J. Paul Getty Museum

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An Introduction to the Drunken Satyr, A Rare Roman Bronze Being Studied and Conserved at the Getty Villa
J. Paul Getty Museum conservator William Shelley and preparator Rita Gomez assure the sculpture’s arrival in the Getty Villa conservation studios. Drunken Satyr, 1st century BC–1st century AD, Roman. Bronze, 137 cm high. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, inv. 5628. Reproduced by agreement with the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities and Tourism. National Archaeological Museum of Naples – Restoration Office. Photo: Sarah Waldorf

An Introduction to the Drunken Satyr, A Rare Roman Bronze Being Studied and Conserved at the Getty Villa

A rare ancient Roman sculpture receives in-depth conservation treatment.

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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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A Rare Look Inside a Golden Box
Pictured on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum: Peach-shaped Box, Japanese, Edo period, late 17th–mid-18th century, lacquer. Musée national des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon.

A Rare Look Inside a Golden Box

A closer look at a Japanese lacquer box owned by Marie-Antoinette.

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