Considered the grandmother of the French New Wave, Agnès Varda has reimagined the possibilities of cinema for over 50 years. Join Varda for a rare conversation about her films and latest installations, as well as her expansion of the documentary genre beyond the screen to the gallery and museum.
Detail of the Florentine Codex. Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana. Med Palat. 220, c. 214V
The Colors of the New World: Artists, Materials, and the Creation of the Florentine Codex
In August 1576, in the midst of an outbreak of a plague, the Spanish Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún and 22 indigenous Mexican artists locked themselves away in a Mexico City school and created nothing less than the first illustrated encyclopedia of the New World: the Florentine Codex. This lecture by Diana Magaloni Kerpel explores one of the world's great manuscripts, including new research about the selection of particular pigments, and is sponsored by the Getty Research Institute Council.
Applications for Getty Library Research Grants are due October 15, 2013. These grants provide partial support to scholars of all nationalities and levels who demonstrate a compelling need to use materials housed in the Research Library, and whose place of residence is more than 80 miles from the Getty Center. Contact Library Reference with any questions.
La Statue de Venus Aphrodite, Gèrard Audran, 1683. The Getty Research Institute, 84-B31091
Scholar Year 2014/15: Application Deadline
Proposals for Getty Scholar Grants are due November 1, 2013. The 2014/15 scholar theme, Object—Value—Canon, seeks to reevaluate the traditional mode of art-historical interpretation, which proceeds from the description of an object and discussions of its artistic or cultural value, to attempts to place the object in a canon of other works.
The first in-depth cultural study of the works of European and non-European photographers active in the Middle East and India, Photography's Orientalism focuses on the relationship between photographic, literary, and historical depictions of these regions. Essays explore the relationship between European representations and those produced by residents and travelers from non-European nations.
Introduction to Controlled Vocabularies: Terminology for Art, Architecture, and Other Cultural Works (Updated Edition)
A primer on the characteristics, scope, uses, and methods for building and maintaining controlled vocabularies for art and cultural materials, this updated edition reflects recent developments in the field, including new national and international standards, current trends such as Linked Open Data, and revisions to the Getty Vocabularies. The glossary and bibliography have also been updated.
Lakodalmi fogat, Balasrasar, Kiskukullo megye (Bridal cart, Balasrasar County, Kiskukullo) (detail), photographer unknown, ca. 1950. The Getty Research Institute, 2011.M.8
Hungarian Photography Collection, ca. 1850–2009
Chronicling more than 150 years of Hungary's history, this extensive collection contains the work of more than 1,000 photographers, including Károly Escher, Tamás Féner, and György Klösz. This collection also contains cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, and the related research papers of collector, art historian, and photographer Michael Simon. Donated by Michael and Carol Simon.
Doomar Leyna (detail), Thomas Daniell, 1803. The Getty Research Institute, 89-B11520
Hindu Excavations in the Mountains of Ellora
This suite of 24 colored aquatints shows the excavation of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain structures and carvings at the site of Ellora, northwest of the city of Aurangabad, India. The suite is the last in a set of six by British artist Thomas Daniell, known as Oriental Scenery, which strongly influenced 19th-century British architectural design and decorative arts.