August 01, 2019

The J. Paul Getty Museum Presents Blurring the Line: Manuscripts in the Age of Print

Aug 06, 2019-Oct 27, 2019

The history of the book in the late Middle Ages is a story of competing media as the handwritten and the illuminated encountered the print revolution in Europe. New printing technologies gave rise to a rich period of experimental cross-fertilization during which artists created hybrid works, books printed to look like manuscripts, and painted compositions modeled after prints. This exhibition includes masterpieces of both media, challenging the division between them considering the culture of the book as technology met artistry. Curated by Larisa Grollemond. 

July 02, 2019

Darkness Visible: A Newly Acquired John Martin

Jul 02, 2019-Oct 06, 2019

This single-work display showcases the Museum’s recently acquired Destruction of Pharaoh’s Host by the English Romantic artist, John Martin (1789-1854). The installation explores this fascinating drawing and highlights Martin’s connection to Los Angeles, namely the artist’s influence on generations of Hollywood movie makers, including Cecil B. DeMille and Ray Harryhausen. Curated by Edina Adam. 

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