Joseph Ducreux

Posted in Art, Education, J. Paul Getty Museum, Paintings

Question of the Week: Does Art Have to Be Serious?

Self-Portrait, Yawning, Joseph Ducreux, before 1783. Oil on canvas, 45 x 35 in.

Nowadays, seeing a silly picture of a person is hardly unusual. Showing personality is a good thing. Social customs weren’t quite the same in 18th-century France, when Joseph Ducreux painted this self-portrait. An official court painter, he was known for refined… More»

Also tagged , , , , , , 14 Responses
  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Tumblr

    • photo from Tumblr

      An everyday sight confronted by the camera since photography’s invention. 

      More an 80 photographs over the last 150 years celebrate nature, vision, and the artist’s eye in The Tree in Photographs. Even at the Getty Center our trees tell a story

      #NowReading is a series with @gettypubs that celebrates books, reading everywhere, and art.

      03/04/15

  • Flickr