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Italian sculpture / Max Hutzel

77,000 Images of Tapestries and Italian Monuments Join the Open Content Program

Photographs of Italian monuments and European tapestries join the Open Content Program. More»

Hot sauce / Michael Hsiung

Hot Sauce, Be My Fiery Muse

How do you make art about Tapatío and Sriracha? First, eat many tacos… More»

Hagia Sophia mosaic of the Virgin Mary

Uncovering the History of a Long-Buried Byzantine Treasure

A woman’s gold cuff provides a window into the rich history of Thessaloniki. More»

Leaf 119 verso and 120 recto from Johann Joachim Prack von Asch’s liber amicorum (book of friends), 1587–1612. The Getty Research Institute, 2013.M.24

16th-Century Album Records Social Network of Europeans in Istanbul

Newly acquired “book of friends” provides insight into European contact with the Ottoman Empire. More»

Spoons with Inscriptions / Byzantine
Image courtesy of and © Benaki Museum, Athens, 2013

What Did Byzantine Food Taste Like?

In the kitchen with the Byzantines. More»

    Getty Voices

    First-person perspectives from the Getty community.

    Yakubu Al Hasan, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana from the series Permanent Error / Pieter Hugo
    Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Pieter Hugo

    Portraits of Africa, from Colonization to E-Waste | Getty Voices

    A curator of "Connecting Seas" at the Getty Research Institute explores the work of two photographers who portray the legacy of colonialism. More»

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    Frankincense tears, myrrh, stick cinnamon, and rose petals

    The Scent of Love: Ancient Perfumes

    Make your own sexy scents inspired by the recipes of the ancients. More»

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        From you have I been absent in the spring,
        When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
        Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
        That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him,
        Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
        Of different flowers in odor and in hue,
        Could make me any summer’s story tell,
        Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew.
        Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
        Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
        They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
        Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
        Yet seemed it winter still, and, you away,
        As with your shadow I with these did play.

        —William Shakespeare, born April 23, 1564

        Vase of Flowers (detail), 1722, Jan van Huysum. The J. Paul Getty Museum


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