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ID: 700000211Record Type: Movable Work
Festival Collection (Getty Research Institute) (topical collection; multiple creators; Renaissance through 20th centu...)
Note: In European cities and courts, elaborate spectacles were staged to commemorate historic events, sacred feasts, and popular holidays. Royal birthdays, marriages, coronations, funerals, military triumphs, civic dates, and religious holidays were occasions for wealthy patrons to commission important, but temporary, works of art. Produced from ephemeral materials, these festival arts and decorations were significant projects in their time--as important as the surviving architecture and monuments in cities, or the paintings and sculptures now in museums. Although the original works do not survive, the art of festivals can be studied in works on paper created to describe and publicize these events. The Getty Research Institute's festival collections range from Renaissance prints and illustrated books to 20th-century.
Festival Collection (Getty Research Institute) (preferred,C,U,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: collection
Work Types:
topical collection [300378926] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Object Groupings and Systems (hierarchy name), object groupings, <object groupings by general context>, collections (object groupings))

miscellaneous (preferred)

Creation Date: Renaissance through 20th century

Creator Display:
multiple creators [preferred,VP]
unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500353615] Getty Research Institute, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Display Materials: various
Dimensions: various
General Subject:
various subjects (preferred)

Specific Subjects:
festivals [300073472]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (hierarchy name), events (activities), celebrations) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Festival Collection (Getty Research Institute)........ [VP]
........ Getty Research Institute Special Collections [online] (2005)
Subject: ....... [VP]
English ..... [VP]
..... Getty Research Institute Special Collections [online] (2005)
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