Posted in Art, Manuscripts and Books

Botanical Art Inspired by Renaissance Illuminations

Hoefnagel-Inspired illumination showing a fly and a fuchsia
Hoefnagel-Inspired #4 2014, Denise Walser-Kolar. Watercolor and gouache on calfskin vellum, 4 x 6 in. Courtesy of and © Denise Walser-Kolar

Botanical illuminations inspired by a rare Renaissance book. More»

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Posted in Art, Gardens and Architecture, Manuscripts and Books, Voices

Getty Voices: Renaissance Gardens


A journey through Renaissance gardens and their paradoxes: natural and artificial, sin and salvation, virtue and vice. More»

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Posted in J. Paul Getty Museum, Publications

Please Bless Fido: Leo Politi on Olvera Street

Illustration from Leo Politi's Juanita

Think your pooch is in need of a little divine intervention? Since 1930, Olvera Street has hosted the Blessing of the Animals on the Saturday before Easter. Following a procession led by a flower-laden cow, Cardinal Roger Mahony blessed all… More»

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      Put a Ring on It

      Who wouldn’t want to wear a gold ring featuring the slaying of a Chimaera, a mythological beast with the head and body of a lion, a goat’s head on its back, and a snakes head as a tail. 

      Oh, and it breathes fire. (And was made between 340 - 320 B.C.)


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