Art and Alchemy Shine in Getty Exhibits

Art and Alchemy Shine in Getty Exhibits

Centuries before Harry Potter fans heard of the Philosopher’s Stone or Pantone created its Pantone Matching System, medieval alchemists tried to transform matter into gold … and other colors. Three exhibits that opened this week at the Getty Center in Los Angeles shine a light on alchemy and the role it played in art and […]

Stolen Van Gogh Paintings Recovered

Stolen Van Gogh Paintings Recovered

On Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, two Van Gogh paintings worth millions of dollars that were recently recovered by Italian anti-Mafia police were displayed in Naples, Italy during a press conference. The two paintings are titled, “Seascape at the Scheveningen” and, “Congregation leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen.” According to the Van Gogh Museum, they were […]

London Calling in Atypical Getty Exhibit

London Calling in Atypical Getty Exhibit

An atypical exhibition for the J. Paul Getty Museum opened Tuesday, July 26 – “London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj,” With most works coming from holdings of the Tate Britain, this is the first major U.S. exhibition to explore the legacy of six painters from the so-called “School of London.” Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, […]