Getty Museum's Acquisitions on Google Arts

April 29 2020

Image of Getty Museum's Acquisitions on Google Arts

Picture: Getty Museum via Google Arts & Culture

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Getty Museum have teamed up with Google Arts & Culture to create a little exhibition of slides showcasing the highlights of acquisitions made in 2019. Naturally, the extremely high quality images make such an impact that it's hard not to be completely absorbed by them. What better way to entrance and engage audiences with newly acquired works.

The image above is a detail from their recently acquired study by Annibale Carracci. Carracci sometimes painted on top of old ledger sheets, and here one can see the writing appearing through the thinly painted parts of her eyes. There is another comparable sketch in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, a painting that is usually hung up so high that you can't appreciate it properly (if memory serves).

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