Modern Architecture and the Olympic Spirit

Left: Yoyogi National Gymnasium; 2nd Gymnasium. Photo courtesy of Japan Sport Council. Right: Stadio Flaminio. Photo: Matteo Cirenei / The Getty Foundation’s Keeping It Modern initiative announces twelve new grants, including two for former Olympic buildings. By Alexandria Sivak / 07.31.2017 Senior Communications Specialist J. Paul Getty Trust In its quest to host an[…]

Illustrating Carnival: Remembering the Overlooked Artists Behind Early Mardi Gras

Spider costume designed by Charles Briton for the “Missing Links” theme, Mistick Krewe of Comus, 1873 For more than 150 years the city of New Orleans has been known for the theatricality and extravagance of its Mardi Gras celebrations. Allison C. Meier looks at the wonderfully ornate float and costume designs from Carnival’s “Golden Age”[…]

Pan-Ideologies, 1880-1945

A map of United Nations member states at the end of 1945. Light blue are member states, Dark blue are colonies of member states, grey are non-member states. / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Tilman Lüdke / 03.06.2012 Senior Researcher Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut Abstract Between roughly 1880 and 1945, various macro-nationalistic ideologies appeared on the socio-political scene of the world.[…]

What Are Japanese and Chinese Objects Doing in This French Aristocrat’s Bedroom?

Portrait of the Marquise de Miramon, née Thérèse Feuillant, 1866, Jacques Joseph Tissot. Oil on canvas, 50 1/2 x 30 3/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007.7. Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program By Megan Lee / 08.21.2016 2016 Multicultural Undergraduate Intern, Communications Department J. Paul Getty Museum This 1866 portrait shows a[…]

The History of the Roman Triumph

A reconstructed relief panel from the original on the Arch of Titus, Rome, c. 81 CE. The scene, showing the triumph of Titus, is carved in three-quarter view and has Titus riding a four-horse chariot (quadriga) and shows him being crowned by a personification of Victory. The goddess Roma stands in front, holding the bridle of one of the horses. The two figures[…]

The Arch of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Video produced by Dr. Naraelle Hohensee, Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris By Dr. Andrew Findley / 09.27.2016 Assistant Professor of Art History and Humanities Ivy Tech Community College The Emperor Constantine, called Constantine the Great, was significant for several reasons. These include his political transformation of[…]