About: Tim Hart

I'm head of market research at the J. Paul Getty Trust. I track and evaluate Web traffic and conduct surveys, usability studies, and focus groups. Collecting data and analyzing it is an occupational hazard; once you start it's hard to stop. I caught myself asking my four-year-old if she liked chocolate cake because it was chocolate or because I made it. Her look said it all: "Really, Dad?" If pressed, I'm sure I could quantify why I'd rather be surfing, or hiking, or playing poker, or just hanging with my wife and kids.

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Posted in Art, J. Paul Getty Museum

Justice, Vengeance, Crime, Love, and Van Gogh

Justice and Divine Vengeance Pursuing Crime, Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, about about 1805–06

Which art objects on the Getty Museum’s website are most popular? The answers might surprise you—or perhaps confirm what you’ve always suspected about the Internet.

Over the past year, three objects have vied for the top spot, each for different reasons. 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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