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A Tour of the “Triumph of Bacchus”

Monkey and camel in a tapestry of the Triumph of Bacchus
Monkey and camel in a tapestry of the Triumph of Bacchus. Tapestry courtesy Le Mobilier National. Photo: Amelia Brown

Bacchus and his retinue cavort inside a monumental tapestry More»

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An Italian Masterpiece Visits the Getty for Conservation and Study

Getty art handlers place Guercino's Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph on an easel.
Getty art handlers place Guercino's Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph on an easel.

A collaborative conservation project begins between the Getty and the National Gallery of Ireland More»

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Go Mad for Mosaics

Photo by Ryan Dickey, Watts Towers, 2009. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.
Photo: Ryan Dickey

Join us for #MosaicMadness to celebrate mosaics ancient and modern. More»

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Finding the Fleur-de-Lis in Art

Lidded Bowl on Dish / Sèvres Manufactory
Lidded Bowl on Dish, 1764, Sèvres Manufactory. Soft-paste porcelain with polychrome enamel colors and gilding, 4 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 6 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 78.DE.65

Exploring the royal iris of French art More»

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Free Art Wallpapers to Celebrate #MuseumWeek

Vincent van Gogh's Irises as an iPhone background.
Vincent van Gogh's "Irises" makes for a beautiful wallpaper! Irises, 1889, Vincent van Gogh. Oil on canvas.

Van Gogh your devices. More»

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Weaving Tapestry: A Family Tradition

Yadin Larochette at work in the exhibition Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV
Yadin Larochette at work in the exhibition Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV

A weaver reveals the thrill of fiber and loom More»

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Robert Mapplethorpe, My Greatest Boss

Robert Mapplethorpe / English
Robert Mapplethorpe, 1987, Brian English. Courtesy of and © Brian English

Brian English recalls Robert Mapplethorpe as boss, artist, and person. More»

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For Art History, Generosity Is the Real Power of the Internet

Amy Martin during a visit to the Getty
Amy Martin during a visit to the Getty

An art historian and blogger talks about open-access, the Baroque, and 17th-century executions 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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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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