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Darius Arya 6h
Today let’s explore amazing Herculaneum!! click on the link for 30 minute walk through the site!
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Known for his sumptuous, ornate paintings in which the figures are nearly submerged in a mosaic of jewel-like color and gold, Gustav Klimt was born on this day in 1862. Learn more about the Austrian artist and his drawings in our collection:
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1 out of 4, not bad! ✨
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Answers here: Q1: Harry Potter Q2: Healing tears Q3: Let a dog get it Q4: Long spiraling horn How many did you get right?
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J. Paul Getty Museum Jul 14
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Q4. What is the most valuable part of a unicorn in the medieval text?
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J. Paul Getty Museum Jul 14
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Q3. What’s the best way to harvest a mandrake (which emits fatal shrieks when plucked from the earth), according to the medieval bestiary?
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J. Paul Getty Museum Jul 14
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Q2. Which quality of Fawkes the Phoenix deviates from the medieval origin story of the phoenix?
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J. Paul Getty Museum Jul 14
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Q1. Which text cites the ability to ride a hippogriff and/or griffin?
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J. Paul Getty Museum Jul 14
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JK Rowling has neither confirmed nor denied that the medieval bestiary inspired many of the magical creatures in the world of Harry Potter—but there are a lot of similarities. Play along (answers at the end of the thread):
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J. Paul Getty Museum Jul 14
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A medieval bestiary is an early encyclopedia of animals with pictures of creatures, descriptions of their behavior, and lessons about Christian morals. One-third of the world's surviving bestiaries are on view at the Getty this summer in
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J. Paul Getty Museum Jul 14
Harry Potter and Magical Creatures vs. the Medieval Bestiary, a thread: Listen up, witches and wizards. Today’s “Intro to the Care of Magical Creatures” class at the Getty may be full (), but you can still test your knowledge of animals.
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J. Paul Getty Museum Jul 13
Today's wine tasting event at the is sold out; however tickets are still available for July 28! Enjoy a summer’s evening discovering art, sipping wine, and enjoying the scents and sounds of the Villa’s garden spaces.
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J. Paul Getty Museum Jul 13
“Once. Again. Photographs in Series” features artists who have photographed faces and places over minutes, months, or years, prompting reflection on the ways the passage of time impacts how we see people and spaces:
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Sedef Piker Jul 13
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Took my niece and nephew to the exhibit They explored the exhibit w the audio guide on their own &had a great time. Later I asked “What was your favorite part? Pro answered, All of it!!! This is what I live for. My work is done😁
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J. Paul Getty Museum Jul 13
Historian Neil Jackson discusses the legacy of Southern California architect Pierre Koenig and his modernist LA homes:
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J. Paul Getty Museum Jul 12
In this view of the garden at Seville's Alcázar Palace, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida concentrated on the geometry of form and the clear, bright sunlight of southern Spain instead of the changing reflections of light:
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J. Paul Getty Museum Jul 12
An assignment for magazine about poverty in Brazil introduces photographer Gordon Parks to Flávio da Silva and one of the most complicated, compelling, and revisited stories of his career.
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Jacquelyn Clements Jul 12
Remarkable contextualization in the "Buried by Vesuvius" exhibition Villa - carbonized scrolls from the Villa dei Papiri, a papyrus unrolling machine designed by Antonio Piaggio (!), the process of publishing the scrolls, and a plan of their findspots.
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J. Paul Getty Museum Jul 12
TOMORROW at 5pm: Ever Present ♾ Cosmos 🌙✨💫 performances and interventions inspired by medieval astronomy and astrology. FREE!
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J. Paul Getty Museum Jul 11
British photographer Jane St. John captured views of ancient sites in Italy. Browse our collection of her works:
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