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Yo-Yo Ma and Ellsworth Kelly, American Greats

Ellsworth Kelly and Yo-Yo Ma attend a reception hosted by the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College
Photo: Rob Strong

Two masters of practice receive the Getty Medal. More»

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Catherine Opie Captures an Intimate Portrait of Elizabeth Taylor

Living Room North View / Catherine Opie
© Catherine Opie, Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin, New York & Hong Kong

An intimate portrait of a Hollywood legend, through her home More»

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Clay Sculptures of Archivists Show the Human Face of Big Data

Brewster Kahle, Jesse Bell, and Jen Kujath from The Internet Archivists series
Brewster Kahle (center), Jesse Bell, and Jen Kujath from The Internet Archivists series, 2009–16, Nuala Creed. Ceramic. Collection of the Internet Archive

Artist Nuala Creed sculpts the people who make the Web. More»

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The Most Influential Southern Art School You Never Heard Of

Black Mountain, Lake Eden / Joseph Fiore
Image courtesy of Asheville Art Museum, Black Mountain College Collection.

At Black Mountain College, avant-garde artists taught students to teach themselves More»

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The Guggenheim and I Are Spirals in a World of Squares

The Guggenheim
The Guggenheim. Photo: David Heald, Copyright The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

The Guggenheim’s divine influence in one writer’s life. More»

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Inside the L.A. Studio of Artist Marnie Weber

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Mash-ups of Getty decorative arts, women, animals—and monsters More»

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Martin Luther King Jr. as Folk Art

MLK Jr. mural at Illa Family Market, 50 Place and S. Vermont Ave., photographed 2004
MLK Jr. mural at Illa Family Market, 50 Place and S. Vermont Ave., photographed 2004

Camilo José Vergara photographs tributes to the civil rights leader on walls across Los Angeles. More»

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Illustrating the World’s Most Notorious Troublemakers

How Raven Brought Light into the World / Philip
How Raven Brought Light into the World by Philip Carerra from his series The Art of Mischief: Illustrating the World’s Most Notorious Troublemakers

Dreamlike illustrations inspired by ancient art and myth. More»

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Getty Salad Garden: Victoria Fu

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Visions of art, visions of salad. More»

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Talking Art and Whimsical Angst with Painter Jenny Doh

In-studio portrait of Jenny Doh
In-studio portrait of Jenny Doh

Artist Jenny Doh talks on the happy + sad things that inspire her work. More»

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      #ThyCaptionBe: Bonnacon

      You captioned this detail. And we’re revealing the full story now.

      Farting unicorn or the origin of “say it, don’t spray it”? It’s actually a magical animal from the Middle Ages…

      Here’s the full story:

      Porcupines have got nothing on this animal’s self-defense!

      According to the medieval bestiary (a kind of animal encyclopedia), the bonnacon is a creature with curled horn, leaving it defenseless against predators. 

      To compensate, it has the ability to aim and eject excrement like a projectile to distances of over 500 feet. Oh yeah, and the dung is burning hot. Doesn’t the bonnacon in this image look just a tad smug?

      #ThyCaptionBe is a celebration of modern interpretations of medieval aesthetics. You guess what the heck is going on, then we myth-bust.

      05/03/16

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