chivalry-project:

The Chivalry Project in Person
Join us Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, for the first two installments of our free manuscript-making workshops with artist Becca Lofchie at the Getty Center. Create and illustrate your own rule of chivalry, be it newly invented or tried and true! Handmade rules will be featured here on The Chivalry Project tumblr.
11am to 3:30pm both days.
Also to see: Chivalry in the Middle Ages, which inspired the project.
The Fourth Trumpet (detail), about 1255. (Text 2014.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig III 1, fol. 12v

chivalry-project:

The Chivalry Project in Person

Join us Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, for the first two installments of our free manuscript-making workshops with artist Becca Lofchie at the Getty Center. Create and illustrate your own rule of chivalry, be it newly invented or tried and true! Handmade rules will be featured here on The Chivalry Project tumblr.

11am to 3:30pm both days.

Also to see: Chivalry in the Middle Ages, which inspired the project.

The Fourth Trumpet (detail), about 1255. (Text 2014.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig III 1, fol. 12v

The Union Oil Center was completed in 1958 and became the highest building in downtown Los Angeles (mostly thanks to the convenient hill it is situated upon). 
This neighborhood became known for the 19th century oil boom. However, come the ’90s, the building was up for demolition. Saved by Hollywood, this building became the Los Angeles Center Studios complete with a “vertical backlot.” What other SoCal oil buildings have transformed in time? The Huntington has one.  
We’re teaming up The Huntington’s tumblr to bring you historic Los Angeles images on Wednesdays through August 6 as part of No Further West.
Union Oil Center, 1957, Julius Shulman. Getty Research Institute. Julius Shulman Photography Archive.

The Union Oil Center was completed in 1958 and became the highest building in downtown Los Angeles (mostly thanks to the convenient hill it is situated upon). 

This neighborhood became known for the 19th century oil boom. However, come the ’90s, the building was up for demolition. Saved by Hollywood, this building became the Los Angeles Center Studios complete with a “vertical backlot.” What other SoCal oil buildings have transformed in time? The Huntington has one.  

We’re teaming up The Huntington’s tumblr to bring you historic Los Angeles images on Wednesdays through August 6 as part of No Further West.

Union Oil Center, 1957, Julius Shulman. Getty Research Institute. Julius Shulman Photography Archive.

medievaliz:

demonagerie:

British Library, Harley 3244, detail of f. 58r. Bestiary. 1236-c.1250


Double wings!

medievaliz:

demonagerie:

British Library, Harley 3244, detail of f. 58r. Bestiary. 1236-c.1250

Double wings!

(via archivalia)

What can you hear at the museum?

Artist Elana Mann creates participatory sonic experiences and invites you to listen in. More on the Iris.

  • How do sounds change depending on your body position, your direction, your eyes open or closed, or the position of the histophone? 
  • Can you imagine sounds coming from the art, architecture, and gardens?
  • If a sculpture could speak, what would it say? 
  • What are sounds you can make with your own body? 
  • Can you hear the tectonic plates shifting underneath your feet? 
  • How are natural and man-made sounds mixing and blending in this environment? 

A list of the sounds that have reverberated through my body, 2013, Elana Mann. Cut photographs on paper. 

I’m all about color, but I love to take people’s portraits. I love getting to know people.

That’s why L.A. is so great. It’s colorful and full of different, interesting people.

Sara (@sara_cath), July 14, 2014.

The moon was visible, yet unreachable by keen astronomers like John herschel in the late 19th century. This photograph is actually of a detailed papier-mâché model of a moon crater. 

Moon Crater, late 1850s, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.

We went to the moon in 1969.

But humans have been looking at and recording Earth’s moon for centuries and centuries.

The Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Stars,about 1250-1260, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Two Diagrams with the Sun and the Moon, after 1277, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Mantel Clock, about 1790-1800, Movement by Nicolas-Alexandre Folin; enamel plaques by Georges-Arien Merlet. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Moon Landscape, late 1850s, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.

davevaleza:

Getty Villa café, 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

Giorgio Vasari once said Leonardo da Vinci was “so delighted when he saw curious heads, whether bearded or hairy, that he would follow anyone who had thus attracted his attention for a whole day.”
Are you the next Leonardo?

Caricature of a Man with Bushy Hair, about 1495, Leonardo da Vinci. J. Paul Getty Museum.

davevaleza:

Getty Villa café, 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

Giorgio Vasari once said Leonardo da Vinci was “so delighted when he saw curious heads, whether bearded or hairy, that he would follow anyone who had thus attracted his attention for a whole day.”

Are you the next Leonardo?

Caricature of a Man with Bushy Hair, about 1495, Leonardo da Vinci. J. Paul Getty Museum.

Big hair, light steps.

This drawing is of a 18th century high society English woman wearing all the in vogue styles of the time.

Observing and sketching high-dressed and fashionable ladies strolling through St. James’ Park in London was an important preparatory step for Thomas Gainsborough. Though the commission for King George III of England was never executed, many drawings remain, including this one from the britishmuseum.

A Lady Walking, about 1785, Thomas Gainsborough. J. Paul Getty Museum.

A Writer’s Tools

A writer’s tools might include an inkwell and papyrus scrolls or less expensive wax tablets and stylus. The tablets could also be bound and they could be erased with the flat end of the stylus. Papyrus was made of the pith of a water plant; ink was a mixture of soot, resin, wine dregs and cuttlefish.

Roman Terracotta Inkwell (1st or 2nd Century A.D.)

Roman/Egyptian Papyrus Letter (early 3rd Century A.D.)

Byzantine/Egyptian Wooden Tablet (500-700 A.D.)

Roman Bronze Stylus (1st or 2nd Century A.D.)

  (x)(x)(x)(x) The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

So beautiful!

(via 336bc)

Where’s your favorite place to take a picture at The Getty?
Up on the staircases, or anywhere you can get interesting angles.
Molly (@mollymgrubbs), July 14, 2014.

Where’s your favorite place to take a picture at The Getty?

Up on the staircases, or anywhere you can get interesting angles.

Molly (@mollymgrubbs), July 14, 2014.

A peek beneath the skin. Anatomy for your Thursday. 

Tabvla libri IIII. from Vivae imagines partivm corporis hvmani aereis formis expressae, 1566, Frans Huys, Pierre Huys and Andreas Vesalius. Getty Research Institute.
Votive Statuette
, 4th century B.C., Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Surgical anatomy
, 1851, Joseph Maclise. Getty Research Institute.
Male figure with skin removed
from Vivae imagines partivm corporis hvmani aereis formis expressae, 1566, Andreas Vesalius. Getty Research Institute.

The LA River and its tributaries twist and turn through many neighborhoods in Los Angeles. This concrete creation was a result of not-so-uncommon flooding in the 19th century. The Huntington has proof.
We’re teaming up The Huntington’s tumblr to bring you historic Los Angeles images on Wednesdays through August 6 as part of No Further West.
The Los Angeles River from the Florence Avenue Bridge, 2001, John Humble. J. Paul Getty Museum. © John Humble, Courtesy of Jan Kesner Gallery.

The LA River and its tributaries twist and turn through many neighborhoods in Los Angeles. This concrete creation was a result of not-so-uncommon flooding in the 19th century. The Huntington has proof.

We’re teaming up The Huntington’s tumblr to bring you historic Los Angeles images on Wednesdays through August 6 as part of No Further West.

The Los Angeles River from the Florence Avenue Bridge, 2001, John Humble. J. Paul Getty Museum. © John Humble, Courtesy of Jan Kesner Gallery.

Why should we beware of you?

Because I’m special.

Do you have special powers?

No. I’m just special.


Ivy, July 8, 2014

Getty Center turns into giant art game this Saturday. Come be a part of it!

Getty Center turns into giant art game this Saturday. Come be a part of it!

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