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This Exhibition Is a Total Trip—Through Time

It’ll change you. Time-travel to Victorian England with A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography, when photography was new and everyone looked mighty fine in sepia and silver. The band Vernian Process shows how it’s done.

Wondering about that group shot in black and white? It’s a bona fide old-school tintype created in a traveling darkroom on the Getty Center plaza by photography wizard Luther Gerlach. To see how he made it and check out more of the band and their fantastic steampunk costumes, head over to Flickr.

Music by Vernian Process. Video by Christopher Sprinkle.

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      Clocking in at a giant 400 square feet, this tapestry, Triumph of Bacchus, teems with tiny details and hidden narratives.

      Here are just three:

      • At bottom center, Bacchus poses on the world’s largest wine fountain.
      • To the left, a sad, Eeyore-like donkey waits for satyrs and men to unload grapes from his back.
      • To the right, a rowdy monkey rides a camel that carries wooden barrels—presumably to be filled with wine.

      The tapestry is one of the highlights of the exhibition Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV. (L.A. folks: final weekend!)

      More on The Iris: A Tour of the Triumph of Bacchus

      Triumph of Bacchus (overall view and details), about 1560, design by Giovanni da Udine under the supervision of Raphael; woven at the workshop of Frans Geubels, Brussels. Wool, silk, and gilt metal-wrapped thread. Courtesy of Le Mobilier National. Image © Le Mobilier National. Photo by Lawrence Perquis

      04/29/16

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