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Gift exchange in medieval society explored in new manuscripts show: Give and Ye Shall Receive bit.ly/gift-giving pic.twitter.com/2ROsvlxCW5
Job is menaced by demon after God takes away his worldly comforts one by one to test his faith bit.ly/1AxeAj1 pic.twitter.com/qKUrEjKhbS
St. Lucy’s day! Eyes torn out but miraculously restored, she's usually depicted w eyes on plate. Patron of the blind pic.twitter.com/k19ihjaVF3
Birthday of Edvard Munch! Grappled with dark, unsettling themes like sickness & death, depression & alienation. pic.twitter.com/SjBmmU8U01
As a personification of winter, Paul Heermann's bust gives visual expression to the chilling cold of the season pic.twitter.com/ZnFHKHVw3v
December in Scots Gaelic = 'an Dùdlachd,' which translates to ‘the darkness.' Vernet, Storm bit.ly/135BbJj pic.twitter.com/tGHLEEauue
Feast day of Immaculate Conception of Mary! Ca. 1730 sketch detail for fresco in Roman church bit.ly/1ytu6ix pic.twitter.com/pgpFKvcrFg
Happy Feast Day St Nicholas! Original Santa Claus restored life to 3 youths who'd been killed & thrown into brine tub pic.twitter.com/8H7qjHYZR9
For December 5: 5 bunches of flowers from a 12th-c English manuscript pic.twitter.com/sLNxX4gITy
Feast day of St. Barbara! Depicted with her tower, she is patron to architects, stonemasons, engineers + firemen pic.twitter.com/prKWrszfEC
Confident, outspoken + enthusiastic Sagittarius (archer), as depicted in medieval calendars. #zodiac pic.twitter.com/9xtwk1Q31F
Happy Birthday Georges Seurat! Explored scientific theories for visually evoking emotions bit.ly/1AceOwb pic.twitter.com/zM6f0mynav
December comes wrapped in his snows Stormy & cold And white with frosty breath. —J.D. Canning, 1838 Monet, Haystacks pic.twitter.com/ibMPS8KlPp
St. Andrew’s Eve! In Germany it was St. Andrew rather than St. Valentine who was the patron saint of lovers pic.twitter.com/AsugiRsOy5
#BlackFriday! Unofficial start of Christmas season is a huge shopping day in the US bit.ly/1y8b2X0 pic.twitter.com/VFBUrYkEBX
Happy Thanksgiving! In the US, a day to relax with family + friends & express gratitude pic.twitter.com/n2DvIEoVCB
Trace 19th-century discovery & restoration + modern analysis & conservation of an Apulian vase bit.ly/1ycC390 pic.twitter.com/bT8WH11J9C
Feast day of St. Catherine! Portrayed with spiked wheel on which she was meant to be martyred bit.ly/1FnGD5K pic.twitter.com/BAnQXP9yzP
Our new acquisition of Manet's Spring goes on view in West Pavilion, Getty Center tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/EYj3sD8VIi
Happy Bday Toulouse-Lautrec! Painted "the pleasures of Parisian life" (Baudelaire): the theater, cabaret & brothel pic.twitter.com/BtrT5oEpsV
Discovered in 1830, spectacular hoard known as Berthouville Treasure is now on view @ Villa bit.ly/1x6FriV pic.twitter.com/EemKolS57t
Feast Day of St. Cecilia! Frequently celebrated w concerts + festivals featuring poems + music devoted to her pic.twitter.com/5mfHsVWdpB
Spending the morning at the @GettyMuseum / Starfleet Academy. Totally going to ace the Kobayashi Maru. pic.twitter.com/Jsne1iUPAa
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