollo as an Archer in the ruins of Pompeii

The two bronze statues at the heart of the current Getty Villa exhibition Apollo from Pompeii: Investigating an Ancient Bronze—set to close September 12—may look rather familiar if you’ve traveled to Pompeii or seen it in pictures. For as you… More»

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      Satan and his skeleton minions enjoying the afterlife.

      Playfully staged, the series seems purely humorous—until you learn when and why they were made. These skeletons’ rowdy antics were a clever form of political satire.

      —Curator Mazie Harris on Skeletons Carousing in Hell

      10/31/14

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