Two beautiful panel paintings from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s collection. But panel paintings bring up a host of challenges for the conservator that paintings on canvas or paper do not. The Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings offers guidance on wood conservation and the history of panel manufacturing, as well as historical and modern approaches to conservation.

Captions, top to bottom:

Moonlit Landscape with a View of the New Amstel River and Castle Kostverloren

Aert van der Neer 

Dutch, Amsterdam, 1647 

Oil on panel 

Mountain Landscape with River and Wagon

Landscape painted by Herman Nauwincx, painter; figures painted by Willem Schellinks, painter 

Dutch, possibly Amsterdam, about 1650 - 1675 

Oil on panel 

Advances for Display of Art in the Roman Palace, 1550–1750 have arrived! While many scholars have examined the sculpture, wall paintings, and tapestries found in Roman palaces of this period, this book offers a unique perspective on the way these art objects were integrated into the built environment. Display of Art in the Roman Palace, 1550–1750 can be preordered on our site. 

Advances for Display of Art in the Roman Palace, 1550–1750 have arrived! While many scholars have examined the sculpture, wall paintings, and tapestries found in Roman palaces of this period, this book offers a unique perspective on the way these art objects were integrated into the built environment. Display of Art in the Roman Palace, 1550–1750 can be preordered on our site

Images from Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit, available now from Getty Publications. The coinciding exhibition is on view now at the Getty Center. 

Clockwise from top left:

Minor White (American, 1908 - 1976)

Rochester, New York, 1963. 

[Untitled]

72 N. Union Street, Rochester, 1960

All three gelatin silver prints are reproduced with permission of the Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum. © Trustees of Princeton University. Courtesy of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser.

Carnelian. Chalcedony. Bloodstone. These ancient gems have the best names! Learn more from Ancient Gems & Finger Ringsavailable in our Virtual Library. 

Right to left:

Ring with Fortuna, Unknown, Greek, Alexandria, Egypt, 220 - 100 B.C. Gold and carnelian ring

Minerva, Unknown, Roman, A.D. 1- 100. Chalcedony and gold ring.

Both images courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

 

Based on ten years of research and illustrated with extraordinary images, some never published before, Artful Lives chronicles the previously untold romance between the photographers Magrethe Mather and Edward Weston, one destined for relative obscurity and the other one of American’s most famous photographers. 

Based on ten years of research and illustrated with extraordinary images, some never published before, Artful Lives chronicles the previously untold romance between the photographers Magrethe Mather and Edward Weston, one destined for relative obscurity and the other one of American’s most famous photographers. 

Hand-colored collotype prints by Kazumasa Ogawa from Some Japanese Flowers.

Tree Peony and Japanese Iris by Kazumasa Ogawa (Japanese, 1860-1929). 1896. 

From the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. 

The Forum at Pompeii with Vesuvius in the Background
Christen Schjellerup Købke 
Danish, 1841 Oil on canvas 
This image can be found in The Last Days of Pompeii: Destruction, Apocalypse, Resurrection.

The Forum at Pompeii with Vesuvius in the Background

Christen Schjellerup Købke 

Danish, 1841 
Oil on canvas 

This image can be found in The Last Days of Pompeii: Destruction, Apocalypse, Resurrection.

"Many scholars have addressed the book’s text, but Diana Magaloni Kerpel’s project is unique. She approaches the Codex as a collaborative work of art, exploring the object’s physical attributes and its authorship. The result is a novel interpretation, one that returns autonomy to the indigenous people who helped create the book."—ARTnewsIn August 1576, in the midst of an outbreak of the plague, the Spanish Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún and twenty-two indigenous artists locked themselves inside a school and created the first illustrated encyclopedia of the New World, which is now known as the Florentine Codex. The Colors of the New World offers a new look at this manuscript and is available for preorder today! 

"Many scholars have addressed the book’s text, but Diana Magaloni Kerpel’s project is unique. She approaches the Codex as a collaborative work of art, exploring the object’s physical attributes and its authorship. The result is a novel interpretation, one that returns autonomy to the indigenous people who helped create the book."ARTnews

In August 1576, in the midst of an outbreak of the plague, the Spanish Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún and twenty-two indigenous artists locked themselves inside a school and created the first illustrated encyclopedia of the New World, which is now known as the Florentine Codex. The Colors of the New World offers a new look at this manuscript and is available for preorder today! 

Wine cup with a dancing reveler (interior)
Attributed to the Ambrosios Painter Greek, Athens, about 510 B.C. Terracotta 
Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum
This image is from Pots & Plays: Interactions between Tragedy and Greek Vase Painting now available from our Virtual Library. 

Wine cup with a dancing reveler (interior)

Attributed to the Ambrosios Painter 
Greek, Athens, about 510 B.C. 
Terracotta 

Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum

This image is from Pots & Plays: Interactions between Tragedy and Greek Vase Painting now available from our Virtual Library. 

Edgar Degas is an almost impossible artist to categorize. Although today often grouped with the Impressionists, he specifically rejected their philosophy, considering himself a realist. But he was a realist whom realists rejected; a storyteller in pictures who did not satisfy novelist-critics; a painter of modern life who was not a modernist. Odd Man Out: Readings of the Work and Reputation of Edgar Degas explores the artist’s complicated reputation and is now 50% off as part of our summer sale. Redefine beach reading and enjoy an afternoon with an art history book!
(Image above: The Milliners, Edgar Germain Hilaire Degas 
French, Paris, about 1882 - before 1905 Oil on canvas
Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum)
Edgar Degas is an almost impossible artist to categorize. Although today often grouped with the Impressionists, he specifically rejected their philosophy, considering himself a realist. But he was a realist whom realists rejected; a storyteller in pictures who did not satisfy novelist-critics; a painter of modern life who was not a modernist. Odd Man Out: Readings of the Work and Reputation of Edgar Degas explores the artist’s complicated reputation and is now 50% off as part of our summer sale. Redefine beach reading and enjoy an afternoon with an art history book!
(Image above: The MillinersEdgar Germain Hilaire Degas 
French, Paris, about 1882 - before 1905 Oil on canvas
Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum)