Animals were an important part of the everyday lives of ancient and medieval people, whether they were real or imagined, and their literary use in the Middle Ages formed a moral language.
In the Italian city of Pesaro last month, a court ruled that the Getty Museum’s prized “Victorious Youth” statue should be returned to Italy, and in response, the J. Paul Getty Trust issued a public reply, noting that Italy has no cultural claim on the statue.
A new acquisition by The Getty augments their already significant collection of European Old Master works.
Hamlet thought he could do it. The prince believed he could exert control over the narrative of his life’s major events and the part he played in their grim culmination.
In Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World, opened last week at Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi, more Greek bronzes are assembled than ever before in the modern age.
Yesterday, the J. Paul Getty Trust announced that they will be “making roughly 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.”
If 2012 saw museums like the Walker and the New Museum embrace the medium of the internet with redesigned websites and social media presences, 2013 might signal a renaissance for museums and multimedia. Both the Getty and the Metropolitan Museum have just launched new photo and video initiatives.
The Getty Museum has come up with a video to demonstrate how to save your precious sculptures during an earthquake. Thanks, Getty!
The Getty has launched a comprehensive Pacific Standard Time at the Getty Center archive online for art-lovers slash internet-junkies.