About: Valerie Tu

My name is Valerie, and I'm fresh out of UC Berkeley, with a brain full of art history and theater and a heart full of backstage shenanigans, cookie recipes, and purposely awful poems. Strangers describe me as a complete nerd (no Big Bang Theory comparisons, please!) while my friends are more familiar with me as a "nerd poseur." Willingly, and delusionally, a stage manager, I am primarily fueled by techie talk and sweets. On any given day, you can probably find me tracking down actors, playing with a light board, watching Doctor Who, or reading Wikipedia pages about movies.

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Posted in Behind the Scenes, Getty Villa, J. Paul Getty Museum, Voices

Getty Voices: Backstage at the Villa

AV staff setting up the tech booth in the Getty Villa's Outdoor Classical Theater, July 2, 2013.
AV staff setting up the tech booth in the Outdoor Classical Theater, July 2, 2013.

What does it take create live theater? Art, creativity, plotting, paperwork, energy, love, and tears. Plus lots of caffeine. More»

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      The Perfect Male Form?

      This bronze sculpture is a copy of an ancient Roman marble statue known as the Belvedere Antinous, long considered one of the most beautiful statues to survive from antiquity. Engravings of the statue were used as models in the study of perfect body proportions.

      The bronze was once owned by Louis XIV, who purchased bronze replicas of ancient sculptures to enhance his kingly magnificence.

      A Bronze God for the Sun King

      Belvedere Antinous, about 1630, attributed to Pietro Tacca. Bronze. The J. Paul Getty Museum.

      Plate 11 in Gérard Audran, Proportions of the human body, measured from the most beautiful sculptures of antiquity, 1683. The Getty Research Institute

      07/05/15

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