exhibitions

Conservation Work Reveals the Hidden Revisions of Pontormo, Italian Renaissance Master
Visitation, 1528–1529, Pontormo (Jacopo Carucci). Oil on wood panel, 70 1/2 x 61 7/16 in. Parrocchia di San Michele Arcangelo a Carmignano (Prato). Su concessione della Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la Città Metropolitana di Firenze e per le Province di Pistoia e Prato. Photo © Antonio Quattrone, Florence

Conservation Work Reveals the Hidden Revisions of Pontormo, Italian Renaissance Master

Study and treatment of a Renaissance altarpiece reveals new details about the artist’s working method, as well as his brilliant colors

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Confronting Power and Violence in the Renaissance Nude
Venus Rising from the Sea (Venus Anadyomene), about 1520, Titian. Oil on canvas, 29 13/16 × 22 11/16 in. National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by HM Government (hybrid arrangement) and allocated to the Scottish National Gallery, with additional funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation), and the Scottish Executive, 2003

Confronting Power and Violence in the Renaissance Nude

The Renaissance origins of the male gaze.

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Sex, Power, and Violence in the Renaissance Nude
Danaë, 1530, Correggio (Antonio Allegri). Oil on canvas; 74 3/16 × 86 13/16 × 4 1/2 in. Galleria Borghese, Ministero dei Beni e delle attività culturali e del Turismo

Sex, Power, and Violence in the Renaissance Nude

A new exhibition asks difficult questions about sex, violence, and beauty in Renaissance art.

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Handling a Cosmic Book Object
The Philosopher’s Stone, 1992, Barbara Fahrner and Daniel Kelm. Cardboard, steel pins, colored ink, pencil, watercolor, approximately 6 × 8 × 6 in. The Getty Research Institute, 94-B18918. © Barbara Fahrner and Daniel E. Kelm

Handling a Cosmic Book Object

Inside a book that is also a puzzle.

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A Dog’s Life, from Kyoto to Versailles
Pictured on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum: (background) Dog-shaped Box on a Low Table, Japanese, Edo period, late 17th-mid-18th century, lacquer. Musée national des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon

A Dog’s Life, from Kyoto to Versailles

The dramatic journey of a little dog-shaped box.

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