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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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Is Photography a Method of Social Control?

Murder of Madame Veuve Bol, Projection on a Vertical Plan, 1904, Album of Paris Crime Scenes, Alphonse Bertillon. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Murder of Madame Veuve Bol, Projection on a Vertical Plan from Album of Paris Crime Scenes, 1904, Alphonse Bertillon. Gelatin silver print, 9 1/16 x 11 7/16 in. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Howard Gilman Foundation Gift, 2001 (2001.483.1–.172)

A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores photography from mug shots to crime scene photos, More»

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This Just In: The Correspondence of Art-World Power Couple Lawrence Alloway and Sylvia Sleigh

Envelope containing a letter from Lawrence Alloway to Sylvia Sleigh, February 2, 1948
Envelope containing a letter from Lawrence Alloway to Sylvia Sleigh, February 2, 1948. Alloway addressed mail to Sleigh under her married name, Greenwood. The Getty Research Institute, 2003.M.46

Newly digitized letters reveal a romantic and intellectual love affair. More»

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Friendship and Stewardship

Thomas / Mapplethorpe
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Remembering Robert as client, friend, and artist More»

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Clay Sculptures of Archivists Show the Human Face of Big Data

Brewster Kahle, Jesse Bell, and Jen Kujath from The Internet Archivists series
Brewster Kahle (center), Jesse Bell, and Jen Kujath from The Internet Archivists series, 2009–16, Nuala Creed. Ceramic. Collection of the Internet Archive

Artist Nuala Creed sculpts the people who make the Web. More»

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The Most Influential Southern Art School You Never Heard Of

Black Mountain, Lake Eden / Joseph Fiore
Image courtesy of Asheville Art Museum, Black Mountain College Collection.

At Black Mountain College, avant-garde artists taught students to teach themselves More»

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“Black is the most essential color”: Odilon Redon’s Noirs

Apparition (detail) / Odilon Redon
Detail of Apparition showing the combination of charcoal and pastel

A fascination with darkness, insomnia, and dreams More»

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One Artist, Two Museums, Many Interpretations

Self-Portrait / Mapplethorpe
Gift of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

A preview of Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium. More»

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Why Illustrate a Cookbook?

Cucina per Campagna in M. Bartolomeo Scappi, Opera
Cucina per Campagna in M. Bartolomeo Scappi, Opera (Venice: Michele Tramezzino, 1570), pl. 6.Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, 8 OEC I, 3660 RARA

A Renaissance celeb chef tells all. More»

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The Guggenheim and I Are Spirals in a World of Squares

The Guggenheim
The Guggenheim. Photo: David Heald, Copyright The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

The Guggenheim’s divine influence in one writer’s life. More»

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The Metamorphoses of Danaë: From Venal to Virtuous to Voluptuous Woman

Danae / Gentileschi
Danaë, 1621–23, Orazio Gentileschi. Oil on canvas, 63 5/8 x 89 1/4 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2016.6. Photo courtesy of Sotheby's

Modest maiden or lascivious lover? More»

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      Composed from memories and from drawings made during his travels in Italy, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot painted this view for the Paris Salon of 1839. A dramatic colored sky and a few lone figures appealed to the melancholic sensibilities of the Romantic critics of the time.

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