Juliette Récamier

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Question of the Week: Demure or Coquettish? Revealing or Concealing?

Bust of Madame Recamier, Joseph Chinard, about 1801–1802. Terracotta, 24 7/8 in. high. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 88.SC.42

Can an artist do justice to a beautiful woman? This sensuous terracotta bust by Joseph Chinard captures the elegance and grace of legendary beauty Juliette Récamier, a socialite renowned for her wit and notorious for her love affairs. Holding a… More»

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      thegetty:

      Welcome to the West Coast, Mr. Turner!

      Painting Set Free features over 60 oil paintings and watercolors made in Turner’s final years. 

      Now on view through May 24, 2015.

      Somehow it’s already the last weekend of Painting Set Free! Galleries will be open till 9 PM this weekend for you to absorb all the Turner-ness.

      Next stop for Turner? San Francisco at the deyoungmuseum where it’ll open June 20!

      05/23/15

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