About: Ashton Prigge

I'm a second-year undergraduate student at UCLA currently studying art history. After taking Professor Sharon Gerstel’s Byzantine art seminar, I have been completely captivated by the power and splendor of the Byzantine Empire. Outside of academia, I adore my morning coffee and a leisurely brunch.

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Posted in Art, Exhibitions and Installations, Getty Villa

Curators’ Choice: Byzantine Treasures

Pectoral Cross / Greek
Photo © Benaki Museum, Athens

Four treasures not to miss when you visit the Byzantine art exhibition at the Getty Villa. 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.

      09/03/15

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