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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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“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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How Raw Sugar Transformed the European Banquet

Table with 100 Settings / Arte de reposteria
In early modern Europe, banquets became works of art. Table with 100 Settings. Engraving, 8 1/3 x 11 7/9 in. In Juan de la Mata, Arte de reposteria… (Madrid: Antonio Marin, 1747), pl. 10. The Getty Research Institute

Sugar as delicious status symbol. More»

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Inside the L.A. Studio of Artist Marnie Weber

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Mash-ups of Getty decorative arts, women, animals—and monsters More»

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Conservation Up Close: Maillol’s “Torso of Dina”

Graduate intern Kellie Boss shines an examination light on Aristide Maillol's Torse de Dina
Grad intern Kellie Boss shines an examination light on Aristide Maillol's Torse de Dina

Museum conservators solve a mystery during the routine treatment of an outdoor sculpture More»

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Also posted in Antiquities, Art & Archives, Getty Villa, Scholarship

When an Amphora Is Not Just an Amphora: Greek Antiquities as Presidential Gifts

President Dwight D. Eisenhower receives ancient artifacts from Prime Minister Spyros Markezinis.
Photo courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Abilene, Kansas.

Why did the Greek state give antiquities to U.S. officials as diplomatic gifts? More»

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Photography and Memory in the Wake of a Tsunami

Portrait of Cultivation from Rasen Kaigan (Spiral Shore) / Shiga Lieko
Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Shiga Lieko

“In the space of photographs, there is no past, present or future.” 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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