Portraits, sometimes crude in their realism or gripping in the sense of a living person, were one of the great achievements of Roman Art. The collection of one hundred portraits in the Getty Museum is one of the largest in the world. Dr. Frel surveys the history of Roman portrait art in an often controversial introduction on the purpose of portraits in Roman life and society, continuing his arguments through the catalogue analyses of the individual pieces. The occasion for the book was a loan exhibition of the portraits to the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa. This lavishly illustrated book presents a discussion of the principal views and the uses of the portrait in ancient times. The photographs include unusual views of the back and profiles of many portraits to show the care with which they were created and their damages and reworking over the centuries. The catalogue also includes five portraits that are late evocations of the antique and outright forgeries.
Outlines the techniques that are currently employed to analyze the synthetic resins used in modern painting materials, such as pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and direct temperature-resolved mass spectrometry. For each technique, results are given for standard samples of the principal classes of synthetic binding media, various pigments and extenders, tube paint formulations, and microscopic paint fragments taken from actual works of art.
The Getty Villa in Malibu includes the only museum in the United States devoted solely to classical antiquities. As such, the Museum building seeks to replicate the ground plan and major architectural features of the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, which was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, with the surrounding landscaping modeled on ancient Roman gardens. This guide presents the full history of the site, as well as that of the ancient structure on which its construction will be based. With over a hundred photos and illustrations, it takes its readers on a tour of the Villa and its gardens, from the new entry court and outdoor theater to the atrium and Museum galleries, including ...
In the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum are more than six hundred ancient lamps that span the sixth century BCE to the seventh century CE, most from the Roman Imperial period and largely created in Asia Minor or North Africa. These lamps have much to reveal about life, religion, pottery, and trade in the ancient Graeco-Roman world. Most of the Museum’s lamps have never before been published, and this extensive typological catalogue will thus be an invaluable scholarly resource for art historians, archaeologists, and those interested in the ancient world. Reflecting the Getty's commitment to open content, Ancient Lamps in the J. Paul Getty Museum is available online at http://www.getty.edu/publications/ancientlamps and may be downloaded free of charge in multiple formats, including PDF, MOBI/Kindle, and EPUB, and features zoomable images and multiple views of every lamp, an interactive map drawn from the Ancient World Mapping Center, and bibliographic references. For readers who wish to have a bound reference copy, a paperback edition has been made available for sale.
French Tapestries and Textiles is a survey of the Getty Museum's seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French textiles—one of the world's finest collections. Featuring twenty-five extraordinary tapestries woven at the Gobelins and Beauvais manufactories, the catalogue also highlights three carpets, two knotted-pile screens, and two sets of embroidered bed hangings, one of which is the only complete lit à la duchesse surviving from the period. Among the magnificent textiles discussed in this lavish volume are the Emperor of China tapestry series, the whimsical Story of Don Quixote, and Boucher's cycle The Story of Psyche. A gatefold in the book opens to reveal a photograph of the stately twe...
This beautifully illustrated volume explores the richness of the J. Paul Getty Museum s holdings in German and Central European manuscripts from the ninth to the eighteenth century. This book showcases full-color reproductions of masterpieces from such works as Carolingian manuscripts of the ninth century; several sumptuously illuminated Ottonian texts from the late tenth and early eleventh centuries; two of the most celebrated examples of Romanesque illumination: the Helmarshausen Gospel book from the 1120s and the Stammheim Missal, made around 1170 for Saint Michael s monastery in Hildesheim; The Life of the Blessed Hedwig from 1353, and the only known illuminations by the Cologne painter called the Master of Saint Veronica, ca. 1400. It also illustrates many richly colored illuminations from such manuscripts as a luxury psalter made in Wurzburg, dating from the mid-thirteenth century; a copy of Rudolf von Ems s "Weltchronik, " produced in the early fifteenth century; and chivalric and dynastic manuscripts from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries."
Inside the Getty takes readers on a tour from J. Paul Getty's original museum in his home near Malibu to the seemingly endless corridors that run underneath the Getty Center in Los Angeles; from the galleries and storerooms of the J. Paul Getty Museum to the library and special collections of the Getty Research Institute; from the scientific laboratories of the Getty Conservation Institute to the worldwide philanthropy of the Getty Foundation; and from the public places and programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust to the secret spaces and stories of this landmark organization.
Featuring stunning color photographs throughout, this Korean language edition takes readers on a visual tour through Los Angeles s iconic Getty Center, from the monumental modernist architecture of Richard Meier to the dynamic Central Garden designed by Robert Irwin. Filled with dazzling artistic treasures, distinctive flora, and panoramic views, these beautifully illustrated volumes are perfect souvenirs for guests of the Center and an enticing introduction for those who have yet to visit the site."
This is the sixth in a series that documents the vast collection of Greek vases in the Getty Museum. Eight essay--in English, German, and Italian--shed light on a number of objects from the Museum's fine collection. Included are the identification of a new Corinthian painter by C.W. Neeft; the publication of three Caeretan hydriai by J.M. Hemelrijk; and the reconstruction of an important early krater by the Berlin painter discussed by Mary B. Moore. Also included is a discussion of a parody of a phylax comedy on a South Italian vase by Anneliese Kossatz-Deissmann, as well as essays by Petra Reichert-Sudbeck, Glann Markoe, Flavia Zisa, and Ruth Lindner.
The glorious poetry of Rome has endured for more than two thousand years. For most of that time, it was read only in the original Latin, but over the centuries celebrated writers, from John Dryden to Aubrey Beardsley to Ezra Pound, have been inspired to create translations that reflect their own ages, while retaining the vibrancy of the originals A Garden of Roman Verse presents work by four of Rome's finest poets: Catullus, Horace, Ovid, and Virgil. Each poem appears in the original Latin and in English translation, and is illustrated with a detail from Roman paintings or mosaics. The subtle colors and haunting quality of the illustrations evoke the spirit of the age in which this enchanting poetry was written. The combination of the poetry and illustrations, accompanied by notes on each poet and on Pompeii and Herculaneum--where some of the finest examples of Roman paintings were preserved--make this volume a perfect introduction to the towering civilization of Rome.