Art & Archives

Perspectives on art and art history, from classical art to contemporary architecture.

Getty and University of Arizona Partner to Conserve Long-Lost Willem de Kooning Painting
University of Arizona staff at the inspection and authentication of the recovered de Kooning painting. Woman-Ochre, 1955, Willem de Kooning. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in. Artwork © 2019 The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Bob Demers/UANews

Getty and University of Arizona Partner to Conserve Long-Lost Willem de Kooning Painting

Over thirty years after it was stolen from the University of Arizona, a de Kooning will be conserved at the Getty.

Conservation Work Reveals the Hidden Revisions of Pontormo, Italian Renaissance Master
Visitation, 1528–1529, Pontormo (Jacopo Carucci). Oil on wood panel, 70 1/2 x 61 7/16 in. Parrocchia di San Michele Arcangelo a Carmignano (Prato). Su concessione della Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la Città Metropolitana di Firenze e per le Province di Pistoia e Prato. Photo © Antonio Quattrone, Florence

Conservation Work Reveals the Hidden Revisions of Pontormo, Italian Renaissance Master

Study and treatment of a Renaissance altarpiece reveals new details about the artist’s working method, as well as his brilliant colors

Confronting Power and Violence in the Renaissance Nude
Venus Rising from the Sea (Venus Anadyomene), about 1520, Titian. Oil on canvas, 29 13/16 × 22 11/16 in. National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by HM Government (hybrid arrangement) and allocated to the Scottish National Gallery, with additional funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation), and the Scottish Executive, 2003

Confronting Power and Violence in the Renaissance Nude

The Renaissance origins of the male gaze.