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Initial L: The Nativity, Master B. F., about 1542–45. Archivio Storico Civico e Biblioteca Trivulziana, Milan
Corale A, fol. 33 (© Comune di Milano. All rights reserved.)

Parallel Exhibitions on Renaissance Courts

Los Angeles and Milan host parallel exhibitions of illuminated manuscripts. More»

Jacquelyn Clements

Grad Intern Diary: Jacquelyn Clements

Studying Greece’s enchanting landscape. More»

Vincent Beltran uses a microfading tester on a tapestry from the Getty Museum’s collection

Conservation Tools: The Microfading Tester

Measuring color changes in light-sensitive works of art. More»

Facade of the Church of the Invalides / Pierre Lepautre after Jules Hardouin-Mansart

Louis XIV’s Golden Dome

A rare print for the dome of the Invalides in Paris reflects Louis XIV’s ambitions to make Paris “a new European center of architectural magnificence.” More»

Family enjoying Garden Concerts for Kids at the Getty

Summer Family Fun at the Getty

Free summer activities for kids and parents at the Getty Center and Getty Villa More»

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    Hoefnagel-Inspired illumination showing a fly and a fuchsia

    Botanical Art Inspired by Renaissance Illuminations

    Botanical illuminations inspired by a rare Renaissance book. 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


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