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Best Supporting Role

Peter Paul Rubens's Triumph of the Church during treatment
© José de la Fuente

Conserving Peter Paul Rubens, panel by panel. More»

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Also posted in J. Paul Getty Museum, Sculpture and Decorative Arts

Marie-Antoinette’s Swiveling Armchair Is the New Centerpiece of Neoclassical Furniture Gallery

Neoclassical furniture gallery at the Getty Center
Marie-Antoinette's chair (at right) in the newly reinstalled Gallery S114

Marie-Antoinette’s armchair gets the royal treatment. More»

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Larry Sultan’s Visions of Suburbia

Screen Shot 2014-12-23 at 2.53.57 PM

On Larry Sultan, intimacy, and photography. More»

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Also posted in Education, J. Paul Getty Museum

Strike a #MusePose!

Air / Aristide Maillol #MusePose challenge
Audrey Chan and Kelly Williams strike a #MusePose duet! Sculpture: Air, designed 1938, cast 1962, Aristide Maillol. Lead, 94 in. long. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005.113.1

Get arty with your selfies in this new #MusePose Instagram challenge! More»

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Also posted in Getty Research Institute, Paintings, Research

Treasures from the Vault: Correspondence of the Art Dealer M. Knoedler & Co

Portrait of a Woman Praying / Hans Memling
Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu. © Muzeul Naţional Brukenthal

A failed bid for Renaissance masterpieces is revealed in a collection of newly catalogued letters. More»

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Watch Charlie Chaplin’s “Shoulder Arms” Online

Charles Chaplin / Shoulder Arms

An uneasy collision of violence and comedy around World War I. More»

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Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner” Shows Art as Hard Work

Timothy Spall as J. M. W. Turner / Still from Mr. Turner
Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

“Leigh’s Mr. Turner is a gentleman by social position, but he’s also a brute laborer, with paint-spattered hands.” More»

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Casing This Museum Is Child’s Play

LEGO Museum break-in set

Just how secure is this LEGO® museum, anyway? More»

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Also posted in Behind the Scenes, J. Paul Getty Museum, Manuscripts and Books

#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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Also posted in Getty Research Institute, Prints and Drawings

This Just In: 19th-Century “Peep Show” Was the Forerunner of 3D Movies

Diorama of King Ludwig’s Canal, detail of etchings
Diorama of King Ludwig’s Canal (detail), about 1846, printed in Germany. Seven hand-colored etchings with front and back boards, each 16 x 22 cm. The Getty Research Institute, 2013.PR.37

Let us marvel at this low-tech wonder from the past. More»

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      Unemployed actors and struggling writers take note: the inventor of lithography was you, 200 years ago. Did he get lucky, or was it a stroke of genius?

      The Genius of Lithography, 1819, Nicolas Henri Jacob. The Getty Research Institute

      01/29/15

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