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Meet the Getty Museum’s New Senior Curator of Paintings, Davide Gasparotto

Davide Gasparotto, senior curator of paintings, Getty Museum

Say hello to the Getty Museum’s new paintings chief. More»

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New E-Book Explores Early Netherlandish Art

Screen capture showing The Legend of St. Joseph / follower of Robert Campin
Detail of The Legend of St. Joseph, possibly ca. 1490–1500, follower of Robert Campin. Hoogstraten, Church of St. Catherine. From Frames and Supports in 15th- and 16th-Century Southern Netherlandish Painting

New online resource explores panel paintings of the 1400s and 1500s More»

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Vermeer Taught Me to Love Again

The Milkmaid / Vermeer
The Milkmaid, ca, 1660, Johannes Vermeer. Oil on canvas, 45.5 x 41 cm. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Vermeer changes a life. More»

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“The Sun Is God”: JMW Turner in Los Angeles

Norham Castle, Sunrise / JMW Turner
Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo © Tate, London 2014

J. M. W. Turner would have felt right at home in Los Angeles. More»

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#MusePose Gets Physical

MusePose_blog

What’s next in our monthly Instagram challenge? Bring a friend… More»

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Studying Picasso’s “Woman”

Studying Picasso's Femme at the Getty
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Beyeler Collection. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

A close look at Picasso’s paints. More»

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#MusePose, February Edition

Tristan as King Louis XIV - MusePose

Are you a king? A goddess? SHOW IT. More»

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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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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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How to Frame a Masterpiece

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How a frame conservator plays matchmaker between frames and paintings. More»

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      Princess Leia hair is so totally 300 A.D.

      A proto-Princess Leia emerges from this 1,700-year-old terracotta lamp created in North Africa. 

      We may have Roman North Africa to thank for the famous Leia hairstyle, as this braided look appears on depictions of women in ancient artworks from this region, such as the terracotta lamp (left) at the Getty and the marble sculpture (right) at the Met.

      09/04/15

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