Audio & Video

Highlights of Getty multimedia, new and from the archives.

Digging into David Tudor's Archive

In this episode of the Art + Ideas podcast, Getty president Jim Cuno explores the archives of avant-garde musician David Tudor (1926–1996), which constitutes a complete record of Tudor’s activity as a performer and composer who often incorporated visual elements like sculptures, found objects, video, light circuits into his live electronic work.

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VIDEO: Book of Beasts at the Getty
Griffin (detail) from Book of Flowers, 1460, unknown illuminator, made in France and Belgium. Parchment, 16 1/16 × 11 1/4 in. The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands, Ms.72 A 23, fol. 46

VIDEO: Book of Beasts at the Getty

A new exhibition at the Getty is all about the book of beasts—the medieval bestiary.

What is a bestiary? It is a richly illustrated book containing stories about lions, unicorns, foxes, whales, and more animals—both real and imagined, common and fantastical. In this video, Getty Museum curators Elizabeth Morrison and Larisa Grollemond introduce a few of their favorite medieval beast stories and explain what makes the bestiary such a fascinating and visually compelling art form.

Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World is on view at the Getty Center until August 18, 2019; admission is free.

PODCAST: New Insights into Jacopo da Pontormo’s Style with Curator Davide Gasparotto
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

PODCAST: New Insights into Jacopo da Pontormo’s Style with Curator Davide Gasparotto

Exploring the art and politics of Florence in the late 1520s through the works of one painter.

PODCAST: Artist Tacita Dean and Her Many Mediums
Gaeta (Fifty Photographs Plus One), 2015, Tacita Dean. 9 hand-printed gloss black and white fibre-based photographs mounted on paper, 11 hand-printed matte black and white fibre-based photographs mounted on paper, 12 hand-printed matte color photographs mounted on paper, 12 hand-printed high-gloss color photographs mounted on dibond, 7 hand-printed Cibachromes, Dimensions vary between 18 x 27 cm / 7-1/16 x 10-5/8 in. and 105 x 157.5 cm / 41-5/16 x 62 in. Courtesy of the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York / Paris.

PODCAST: Artist Tacita Dean and Her Many Mediums

A wide-ranging conversation on the life and practice of a thoughtful and provocative contemporary artist.