Roman Mosaics in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Author: Alexis Belis

Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum

ISBN: 9781606064979

Category: Art

Page: 82

View: 1095

The mosaics in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum span the second through the sixth centuries AD and reveal the diversity of compositions found throughout the Roman Empire during this period. Elaborate floors of stone and glass tesserae transformed private dwellings and public buildings alike into spectacular settings of vibrant color, figural imagery, and geometric design. Scenes from mythology, nature, daily life, and spectacles in the arena enlivened interior spaces and reflected the cultural ambitions of wealthy patrons. This online catalogue documents all of the mosaics in the Getty Museum’s collection, presenting their artistry in new color photography as well as the contexts of their discovery and excavation across Rome's expanding empire—from its center in Italy to provinces in southern Gaul, North Africa, and ancient Syria. Reflecting the Getty's commitment to open content, Roman Mosaics in the J. Paul Getty Museum is available online at and may be downloaded free of charge in multiple formats. For readers who wish to have a bound reference copy, this paperback edition has been made available for sale. The publication of this online catalogue is issued on the occasion of the exhibition, Roman Mosaics across the Empire, on view at the Getty Villa from March 30 through September 12, 2016.

Griechische und römische Mosaiken

Author: Umberto Pappalardo,Rosaria Ciardiello

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783777437910

Category: Mosaics, Byzantine

Page: 320

View: 7481

Stories in Stone

Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa : Masterpieces from the National Museums of Tunisia

Author: Aïcha Ben Abed Ben Khader

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892368039

Category: Art

Page: 188

View: 849

Between the second and the sixth centuries of the common era, elaborate mosaics were designed and created to pave the floors of town homes and rural estates of the Roman settlements in North Africa. These stunning mosaics were especially widespread in the colony of Africa Proconsularis, modern-day Tunisia, and covered a wide range of subject matter: from scenes of daily life and classical mythology, to abstract floral and geometric designs of rare vibrancy and complexity. A distinctive African style emerged, whose influence would extend throughout the Mediterranean basin and beyond. This catalogue is being published to coincide with an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa from October 26, 2006, to April 30, 2007--the first major exhibition in the United States solely devoted to ancient mosaics. The twenty-seven mosaics in the exhibition come from Tunisia's leading museums, including the Bardo Museum in Tunis, the Sousse Museum and the El Jem Museum. Stories in Stone is structured around four principal themes--Nature, Theater and Spectacle, Myths and Gods, and Technique--and includes extensive material on mosaic conservation. In addition to color plates of all objects in the exhibit, this catalogue includes nine richly illustrated essays that illuminate the historical background of mosaic art, trace the development of principal themes, and examine the conservation of mosaics both in the museum setting and in situ. Contributors include Taher Ghalia, director of the Bardo Museum; Mongi Ennaifer, minister of cultural affairs, Tunisia; Thomas Roby, senior project specialist, Getty Conservation Institute; and Jerry Podany, head of antiquities conservation, J. Paul Getty Museum.

The Archaeology of Ancient Sicily

Author: R. Ross Holloway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134557728

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 594

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Die römische Kunst

Author: Paul Zanker

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 340669067X

Category: Art

Page: 127

View: 6805

Mit dem Aufstieg Roms zum Zentrum eines riesigen Imperiums nahm auch die römische Kunst ihre spezifischen Züge an. Dieser anregende und allgemeinverständliche Band zeigt, wie die Römer sich ab dem 3. Jahrhundert v. Chr. die griechische Kultur umfassend aneigneten und gleichzeitig eine ganz eigene Bildsprache ausbildeten. Er führt in die Entwicklung der römischen Kunst von der Zeit der Republik bis in die Spätantike ein und erläutert ihre Funktionen im öffentlichen wie im privaten Leben Roms. Zugleich macht er uns die Botschaften, die die Bilder in ihrem historischen Kontext vermittelten, zugänglich.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Handbook of the Collections

Author: J. Paul Getty Museum

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892368877

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 8432

This revised and updated J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections includes many major objects that recently have been added to the collections, as well as the more familiar masterpieces frequent visitors have become acquainted with over the years from the antiquities, drawings, manuscripts, paintings, photographs, and sculpture and decorative arts holdings. Among the notable new accessions is a major collection of modern and contemporary sculpture, a 2005 gift from the Fran and Ray Stark Trust. Moreover, the new edition of the Handbook marks the historic moment at which the Museum commences operating on two sites simultaneously—the dazzling Getty Center on a hilltop in Brentwood and the magnificently reimagined Getty Villa in Malibu, devoted to Western antiquities. Readers who have not been among the millions of visitors to the two sites will find this Handbook an inducement for paying a visit; for those who have seen the collections, it will help them recall the experience and enrich their recollection.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Antiquities Collection

Author: J. Paul Getty Museum,Kenneth Lapatin

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892369981

Category: Art

Page: 238

View: 5580

The J. Paul Getty Museum's antiquities collection contains more than fifty thousand ancient objects. Spanning thousands of years--from Preclassical times as far back as the third millennium B.C. through the third century A.D.--it encompasses Cycladic, Greek, Etruscan, South Italian, Roman, and Romano-Egyptian cultures. The collection includes one of the finest assemblages of ancient Greek vases in the United States; monumental marble sculptures and diminutive bronzes; Greek and Roman gems; and Hellenistic silverware, jewelry, and glass. In lively prose accompanied by a full-color photograph of each object, this handbook presents nearly two hundred of the Getty Museum's most important pieces in the antiquities collection.

Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Drawings

German Language Edition

Author: Nicholas Turner,Lee Hendrix

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892364424

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 2613

The collection of European drawings in the J. Paul Getty Museum, built up over a decade and a half, has increased steadily in both breadth and depth. While the holdings of drawings from the Italian Renaissance are particularly strong—including for instance, a double-sided sheet by Leonardo da Vinci—other schools, the French, in particular, are also well represented. The collection’s emphasis is on major draftsmen, such as David, Dürer, Gainsborough, Goya, Ingres, Piranesi, Poussin, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens, Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese, and Watteau, while the occasional acquisition of groups of drawings has added strength in certain areas, such as the German and Swiss Renaissance. Organized by national school, with artists represented chronologically within each, this German-language volume focuses on the most important drawings in the collection, which admirably illustrate the development of European drawing from the Renaissance onward.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal

Volume 2, 1975

Author: The J. Paul Getty Museum

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892360011

Category: Art

Page: 126

View: 8533

The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal II is a compendium of articles and notes pertaining to the Museum's three collections—Greek and Roman antiquities, European Paintings, and French decorative arts. The first two issues deal solely with antiquities and are intended as a tribute to Bernard Ashmole. This volume includes a note by J. Paul Getty and essays by Bonnie M. Kingsley, Jiří Frel, Steven Lattimore, Joan R. Mertens, Mary Moore, Norman Neuerburg, Al. N. Oikonomides, Martin Robertson, Kondrad Schauenburg, Gerda Schwarz, David L. Thompson, Jochen R. A. Twele, Cornelius Vermeule, David Rinne and Jiří Frel, Michael Vickers, and Leslie E. Preston.

Guide to the Getty Villa

Author: N.A

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892368280

Category: Architecture

Page: 131

View: 3433

The Getty Villa in Malibu includes the only museum in the United States devoted solely to classical antiquities. As such, the Museum building seeks to replicate the ground plan and major architectural features of the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, which was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, with the surrounding landscaping modeled on ancient Roman gardens. This guide presents the full history of the site, as well as that of the ancient structure on which its construction will be based. With over a hundred photos and illustrations, it takes its readers on a tour of the Villa and its gardens, from the new entry court and outdoor theater to the atrium and Museum galleries, including special rooms such as the Basilica, the Hall of Colored Marbles, and the Temple of Herakles. Readers will learn about the installation of the collections, and the planned expansions to the Villa, which will be reopened in late 2005. Additions include a new Villa Scholars program organized by the Getty Research Institute, an analytical laboratory staffed by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), a new training program dedicated to the conservation of archaeological and ethnographic materials co-organized by the GCI and UCLA. New facilities also have been built to house the expanded bookstore and caf� as well as educational programs and theatrical productions.

The Getty Villa

Author: Marion True,Jorge Silvetti,Salvatore Settis

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892368419

Category: Architecture

Page: 231

View: 4838

The original Getty Museum, housed in a replica of a Roman Villa on a site overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is one of Los Angeles's most treasured landmarks. Closed for almost ten years while renovations were made to the building and the site itself was transformed into a center for the study of antiquities and conservation, the Getty Villa is now set to open late in 2005. The Getty Villa is a lively history of the Getty Museum, its renowned antiquities collections, and its growth from a small museum in a ranch house in Malibu to its first home in a building designed to replicate what we know of the Villa dei Papiri, an ancient Roman villa partially uncovered in Herculaneum. Most engagingly, this book records the ten-year adventure in reconfiguring a beautiful, but topographically challenging, site into one that could continue to accommodate the splendid Museum building and also provide for an outdoor theater, laboratories for conservation work and research, offices for staff and visiting scholars, and an education program for adults and children. This is a story of architectural imagination, geographical challenges, and legal hurdles, all of which have resulted in a truly unique and beautiful site. The story is an enlightening and rewarding one for anyone interested in architecture and in the difficulties posed by building on a grand scale in the twenty-first century. Beautifully illustrated throughout, the book includes 250 reproductions of works of art, photographs of both the old and the new Getty Museum, site plans, and architectural elevations.

Studia Varia from the J. Paul Getty Museum

Volume 1

Author: The J. Paul Getty Museum

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892362030

Category: Art

Page: 140

View: 5535

Ten essays examine a variety of objects ranging from jewelry and terracotta objects to architectural and sculpture fragments, in the antiquities collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. The contributors undertake comparative analyses with similar objects found in the holdings of other museums, and make extensive use of illustrations and drawings to documents their arguments. The articles are in English, German, and Italian.

Alexandria and Alexandrianism

Papers Delivered at a Symposium Organized by The J. Paul Getty Museum and The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities and Held at the Museum, April 22–25, 1993

Author: J. Paul Getty Museum

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892362928

Category: Art

Page: 302

View: 7022

One of the great seats of learning and repositories of knowledge in the ancient world, Alexandria, and the great school of thought to which it gave its name, made a vital contribution to the development of intellectual and cultural heritage in the Occidental world. This book brings together twenty papers delivered at a symposium held at the J. Paul Getty Museum on the subject of Alexandria and Alexandrianism. Subjects range from “The Library of Alexandria and Ancient Egyptian Learning” and “Alexander’s Alexandria” to “Alexandria and the Origins of Baroque Architecture.” With nearly two hundred illustrations, this handsome volume presents some of the world’s leading scholars on the continuing influence and fascination of this great city. The distinguished contributors include Peter Green, R. R. R. Smith, and the late Bernard Bothmer.

The Conservation of Archaeological Sites in the Mediterranean Region

An International Conference Organized by the Getty Conservation Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, 6–12 May 1995

Author: Marta De la Torre

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892364866

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 5430

One of the greatest challenges faced today by those responsible for ancient cultural sites is that of maintaining the delicate balance between conserving these fragile resources and making them available to increasing numbers of visitors. Tourism, unchecked development, and changing environmental conditions threaten significant historical sites throughout the world. These issues are among the topics dealt with in this book, which reports on the proceedings of an international conference on the conservation of classical sites in the Mediterranean region, organized by the Getty Conservation Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum. The book includes chapters discussing management issues at three sites: Piazza Armerina, Sicily; Knossos, Crete; and Ephesus, Turkey. While visiting these sites, conference participants examined how issues raised at these locales can illuminate the challenges of management and conservation faced by complex heritage sites the world over. Additional chapters discuss such topics as the management of cultural sites, the reconstruction of ancient buildings, and ways of presenting and interpreting sites for today's visitors.

Anthonis van Dyck

Author: Victoria Charles

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1780422695

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 8720

Van Dyck war Schüler und Mitarbeiter von Rubens. Als er Italien bereiste, lebte er in den Palästen seiner Gönner und trat selbst so vornehm und elegant auf, dass man ihn den “Malerkavalier” nannte. Er wurde 1632 zum Hofmaler des englischen Königs Karl II. (1630 bis 1685) ernannt. Seine beiden letzten Lebensjahre verbrachte er mit seiner jungen Frau auf einer Reise durch Europa. Doch seine Gesundheit war von der vielen Arbeit geschädigt, und er kehrte nach London zurück, um dort zu sterben. Seine letzte Ruhestätte fand er in der St. Paul’s Cathedral. Sein eigentlicher Ruhm gründet in seinen Portraits. Bei diesem Genre fand er zu einem überaus eleganten und raffinierten Stil, der das luxuriöse höfische Leben haargenau erfasste und zu einem Vorbild für die Künstler des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts wurde. Van Dyck war bestrebt, die italienischen Einflüsse (Tizian, Veronese, Bellini) mit der flämischen Tradition zu verschmelzen. Dort, wo ihm das gelang, haben seine Gemälde eine wunderbare Anmut, vor allem seine Madonnen und Hl. Familien, seine Kreuzigungen und Kreuzesabnahmen und auch manche seiner mythologischen Darstellungen. Doch was die Portraitkunst anbelangt, konnte ihm niemand das Wasser reichen, außer vielleicht die großen englischen Portraitmaler des 18. Jahrhunderts, die ihn sich zum Vorbild nahmen.

A History of Roman Art

Author: Steven L. Tuck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118885430

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 408

View: 3266

A History of Roman Art provides a wide-ranging survey of the subject from the founding of Rome to the rule of Rome's first Christian emperor, Constantine. Incorporating the most up-to-date information available on the topic, this new textbook explores the creation, use, and meaning of art in the Roman world. Extensively illustrated with 375 color photographs and line drawings Broadly defines Roman art to include the various cultures that contributed to the Roman system Focuses throughout on the overarching themes of Rome's cultural inclusiveness and art's important role in promoting Roman values Discusses a wide range of Roman painting, mosaic, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as architecture and associated sculptures within the cultural contexts they were created and developed Offers helpful and instructive pedagogical features for students, such as timelines; key terms defined in margins; a glossary; sidebars with key lessons and explanatory material on artistic technique, stories, and ancient authors; textboxes on art and literature, art from the provinces, and important scholarly perspectives; and primary sources in translation A book companion website is available at with the following resources: PowerPoint slides, glossary, and timeline Steven Tuck is the 2014 recipient of the American Archaeological Association's Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Ancient Herbs in the J. Paul Getty Museum Gardens

Author: Jeanne D'Andrea

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892360356

Category: Gardening

Page: 98

View: 5840

The Getty Museum building recreates an ancient Roman villa on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, where guests can feel that they are visiting the Villa dei Papiri before it was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The climate of southern California has made it possible to plant the gardens with dozens of herbs, flowers, and fruit trees known to the Greeks and Romans. In classical times they were practical as well as beautiful, providing color, perfume, home medicines, and flavorings for food and drink. Martha Breen Bredemeyer, a San Francisco Bay area artist, was inspired to paint two dozen of the garden's herbs. Her watercolor gouaches combine vibrant color with the fragile delicacy of these short-lived plants while her pen-and-ink drawings share their wiry grace. Jeanne D'Andrea discusses twenty-one of the herbs in detail after presenting their place in myth, medicine, and home in the introduction.

A Garden of Roman Verse

Author: Getty J Paul Trust Publication

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892365272

Category: Art

Page: 77

View: 5746

The glorious poetry of Rome has endured for more than two thousand years. For most of that time, it was read only in the original Latin, but over the centuries celebrated writers, from John Dryden to Aubrey Beardsley to Ezra Pound, have been inspired to create translations that reflect their own ages, while retaining the vibrancy of the originals A Garden of Roman Verse presents work by four of Rome's finest poets: Catullus, Horace, Ovid, and Virgil. Each poem appears in the original Latin and in English translation, and is illustrated with a detail from Roman paintings or mosaics. The subtle colors and haunting quality of the illustrations evoke the spirit of the age in which this enchanting poetry was written. The combination of the poetry and illustrations, accompanied by notes on each poet and on Pompeii and Herculaneum--where some of the finest examples of Roman paintings were preserved--make this volume a perfect introduction to the towering civilization of Rome.