31 août 2012

The J. Paul Getty Museum acquires 29 photographs by prolific artist Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly, Tulips III no. 2, negative 1985; print 1993. Color dry ink print, 30.2 x 27.9 cm © Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio. Courtesy of Gagosian GalleryCy Twombly, Tulips III no. 2, negative 1985; print 1993. Color dry ink print, 30.2 x 27.9 cm © Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of 29 photographs by renowned 20th-century artist Cy Twombly (American, 1928–2011). Spanning a period of 57 years, the color photographic prints will be... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2012

Getty Museum presents "Drama and Devotion: Heemskerck's 'Ecce Homo' Altarpiece from Warsaw"

Maerten van Heemskerck (1498–1574), Ecce Homo, 1544. LOS ANGELES, CA.- American museum-goers will have the rare opportunity to view a complete triptych by Renaissance master Maerten van Heemskerck (1498–1574), one of the most admired Netherlandish painters of the 16th century, when his dramatic Ecce Homo altarpiece (1544) is presented at the J. Paul Getty Museum in a focused exhibition from June 5, 2012 through January 13, 2013. As a result of the Getty Museum’s Conservation Partnership Program and with the support of the... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2012

" Herb Ritts: L.A. Style" @ the J. Paul Getty Museum

Cindy Crawford, Ferre 3, Malibu, 1993, Herb Ritts, gelatin silver print. Gift of the Herb Ritts Foundation. © Herb Ritts Foundation LOS ANGELES, CA.- Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002) was a Los Angeles based photographer who earned an international reputation for his unique images of fashion models, nudes, and celebrities. From the late 1970s until his untimely death from AIDS in 2002, Ritts's ability to create photographs that successfully bridged the gap between art and commerce was not only a testament to the power of his... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2012

"Renaissance Drawings from Germany and Switzerland, 1470–1600" @ J. Paul Getty Museum

  Lucas Cranach the Elder, Portrait of a Man, about 1530. Oil on paper, 26.2 x 20 cm. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Renaissance Drawings from Germany and Switzerland, 1470–1600, an exhibition that explores vibrant masterpieces of the German Renaissance, will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, from March 27 to June 17, 2012. The 43 objects have been selected from the Getty Museum’s celebrated permanent collection of drawings, and they illuminate an age that elevated draftsmanship to... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2012

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of The Italian Comedians (ca. 1720) by Jean-Antoine Watteau

Jean-Antoine Watteau (French, 1684–1721), The Italian Comedians, ca. 1720. Oil on canvas. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of The Italian Comedians (ca. 1720) by Jean-Antoine Watteau (French, 1684–1721). The large oil painting (50 7/8” x 36 3/4“) was painted at the height of Watteau’s fame, shortly before his early death at age 36. “This major, little-known painting is extraordinary. It shows Watteau at the height of his creative genius,” said James... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2012

Getty Museum announces acquisition of rare early Renaissance drawing attributed to Piero del Pollaiuolo

Portrait of a Young Man, Head and Shoulders, Wearing a Cap, about 1470. Attributed to Piero del Pollaiuolo (Italian, c. 1443-1496). Pen and brown ink over black chalk. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum today announced the acquisition at auction of Portrait of a Young Man, Head and Shoulders, Wearing a Cap, drawn about 1470, attributed to Piero del Pollaiuolo (c. 1443-1496). The drawing, from the early Florence Renaissance, is extremely rare, and is the first portrait drawing... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2011

Paul Getty Museum announces acquisition of rare Francesco Primaticcio bronzePaul Getty Museum announces acquisition of rare Fran

Francesco Primaticcio, Double Head, about 1543 -1556. Bronze. Object: H: 38.5 x W: 35 x D: 20 cm L.2011.44 LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired a rare bronze female double head attributed to Francesco Primaticcio (Bologna, 1504–Paris, 1570). Created in France in about 1543, Double Head is closely related to the head of the so-called Cesi Juno, one of the most amous antique marble statues in 16th-century Rome, a work that Michelangelo considered the most beautiful object in Rome. Female double heads are unusual... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2011

Getty Museum Embarks on Conservation Project of Berthouville Treasure

Unknown, Mercury Statuette, 2nd - 3rd century. H: 37.2 cm, Weight: 1.7 kg (14 5/8 in., 3.7478 lb.) VEX.2014.1.2 LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today that one of the most prominent holdings of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France’s Cabinet des Médailles in Paris, the Berthouville Treasure, has begun a three-year-long process of conservation and technical research at the Getty Villa. This rare cache of approximately 95 ancient Roman silver objects was discovered in March 1830 by a farmer plowing his field near... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2010

Photography from the New China @ the J. Paul Getty Museum, at the Getty Center

Wang Qingsong, Chinese, New Women (detail),  Chromogenic print, 47 1/4 x 86 5/8 in. 2009.18.2. The J. Paul Getty Museum © Wang Qingsong LOS ANGELEs, CA.- On view at the J. Paul Getty Museum, at the Getty Center, December 7, 2010 —April 24, 2011, Photography from the New China displays a selection of Chinese photographs produced since the 1990s, when People's Republic leader Deng Xiaoping introduced the current period of Opening and Reform. Photography from the New China is shown concurrently with Felice Beato: A... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2010

"Imagining the Past in France, 1250-1500" @ J. Paul Getty Museum

Jean Fouquet, Des cas des nobles hommes et femmes, about 1460. Tempera on parchment, 39.8 x 29.5 cm. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Germany, Ms. Cod. Gall. 6 LOS ANGELES, CA.- History played such an integral role in defining national identity in France throughout the high Middle Ages that some of the finest illumination of the period is located within the covers of history manuscripts. On view in the Exhibitions Pavilion at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, November 16, 2010 through February 6, 2011, Imagining... [Lire la suite]


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