What's New

←Prev Next→

Kate Berlant

Comedian Kate Berlant Answers Our Questions about Inspiration

Fun with grotesque faces. More»

The Rejection of Joachim and Anna’s Offering, leaf from a book of hours, about 1410–30, attributed to the Rohan Master or immediate circle. Tempera colors and gold on parchment, 10 ¼ x 7 5/16 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 112, recto

Medieval Mysteries: Considering a Recent Acquisition

A manuscript page bursting with art historical mysteries. More»

Studies of Christ’s Loincloth / Master of the Coburg Roundels

Depicting the Sacred through Fabric

What is this unusual drawing all about? More»

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry virtual exhibition

Medieval Manuscripts and Digital Curation

From tasty to terrifying, three virtual exhibits explore the wealth of illuminated manuscripts. More»

Creusa Receiving the Burning Jewelry from Medea, detail of illuminated manuscript, ca 1415. J. Paul Getty Museum

Potions and Poisons: Classical Ancestors of the Wicked Witch, Part 2

Meet the formidable proto-witch, Medea. More»

    Featured Story

    #GettyInspired pomegranates / Sarah Ferone

    Be Part of #GettyInspired

    A new website for finding and sharing inspiration. More»

    • Facebook

    • Twitter

    • Tumblr

      • photo from Tumblr

        Wanna manna?

        God rained down manna (bread from heaven) on Moses and the hungry Israelites on their journey out of Egypt. 

        Described as white “like coriander seed” and tasting “like wafers made with honey,” manna was both physical and spiritual nourishment and a sign that God was watching over the Jews.

        In this image, the Israelites around Moses bend down to hurriedly collect manna, which the Bible says melted in the sunlight.


    • Flickr