About: Sarah Waldorf

Greetings! I'm a social media coordinator in the Getty's web group. What does this mean? Basically, I stir up trouble and insist we generate new and challenging content for web. I'd like to continue the flow of ideas and creativity from the individual to the museum to the web.

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#GettyCloser to Art Behind the Scenes

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Calling all art nerds for our next behind-the-scenes tweetup. More»

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Holiday Lights at the Getty Center through January 3

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Get sparkly with us this winter with special starry light projections, free hot cider, and luminous exhibitions. More»

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Mikiko Hara Answers Your Questions about Photography

Mikiko with her camera in front of her photograph on view in In Focus: Tokyo
Mikiko with her camera in front of her photograph on view in In Focus: Tokyo

10 questions for Japanese street photographer Mikiko Hara. More»

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Beyond Mikiko Hara’s Viewfinder

Untitled (Is As It), negative 1996; print about 2007, Mikiko Hara. Chromogenic print. 14 x 14 inches. J. Paul Getty Museum. Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Mikiko Hara

Why do Mikiko Hara’s photographs look so familiar? More»

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Peter Paul Rubens Unrolls in L.A.

It's almost up!
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See how Peter Paul Rubens’s enormous tapestries were installed at the Getty. More»

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Fall 2014 at the Getty

The Devil’s Bagpipes, lithograph in Kartinki—voina russkikh s nemtsami, 1914.
The Devil’s Bagpipes, lithograph in Kartinki—voina russkikh s nemtsami, 1914.

What’s coming up this fall? Too much to miss. More»

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Never-Ending Summer in the Central Garden

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Long live summer. More»

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Posted in Antiquities, Art, Manuscripts and Books, Paintings, Sculpture and Decorative Arts

Whale Tales and Sea Monsters

Venus on the Waves (detail), 1769, Francois Boucher. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Venus on the Waves (detail), 1769, Francois Boucher. J. Paul Getty Museum.

What is worse than a shark? Oh, that’s right. A lot. More»

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3D Scanning Meets Ancient Art

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Ancient art is the subject of a 3D scanning pilot at the Getty Museum. More»

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Summer in the Getty Garden

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Summer is heating up with color in the Central Garden. More»

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      ROSE

      This milky pink boomed into popularity because of a marketing ploy, a mistress, and its ambiguous origins.

      In an effort to compete with the renowned Meissen porcelain factory, the French Sèvres manufactory recruited the glamorous Madame de Pompadour (mistress to King Louis XV). Like a smart sponsorship deal, Sèvres gave her all the porcelain she requested. 

      Introduced in 1757, this rich pink exploded on the scene thanks to favoritism by Madame Pompadour herself. 

      The glaze itself had a weird history. To the Europeans it looked Chinese, and to the Chinese it was European. It was made based on a secret 17th-century glassmaker’s technique, involving mixing glass with flecks of gold.

      For more on colors and their often surprising histories, check out The Brilliant History of Color in Art.

      12/19/14

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