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The Miracle of Paul Cézanne’s Watercolors

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Still Life with Blue Pot, 1900–06, Paul Cézanne. Watercolor over graphite, 18 15/16 x 24 7/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 83.GC.221

Cézanne’s watercolors changed European art forever. More»

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An Art Book with a Surprise Inside

Front cover of Light Paper Process catalogue

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

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Inspiration for the Next Generation

Getty Books in the Classroom - free resources for teaching with art

New resource for teaching with art features suggested books, lesson plans, and discussion questions. More»

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How Much Do You Know about Color?

Brilliant History of Color quiz

Take this quiz to learn how much you *really* know about the rainbow. More»

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My Lifelong Quest for Color

Stained glass window at Chartres Cathedral
Stained glass window at Chartres Cathedral. Photo: Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P., CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Writer Victoria Finlay devotes her life to uncovering the human stories behind colors More»

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Posted in Art, Art & Archives, Exhibitions and Installations, Getty Research Institute, Manuscripts and Books

When Spray Cans Meet Quill Pens

Work by Krush, featured on a wall curated by Axis at ESMoA’s “Scratch” exhibit 
Courtesy Getty Research Institute
Work by Krush, featured on a wall curated by Axis at ESMoA’s “Scratch” exhibit Courtesy Getty Research Institute

A new exhibition pairs rare books from the 15th to 18th centuries with a contemporary collaboration between Los Angeles graffiti artists. More»

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The Human Predicament, in Pastel

Waiting / Degas
Owned jointly with the Norton Simon Art Foundation, Pasadena

An enigmatic pastel shows Degas’s talent for drawing human psychology. More»

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“As Inspiration Dictates”: Henri Matisse on Color

Chatting with Matisse

“Through his own unique voice, Matisse and his work come alive in new and unexpected ways.” More»

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The Getty Graffiti Black Book

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One of the first looks at some of the pages for the Getty Graffiti Black Book. We examined a few of our special collections volumes to compare illustrations.

A cross-century, cross-community collaboration between L.A. graffiti and tattoo artists—in the tradition of Albrecht Dürer. More»

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Percy Jackson, The Hunger Games, and Why Your Kids Need to Know Classical Culture

A family visiting the Getty Villa explores ancient art, history, and mythology through frescoes from the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum.
Mosaic with boxers: A scene from the Aenied in which two boxers fight to a bloody end for the watching crowd. (The J. Paul Getty Museum, 71.AH.106)

The adventure and derring-do of ancient myth is an easy sell to kids, and parents too for that matter. But I believe your kids need to know more. 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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