Art

From Stone Age sculpture to contemporary architecture, 6,500 years of art from the collections of the Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute

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A Curio of the Late-20th-Century New York Arts Scene

Poster designed by Rea Tajiri featuring calendar events at The Kitchen in New York
Kitchen Calendar, April 1989, Rea Tajiri. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2014.M.6)

A poster Rea Tajiri made for The Kitchen signifies an important time in the video artist’s career More»

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Embracing the Digital Future of Art Books

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Getty Publications launches a new series of open-access collection catalogues More»

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Cooking with Artists

Cover of Artists' Cookbook / Museum of Modern Art
© 1977 The Museum of Modern Art

A 1977 MoMA cookbook pairs modern art and cuisine. More»

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Orgies of Color: Degas’s Russian Dancers

Russian Dancers / Edgar Degas
Courtesy of a private collection

These exuberant dancers contrast strongly with Degas’s earlier ethereal ballerinas More»

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The Instagram of Ancient Rome

Mosaic Floor with a Boxing Scene
Mosaic Floor with a Boxing Scene; Unknown; Villelaure, France; about 175; Stone and glass tesserae; 208 × 208 × 8 cm, 498.9522 kg (81 7/8 × 81 7/8 × 3 1/8 in., 1099.99 lb.); 71.AH.106

In one square frame, Roman mosaics can tell an entire story 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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An Italian Masterpiece Visits the Getty for Conservation and Study

Getty art handlers place Guercino's Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph on an easel.
Getty art handlers place Guercino's Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph on an easel.

A collaborative conservation project begins between the Getty and the National Gallery of Ireland More»

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Go Mad for Mosaics

Photo by Ryan Dickey, Watts Towers, 2009. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.
Photo: Ryan Dickey

Join us for #MosaicMadness to celebrate mosaics ancient and modern. More»

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Finding the Fleur-de-Lis in Art

Lidded Bowl on Dish / Sèvres Manufactory
Lidded Bowl on Dish, 1764, Sèvres Manufactory. Soft-paste porcelain with polychrome enamel colors and gilding, 4 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 6 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 78.DE.65

Exploring the royal iris of French art More»

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Game of Thrones, from Pixels to Parchment

The GoT trailer recapped with Getty manuscripts
The GoT trailer recapped with Getty manuscripts

Medieval manuscripts through a Hollywood lens. 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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