Alan Phenix with the Getty Conservation Institute has recently commenced a study of Frederick Hammsersley’s notebooks for technical information relating to his painting process and materials. Aided by these notebooks, where Hammersley logged meticulous notes for each painting, Phenix…
Lawrence Alma Tadema, Spring (detail), 1895, oil on canvas. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
One of the most beloved paintings at the Getty is Lawrence Alma Tadema’s Spring. At first glance, the painting appears fairly straightforward: a springtime floral celebration set in the ancient world. But there is a remarkable level of finish to the work and hidden amidst the flurry of characters are surprising details. Enjoy!
Lawrence Alma Tadema, Spring, 1895, oil on canvas. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
“Respect for all participants. Because teaching and learning is a joint effort. Or maybe it should be learning and teaching…either way is all right. I guess learning should be first.”—John Mason, on qualities most important for a teacher to bring to the classroom.