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The Sacrifice of Isaac / Andrea del Sarto
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden

A Renaissance Mystery, from a Marriage to a Sacrifice

A chance discovery within an Andrea del Sarto panel. More»

Getty Intern Mariel Rowland at 18th Street Art Center

Multicultural Undergraduate Intern Diary: Mariel Rowland

“It’s powerful that an organization with such a large presence values our role in the future of these spaces.” More»

Front cover of Light Paper Process catalogue

An Art Book with a Surprise Inside

The visual metaphor of the “sliver” informs an unusual book design. More»

Detail of patina on a Roman bronze statue of Cupid

Bronze Patinas, Noble and Vile

They’re all made from the same stuff, so why do bronze statues come in so many different colors? More»

Tentative color reconstruction of the hidden portrait under An Old Man in Military Costume

A Hidden Rembrandt Has Been Digitally Reconstructed in Color

A hidden Rembrandt is revealed. More»

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    Interior and sculpture of a bodhisattva in Cave 275 / Cave Temples of Dunhuang
    © The Dunhuang Academy

    14 Fascinating Facts about the Cave Temples of Dunhuang

    A look at one of the cultural and artistic wonders of the world. More»

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        An Infrared reflectogram of a painting by Andrea Del Sarto reveals an architectural drawing beneath. Could it be a compositional underdrawing of a Pietro Perugino painting? 

        “What an odd discovery! It was one of those moments I’ll never forget. It’s humbling to realize how little we really know about major artists who worked so long ago, and a little glimpse such as this makes that all the more apparent.” —Getty Museum Drawings Curator Julian Brooks

        Read more on this discovery on The Getty Iris here.


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