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Gift exchange in medieval society explored in new manuscripts show: Give and Ye Shall Receive
Job is menaced by demon after God takes away his worldly comforts one by one to test his faith
St. Lucy’s day! Eyes torn out but miraculously restored, she's usually depicted w eyes on plate. Patron of the blind
Birthday of Edvard Munch! Grappled with dark, unsettling themes like sickness & death, depression & alienation.
As a personification of winter, Paul Heermann's bust gives visual expression to the chilling cold of the season
December in Scots Gaelic = 'an Dùdlachd,' which translates to ‘the darkness.' Vernet, Storm
Feast day of Immaculate Conception of Mary! Ca. 1730 sketch detail for fresco in Roman church
Happy Feast Day St Nicholas! Original Santa Claus restored life to 3 youths who'd been killed & thrown into brine tub
For December 5: 5 bunches of flowers from a 12th-c English manuscript
Feast day of St. Barbara! Depicted with her tower, she is patron to architects, stonemasons, engineers + firemen
Confident, outspoken + enthusiastic Sagittarius (archer), as depicted in medieval calendars. #zodiac
Happy Birthday Georges Seurat! Explored scientific theories for visually evoking emotions
December comes wrapped in his snows Stormy & cold And white with frosty breath. —J.D. Canning, 1838 Monet, Haystacks
St. Andrew’s Eve! In Germany it was St. Andrew rather than St. Valentine who was the patron saint of lovers
#BlackFriday! Unofficial start of Christmas season is a huge shopping day in the US
Happy Thanksgiving! In the US, a day to relax with family + friends & express gratitude
Trace 19th-century discovery & restoration + modern analysis & conservation of an Apulian vase
Feast day of St. Catherine! Portrayed with spiked wheel on which she was meant to be martyred
Our new acquisition of Manet's Spring goes on view in West Pavilion, Getty Center tomorrow!
Happy Bday Toulouse-Lautrec! Painted "the pleasures of Parisian life" (Baudelaire): the theater, cabaret & brothel
Discovered in 1830, spectacular hoard known as Berthouville Treasure is now on view @ Villa
Feast Day of St. Cecilia! Frequently celebrated w concerts + festivals featuring poems + music devoted to her
Spending the morning at the @GettyMuseum / Starfleet Academy. Totally going to ace the Kobayashi Maru.
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