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A Curio of the Late-20th-Century New York Arts Scene

Poster designed by Rea Tajiri featuring calendar events at The Kitchen in New York
Kitchen Calendar, April 1989, Rea Tajiri. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2014.M.6)

A poster Rea Tajiri made for The Kitchen signifies an important time in the video artist’s career More»

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This Just In: The Correspondence of Art-World Power Couple Lawrence Alloway and Sylvia Sleigh

Envelope containing a letter from Lawrence Alloway to Sylvia Sleigh, February 2, 1948
Envelope containing a letter from Lawrence Alloway to Sylvia Sleigh, February 2, 1948. Alloway addressed mail to Sleigh under her married name, Greenwood. The Getty Research Institute, 2003.M.46

Newly digitized letters reveal a romantic and intellectual love affair. More»

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Why Illustrate a Cookbook?

Cucina per Campagna in M. Bartolomeo Scappi, Opera
Cucina per Campagna in M. Bartolomeo Scappi, Opera (Venice: Michele Tramezzino, 1570), pl. 6.Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, 8 OEC I, 3660 RARA

A Renaissance celeb chef tells all. More»

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The Original Turducken

Feast with stuffed ox / Hogenber
Feast with stuffed ox (detail), 1530, in Nicholas Hogenber, Procession of Pope Clement VII and the Emperor Charles V after the coronation at Bologna on the 24th February, MDXXX. Hand-colored etching pasted on canvas scroll. The Getty Research Institute

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A Smartly Costumed Soldier and His Fierce Cat

An Azappo Archer with a Cheetah
An Azappo Archer with a Cheetah, about 1575, Jacopo Ligozzi. Brush, pen and brown ink, tempera colors, and painted gold, 11 1/16 x 8 3/4 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 91.GG.53

An extraordinary portrait of a Turkish soldier and his feline sidekick. More»

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Celebrating Sugar in “The Edible Monument”

Marcia Reed and Ivan Day
Marcia Reed and Ivan Day installing the sugar sculpture in The Edible Monument

Talking sugar with the chief curator of the Getty Research Institute. More»

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Prototyping a Digital Publication for Scholars

Prototype for the folio-and-transcription view of the Mellini manuscript
Prototype for the folio-and-transcription view of the Mellini manuscript

How do you design an entirely new breed of digital publication? Test, revise, test, revise… More»

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This Just In: A Sugar Sculpture in Technicolor

Detail of etching of sugar sculpture / Teyler after Lenardi

A fantastic episode from the history of edible propaganda. More»

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17th-Century Print Offers a Field Guide to Laziness and Gluttony

Description of the Land of Cockaigne, Where Whoever Works the Least Earns the Most / Remondini
Description of the Land of Cockaigne, Where Whoever Works the Least Earns the Most, 1606, Remondini family (Bassano). Hand-colored engraving, 16 5/16 x 21 7/8 in. The Getty Research Institute, 2014.PR.72

“Here you only worry about being happy!” More»

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The Ruins of Palmyra, Captured in Vintage Photographs

Temple of Baal Shamin, Palmyra, Syria, 1864, Louis Vignes, negative; Charles Nègre, print. Albumen print. The Getty Research Institute
Temple of Baal Shamin, Palmyra, Syria, 1864, Louis Vignes, negative; Charles Nègre, print. Albumen print. The Getty Research Institute

A glimpse at Syria and Lebanon in the mid-1800s. More»

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      Gold snake bracelet, worn on the wrist

      Romano-Egyptian, 3rd - 2nd century B.C. 

      Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum

      In the Hellenistic period, gold made available by new territorial conquests flooded the Greek world. 

      Combined with social and economic changes that created a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury, this availability led to an immense outpouring of gold jewelry to meet the demand.

      Here’s a closer view of the detailing of the cross-hatching.

      05/05/16

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