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#Victorian Pose

Show Us Your #VictorianPose

Look judgy and flash your monocle! The #VictorianPose sweepstakes is here. More»

Statue of Tiberius in the Men's gallery at the Getty Villa / Roman
Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei – Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Laboratorio di Conservazione e Restauro

If Statues Could Talk…

There’s a new emperor in town—an 8-foot-tall bronze Tiberius, to be exact. More»

Tom Learner and Alan Phenix of the Getty Conservation Institute with Jackson Pollock's Mural

Letting Jackson Pollock’s “Mural” Speak for Itself

“It was time to do something.” Jackson Pollock’s Mural, conserved. More»

Women from Zanzibar, plate 40 / Edouard Foa

Photographs of Africa from the Late 1800s

Six albums by French explorer Edouard Foà reveal African society at the turn of the 20th century. More»

Landscape architect's rendering of the Getty Center display at the Philadelphia Flower Show

Miniature Getty Center Opens in Philadelphia

A landscape designer creates a mini-Getty Center in flowers. More»

    Getty Voices

    First-person perspectives from the Getty community.

    Yakubu Al Hasan, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana from the series Permanent Error / Pieter Hugo
    Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Pieter Hugo

    Portraits of Africa, from Colonization to E-Waste | Getty Voices

    A curator of "Connecting Seas" at the Getty Research Institute explores the work of two photographers who portray the legacy of colonialism. More»

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    The Scent of Love: Ancient Perfumes

    Make your own sexy scents inspired by the recipes of the ancients. More»

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        From you have I been absent in the spring,
        When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
        Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
        That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him,
        Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
        Of different flowers in odor and in hue,
        Could make me any summer’s story tell,
        Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew.
        Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
        Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
        They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
        Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
        Yet seemed it winter still, and, you away,
        As with your shadow I with these did play.

        —William Shakespeare, born April 23, 1564

        Vase of Flowers (detail), 1722, Jan van Huysum. The J. Paul Getty Museum

        04/23/14

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