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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.
How does this painting by Claude Monet achieve such simplicity and complexity at the same time?
Behind this iconic painting by Vincent van Gogh is the artist’s inspiring story about healing.
Did you know that Ethiopia has one of the longest standing traditions of Christian practice in the world?
Would you believe that this ancient Greek statue was found at the bottom of the ocean by fishermen in the 1960s?
During ancient Egypt’s last dynasty, a massive cultural exchange occurred between Greeks and Egyptians.
Have you ever wondered what it took to take a photograph in the 1800s?
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.
How do you create perfectly straight edges in paint? See how Brazilian and Argentinian Concrete Artists did in this video from the Getty Museum
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
Discover how Argentine and Brazilian artists in the 1940s broke from linear perspective to create art in unique shapes, starting the Concrete Art movement.
A pair of lidded bowls in the J. Paul Getty Museum have had quite an exciting existence.