Manuscripts and Books

Art in bound form, from medieval manuscripts adorned with jewel colors and gold to contemporary artist’s books

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Explore Renaissance Italy from Your Laptop

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New online exhibition features 100 beautiful Renaissance illuminations from northern Italy. More»

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Beautiful Medieval Circles for Ultimate Pi Day

Astrological Chart, about 1405, Virgil Master. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Astrological Chart, about 1405, Virgil Master. J. Paul Getty Museum.

A few of our favorite medieval circles. More»

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Expanding Access: Devotion and Objects

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A medieval Qur’an and a study day for American Muslim scholars. More»

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Misconceptions about the Middle Ages, Debunked through Art History

The Trinity, Book of Planets, Anatomical Treatise, Liber synonimorum, shortly after 1464. German. J. Paul Getty Museum.
The Trinity, Book of Planets, Anatomical Treatise, Liber synonimorum, shortly after 1464. German. J. Paul Getty Museum.

It’s all fun and games until somebody gets clubbed. More»

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#GettyCloser to Art Behind the Scenes

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Calling all art nerds for our next behind-the-scenes tweetup. More»

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Medieval Meditations on the Human Condition

Initial K: Caritas from Gradual, Master of the Cypresses (Pedro de Toledo?), about 1430-1440. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 15, verso
Initial K: Caritas from Gradual, Master of the Cypresses (Pedro de Toledo?), about 1430-1440. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 15, verso

In honor of Day With(out) Art, a selection of images that make us more human. More»

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600 Historic Recipes for Potions, Paints, and Pastes

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Vintage recipes for pretty much anything, for free! More»

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The Ghost That Wasn’t There

A Monk and Guy’s Widow Conversing with the Soul of Guy de Thurno (detail) in The Vision of the Soul of Guy de Thurno, Simon Marmion, 1475. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 31, fol. 7
A Monk and Guy’s Widow Conversing with the Soul of Guy de Thurno (detail) in The Vision of the Soul of Guy de Thurno, Simon Marmion, 1475. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 31, fol. 7

What does an invisible ghost look like? Um, well, like this. More»

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Museum Visitors Write the Rules of 21st-Century Chivalry

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Visitors common-sense (and sometimes hilarious) rules for 21st-century behavior. More»

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Delightfully Horrifying Manuscript Illuminations

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Selections from the collection for Halloween. More»

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      “To paint human beings, and paint them well—that’s the really difficult thing,” — Gustave Courbet

      Courbet’s female nudes shocked critics. He depicted a modern woman in a style referencing classical poses.

      The inscription translated reads “Old man, here’s one to send Saint Beuve if he gives us a hard time!”, a reference to literary historian and critic Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, known for his conservative opinions. 

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