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Rembrandt at 18

The Unconscious Patient (Allegory of the Sense of Smell) (detail), about 1624–25, Rembrandt van Rijn. Oil on panel, 8 1/2 × 7 in.; with later additions, 12 1/2 × 10 in. Image courtesy of The Leiden Collection, New York
The Unconscious Patient (Allegory of the Sense of Smell) (detail), about 1624–25, Rembrandt van Rijn. Oil on panel, 8 1/2 × 7 in.; with later additions, 12 1/2 × 10 in. Image courtesy of The Leiden Collection, New York

A newly rediscovered Rembrandt represents the artist’s earliest work. More»

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A Tour of the “Triumph of Bacchus”

Monkey and camel in a tapestry of the Triumph of Bacchus
Monkey and camel in a tapestry of the Triumph of Bacchus. Tapestry courtesy Le Mobilier National. Photo: Amelia Brown

Bacchus and his retinue cavort inside a monumental tapestry More»

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Eight Reasons to Look Forward to Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Marie Orensanz, Limitada, 1978, Photograph, edition 1 of 5, 13 3/4 x 19 11/16 in. (35 x 50 cm), Courtesy of the artist.
© Marie Orensanz

A peek at what’s in store in 2017. More»

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Free Art Wallpapers to Celebrate #MuseumWeek

Vincent van Gogh's Irises as an iPhone background.
Vincent van Gogh's "Irises" makes for a beautiful wallpaper! Irises, 1889, Vincent van Gogh. Oil on canvas.

Van Gogh your devices. More»

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Weaving Tapestry: A Family Tradition

Yadin Larochette at work in the exhibition Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV
Yadin Larochette at work in the exhibition Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV

A weaver reveals the thrill of fiber and loom More»

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Robert Mapplethorpe, My Greatest Boss

Robert Mapplethorpe / English
Robert Mapplethorpe, 1987, Brian English. Courtesy of and © Brian English

Brian English recalls Robert Mapplethorpe as boss, artist, and person. More»

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For Art History, Generosity Is the Real Power of the Internet

Amy Martin during a visit to the Getty
Amy Martin during a visit to the Getty

An art historian and blogger talks about open-access, the Baroque, and 17th-century executions More»

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One Artist, Two Museums, Many Interpretations

Self-Portrait / Mapplethorpe
Gift of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

A preview of Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium. More»

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The Metamorphoses of Danaë: From Venal to Virtuous to Voluptuous Woman

Danae / Gentileschi
Danaë, 1621–23, Orazio Gentileschi. Oil on canvas, 63 5/8 x 89 1/4 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2016.6. Photo courtesy of Sotheby's

Modest maiden or lascivious lover? More»

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A Night at the Museum: Getty/USC Game Jam Is Back

Getty Game Jam 2016

USC students game the Getty. More»

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      Gold snake bracelet, worn on the wrist

      Romano-Egyptian, 3rd - 2nd century B.C. 

      Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum

      In the Hellenistic period, gold made available by new territorial conquests flooded the Greek world. 

      Combined with social and economic changes that created a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury, this availability led to an immense outpouring of gold jewelry to meet the demand.

      Here’s a closer view of the detailing of the cross-hatching.

      05/05/16

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