New from Getty Publications
J. M. W. Turner
Painting Set Free
Edited by David Blayney Brown, Amy Concannon, and Sam Smiles
Turner's later works departed significantly from his earlier ones—and many of his contemporaries found them to be indulgent. This lavishly illustrated book reconsiders these misunderstood paintings and argues that in their use of abstraction they anticipated Impressionism and Modernism.
The Brilliant History of Color in Art
Finlay's book brims with an all-star cast of characters, eye-opening details, and unexpected detours through the annals of art history and scientific discovery. Red ocher, green earth, cobalt blue, lead white—no pigment from the artist's broad palette escapes her shrewd eye in this breathtaking exploration.
The Triumph of the Eucharist
Edited by Alejandro Vergara and Anne T. Woollett
This exquisite volume offers a fascinating glimpse into the artistic process of Peter Paul Rubens. The authors explore and celebrate the making of his Triumph of the Eucharist series—monumental tapestries that are considered among the finest of their kind. Published on the occasion of a related exhibition on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center through January 11, 2015.
Nothing but the Clouds Unchanged
Artists in World War I
Edited by Gordon Hughes and Philipp Blom
Much of how World War I is understood today is rooted in artistic depictions of the brutal violence and destruction that marked the conflict. This haunting work examines how the physical and psychological devastation of the war altered the course of art history. This volume accompanies a related exhibition on view at the Getty Research Institute Gallery through April 19, 2015.
The Berthouville Silver Treasure and Roman Luxury
Edited by Kenneth Lapatin
In 1830 a farmer in the north of France made a remarkable discovery: a trove of ancient Roman silver objects. This sumptuous volume unveils this ancient treasure to modern day readers and considers the colorful history behind its creation. Published on the occasion of a related exhibition opening at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa on November 18, 2014.