Detail of an Attic black-figure dinos depicting a boat, attributed to Circle of the Antimenes Painter, ca. 520–510 BC. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, Villa Collection, 92.AE.88
Applications Now Available for 2013/2014 Scholar Year
The Scholars Program is now accepting proposals for research projects on the theme Connecting Seas: Cultural and Artistic Exchange. The goal of this line of inquiry, which addresses the art-historical impact of maritime transport from ancient times to the present day, is to explore how bodies of water, far from being barriers, have served as a rich and complex interchange in the visual arts.
Three Peruvian Vessels, Augustus Le Plongeon, ca. 1862–70. The Getty Research Institute, 2004.M.18
Le Plongeon Papers on Maya Archaeology
Augustus Le Plongeon (1826–1908) and Alice Dixon Le Plongeon (1851–1910) were the first people to systematically excavate and photograph the Maya sites of Chichén Itzá and Uxmal. This digitized selection of the Le Plongeons' archive contains ethnographic observations and photographs documenting ancient architecture, sculpture, and city views.
Interior of G. Cramer Oude Kunst, The Hague, ca. 1967 (detail from postcard). The Getty Research Institute, 2001.M.5. Photo: Frequin
G. Cramer Oude Kunst Gallery Records
The archive of the renowned gallery G. Cramer Oude Kunst in The Hague is a rich resource for the study of the international market in old master paintings and may be the only uncensored dealer archive documenting the art market in Nazi-occupied Europe. The gallery's correspondence from 1936 to 1967, including material regarding the firm's dealings with Nazi agents for Adolf Hitler's museum in Linz, is now available for research. The remainder of the collection is still being processed.
The Getty Research Institute: Recent Print Acquisitions
The Bauhaus art school in Germany sought to unify art, craft, and industry. Eight prints from a 1921 portfolio of masters at the Weimar Bauhaus—on display in the exhibition—exemplify the breadth of styles and techniques that the Bauhaus embraced. The complex designs and sometimes whimsical themes of the woodcuts, lithographs, and other types of prints reflect the Bauhaus's theoretical and creative foundations.
Curators will lead gallery tours at 2 p.m. on August 2, 9, 16, and 23.