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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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A Week in the Life of Manet’s “Spring”

Hanging Manet's Spring in the Getty Center, West Pavilion

Watch the arrival of Manet’s painting Spring, from delivery van to gallery wall. More»

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This Just In: Édouard Manet’s “Spring”

Spring (Jeanne Demarsy) / Manet
Spring (Jeanne Demarsy), 1881, Édouard Manet. Oil on canvas, 29 1/8 x 20 ¼ in. The J. Paul Getty Museum

For Manet, fashion and the femininity were metaphors for the skilled artifice of painting itself. More»

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      The colors of an Ottonian Pentecost scene, useful if you’d like to paint a scene with various small fires erupting from your friends’ heads.


      Painted between 1025 and 1050 in tempera colors and gold on parchment. Download the artwork and see further detail here.

      09/02/15

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