Slide of The Turkish Bath (detail), Sylvia Sleigh, 1973. The Getty Research Institute, 2004.M.4. Gift of Sylvia Sleigh and The Estate of Sylvia Sleigh Alloway
Feminist Art of Sylvia Sleigh
The papers of figurative realist painter Sylvia Sleigh (1916–2010) document her life, career, and the larger context of contemporary feminist art. Born in Wales, Sleigh moved to the United States in 1961 with her husband, art critic Lawrence Alloway. Sleigh's paintings of nude males in traditional odalisque poses remain her best-known works. Archive highlights include sketches, photographic preparatory studies, documentation of paintings, and ephemera relating to women artists.
Figure Study [#5], Jacquet, ca.
1700. Banner image: Detail from Figure Study [#16]. The Getty Research Institute, 2011.M.1
Album of Drawings by Jacquet and Roussel
This bound album of 68 drawings contains chalk and pencil studies of antique sculpture and Renaissance and Baroque paintings. The drawings were produced by two French artists about whom very little is known: Jacquet—a student of Louis de Boullogne the younger (1654–1733), Director of the Royal Academy of Painters and First Painter to King Louis XV—and Roussel, Jacquet's uncle.
Joseph Shubitowski, Carole Ann Fabian, and Deborah Kempe at the Getty Center.
Getty Research Portal Colloquium
The recently launched Getty Research Portal is an online search platform providing global access to digitized art history texts in the public domain. At a colloquium accompanying the launch, speakers from leading institutions discussed issues, challenges, and developments in digital art history and the Portal's potential to revolutionize how art historians conduct research.
Two Monks in Contemplation, Karl von Vittinghoff, 1809. The Getty Research Institute, 2010.PR.13
The Getty Research Institute: Recent Print Acquisitions
From the late 1700s through the early 1800s, artists from the German-speaking world explored the landscapes of nature and the imagination while revitalizing printmaking traditions. The best examples, some of which are featured in this exhibition, compel viewers to contemplate not only the spirit of nature but also the printmakers' remarkable craftsmanship.
Curators will lead gallery tours at 2 p.m. on July 12 and 19.