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Gian Lorenzo Bernini, <em>Pope Paul V</em>
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Pope Paul V

Gian Lorenzo Bernini was only 23 years old when he was commissioned to carve a bust of Pope Paul V. Learn more about this piece with Timothy Potts from the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Monet, <em>Wheatstacks (Snow Effect, Morning)</em><br>Getty Conversations
Monet, Wheatstacks (Snow Effect, Morning)
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How does this painting by Claude Monet achieve such simplicity and complexity at the same time?

Van Gogh, <em>Irises</em><br> Getty Conversations
Van Gogh, Irises
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Behind this iconic painting by Vincent van Gogh is the artist’s inspiring story about healing.

<em>Gospel Book</em><br>Getty Conversations
Gospel Book
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Did you know that Ethiopia has one of the longest standing traditions of Christian practice in the world?

<em>Statue of a Victorious Youth</em> <br>Getty Conversations
Statue of a Victorious Youth
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Would you believe that this ancient Greek statue was found at the bottom of the ocean by fishermen in the 1960s?

Mummy of Herakleides<br>Getty conversations
Mummy of Herakleides
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During ancient Egypt’s last dynasty, a massive cultural exchange occurred between Greeks and Egyptians.

Muybridge, <em>The Attitudes of Animals in Motion</em><br>Getty Conversations
Muybridge, The Attitudes of Animals in Motion
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Have you ever wondered what it took to take a photograph in the 1800s?

Laudario of Sant’Agnese
Laudario of Sant’Agnese

The Laudario of Sant'Agnese is one of the most important examples of early Renaissance illumination and it was decorated by two of the most sought-after workshops at the time.

The Challenge of a Straight Line – the Concrete Art Movement
The Challenge of a Straight Line – the Concrete Art Movement

How do you create perfectly straight edges in paint? See how Brazilian and Argentinian Concrete Artists did in this video from the Getty Museum

Painting in an Industrial Age – the Concrete Art Movement
Painting in an Industrial Age – the Concrete Art Movement

From the Getty Museum, discover how Brazilian Concrete Artists engaged with a rapidly industrializing culture by using the entire range of industrial paints developed in the 20th century

Breaking the Frame – the Concrete Art Movement
Breaking the Frame – the Concrete Art Movement

Discover how Argentine and Brazilian artists in the 1940s broke from linear perspective to create art in unique shapes, starting the Concrete Art movement.

Different Places: Japanese porcelain with English gilt-bronze mounts
Different Places: Japanese porcelain with English gilt-bronze mounts

A pair of lidded bowls in the J. Paul Getty Museum have had quite an exciting existence.

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