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Spring (detail), 1894, Lawrence Alma Tadema. Oil on canvas. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Spring (detail), 1894, Lawrence Alma Tadema. Oil on canvas. The J. Paul Getty Museum
  Paintings curator Davide Gasparotto Davide Gasparotto with Portrait of a Halberdier by Pontormo

Meet our New Paintings Curator

Get to know our new senior curator of paintings, Davide Gasparotto, who arrived at the Getty Center from Italy this year and is curating an exhibition on the artistry and evolution of French frames opening this September. He discusses his early passion for Italian Renaissance art, why he chose to come to the Getty, and his plans for collecting and exhibitions in his new role.

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  Burial cave in Sulawesi, Indonesia Burial cave in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Courtesy of and © Paul Koudounaris

Rituals of Death in Antiquity

In anticipation of our popular Death Salon Getty Villa, we commissioned a series of reflections on death and the afterlife in the ancient world. Curator David Saunders deciphers illustrations on the surface of 2,500-year-old Italian funerary vases; artist Paul Koudounaris shares his astonishing photographs of funeral practices around the world; and museum educator Eric Bruehl reveals why the ancients chose flawed heroes to accompany them into the afterlife.

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Listen to audio recordings of the Death Salon Getty Villa on our SoundCloud channel featuring talks by artists, curators, a mortician, and a food critic.

  Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts virtual exhibition

Enjoy Italian Renaissance Splendors at Home

We're excited to present our first in-depth virtual exhibition, complementing the on-site presentation of Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts at the Getty Center. This online exhibition was made in collaboration with several libraries, archives, and museums in Italy and offers a curated experience that greatly expands the scope and range of objects on view in the galleries, providing magnified views of the many lavish details adorning these fragile objects.

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  Chris McCaw with his large format camera Chris McCaw with his large format camera

Watch Four Artists Experiment with 21st-Century Analog Photography

Witness the sometimes elaborate, sometimes accidental processes of four of the artists whose works are in the exhibition Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography at the Getty Center. Whether experimenting with chemical baths in a darkroom or waiting patiently for the sun to create an unpredictable imprint, these artists forge new ground by delving into historic processes.

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  J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free catalogue

Seeing and Reading Turner

Don't miss the chance to see J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free featuring the innovative late work of Britain's most famous painter. On view at the Getty Center through May 24.

With 130 color illustrations, the comprehensive catalogue J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free chronicles the groundbreaking work made in the last sixteen years of the artist's life. Scholarly essays examine Turner's technique, persona, and cultural milieu, while his handwritten letters and photographs of his paint-encrusted palettes offer a peek into his daily life.

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