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Oudry's Mystery
I have been investigating the paintings in Oudry's Painted Menagerie for the artist-at-work demonstration series this summer at the Getty Center and have just completed a study of Oudry's Male Leopard...
Sep 1, 2007
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Last Two Days to See Clara the Rhino
Don't miss it—the final weekend of Oudry's Painted Menagerie. Bid a farewell to Clara before she gets back in her crate for her next stop...
Aug 31, 2007
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With the Elegance of Courtiers: Oudry's Graceful Animals
For me, one of the most revealing aspects of this fascinating exhibition were the many "Claras" in porcelain and other precious materials that brought up the last segment of the great animal parade. Witty and endlessly inventive, they called ...
Aug 28, 2007
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Painting Oudry
I have been studying Oudry's painting and drawing methods both for my own research as a painter and as part of the Artist-At-Work Demonstration series that I have had the opportunity to present at the Getty Museum this summer. One drawing in particular...
Aug 23, 2007
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A Sensational and Sentimental Rhino, Part 2
In part one of this post I talked about animals as exotic spectacle and the ethics of display. But what did 18th-century audiences think about the sentimental life of these animals being offered for their entertainment?
Aug 14, 2007
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A Sensational and Sentimental Rhino, Part 1
In the 1740s Clara the rhinoceros sailed from India into the Age of Reason. She arrived in a political world that would soon declare that "all men are created equal" without abolishing slavery or stepping back from the colonizing of Asia, Afr...
Aug 9, 2007
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See William Friedkin's New Documentary This Friday
It took years for paintings conservators at the Getty Museum to restore Jean-Baptiste Oudry's Rhinoceros and Lion to their original glory. Filmmaker William Friedkin (The French Connection, the Exorcist, Bug) was there every step of the way to capture ...
Aug 1, 2007
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Touring the Collection, Part 2
In part one of this post, I suggested a self-guided tour of 18th-century portraiture in the Getty Museum's collection. Here is a second tour that takes you from the galleries of Oudry's Painted Menagerie to the decorative arts collection in the Getty C...
Jul 26, 2007
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Touring the Collection, Part 1
The Getty Museum's permanent collection reflects many of the themes in Oudry's Painted Menagerie. When you enter the exhibition, for example, you see François-Thom...
Jul 24, 2007
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Video: Peter Singer's Lecture on Animals in Art
Watch Peter Singer's lecture on "Looking at Animals."
Jul 20, 2007
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Rhinos Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
In my work as the Indian rhinoceros keeper at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, I have the privilege to work with our rhino, a 37-year-old female named Randa, every day. She has given me a love and appreciation of her magnificent species that ...
Jul 17, 2007
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Audio: Tour the Exhibition with Gallery Teacher Bryan Keene
Take a tour of Oudry's Painted Menagerie with gallery teacher Bryan Keene in this audio captured in the exhibition galleries...
Jul 10, 2007
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Clara and the Ethics of a Human-Dominated Planet
As a conservationist focusing on preserving global biodiversity, I have for a long time weighed the question of right human relationship with other species. Jean-Baptiste Oudry's portrait of Clara the rhino provokes thoughts and questions in some surpr...
Jul 6, 2007
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Oudry's Landscapes
An important aspect of Jean-Baptiste Oudry's art that is present but not emphasized in Oudry's Painted Menagerie is the role of landscape in his compositions. As a painter of hunting subjects, Oudry had to portray not only animals, but also the forests...
Jul 3, 2007
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Advertising an Exhibition: Oudry's Amazingly Life-Like Animals
As the ad agency for The Getty we always have great material to work with, so it wasn't hard to bring Oudry's Painted Menagerie to life. The challenge, however, was to cut through the clutter of traditional advertising....
Jun 29, 2007
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See the TV Commercial
See the TV commercial for the exhibition Oudry's Painted Menagerie.
Jun 27, 2007
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Eye of the Beholder
The current issue of Zoo View, the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens' membership magazine, includes an article by Paul Gachot about the history of animals in art. After I read this article, I found myself thinking again about Oudry's animal portrai...
Jun 18, 2007
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Clara the Rhinoceros, Before and After
At the end of the exhibition Oudry's Painted Menagerie, you'll find an illustrated time line of the five-year painting conservation project that brought Clara the rhino back to life, restoring the tattered, faded canvas as nearly as possible to its pri...
Jun 4, 2007
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Oudry—Animal Portraitist
It has been fascinating to see how people respond to the animal "portraits"...
May 30, 2007
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Forum: Do You Agree with Peter Singer?
Ethicist and animal rights advocate Peter Singer lectured last night at the Getty Center to a packed house. A summary of his thoughts is below; video of the lecture is posted here. Do you agree or disagree with Singer? Add your comment to weigh in...
May 25, 2007

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