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Medieval Art at the Getty
A description of a visit to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
# 137008 | 750 words | 2 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Art (Museums)

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The paper details a visit to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, during an exhibit of medieval art, on loan from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The paper describes how the exhibit featured a series of small statues depicting Jonah and the whale but of special interest was an illuminated manuscript dating to the 11th century.

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"It was interesting on a recent visit to the Getty Museum to find that ultra-modern exterior featuring some art that is well over 500 years old. Of course, it is one thing to stand and marvel at the art of the great Renaissance painters. But, the Middle Ages produced a different sort of art- mostly illuminated manuscripts and, in one case, a portrait of two wealthy brothers. It goes without saying that these remaining art pieces of the Middle Ages are extremely fragile. Some of the parchment on which a few of the pieces were painted are not in perfect condition. So, therefore, one cannot..."

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