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Today in 1609 Galileo demonstrated his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers. French stereoscope of telescope, ca 1855
Feast day of St. Bartholomew! According to tradition he was flayed alive and hence is portrayed with a knife.
@GettyMuseum names Davide Gasparotto, Galleria Estense (Modena), & Jeffrey Spier, Univ. AZ, as senior curators of paintings & antiquities
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Feast day of Bernard of Clairvaux! Said to have drafted rules of the medieval miliary order Knights of Templar
Happy Vinalia Rustica! Held today in ancient Rome to celebrate the grape harvest
#SeparatedAtBirth Man Ray: Mona Lisa as seen by Duchamp + Rrose Sélavy (Marcel Duchamp) © Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP
Feast of the Assumption. Assumption of the Virgin, Master of James IV of Scotland, about 1510-20
MT @photographmag: @GettyMuseum curator Paul Martineau talks to @TylerGreenDC about photographer Minor White
Today in ancient Rome, the goddess Diana was worshipped. Diana & Her Nymphs Bathing, Jean-François de Troy, 1722-24
Birthday of Pope + Saint Innocent XI. Ca. 1676 Carlo Maratti drawing of Faith & Justice was made in his honor
Bishop cat with his dog flock for #WorldCatDay! German, 15th century
Today in 1926 Houdini spent 91 minutes underwater in sealed tank before escaping. Here Alexander the Great ca 1400
Happy Birthday Percy Bysshe Shelley! 'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings'
Happy Bday Eakins! Used photography like this to help students achieve greater accuracy in representing human figure
This scandalous new art exhibit at LA's @GettyMuseum is perfect if you love skeletons, monsters, & nightmares:
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Tenacious, nurturing + moody Cancer (crab), as depicted in medieval calendars #zodiac
Happy Feast Day St. Margaret! Swallowed by Satan in the form of a dragon she escaped by holding a cross
On this day in 1099 the First Crusade captured Jerusalem. Destruction of Jerusalem, French, about 1413
Liberté , Égalité , Fraternité! Happy Bastille Day. Portière aux Armes de France tapestry, Gobelins, ca. 1730
Happy Bday Jacobus de Voragine! Authored Golden Legend, popular medieval book of saints' lives. Mary Magdalene:
Happy Birthday E.B. White! Authored Stuart Little, novel about adventures of talking mouse born to human parents
Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees. -Marcel Proust #HappyBday
Lovely! Culinary pleasures of Byzantium special dinner @ Villa w live music Sat 7/19
RT @Angie_Harmon: Life imitating art imitating life... Photo & laughing cred to (Insta) NATASHACROXALL @GettyMuseum
KA-BOOM! Chivalry as depicted in manuscripts, from courtship to hunting to jousting to war
MT @15thcgossipgirl @ChivalryToday's latest podcast with Elizabeth Morrison on chivalry in manuscripts exhib
Happy Tanabata Day! In Japanese festival on 7th day of 7th month prayers offered for children’s artistic development
Spread the news! Free parking for active-duty military families at the Getty Center & Villa through Labor Day @BlueStarMuseums
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Happy 4th of July! Independence Day celebrated w parades, picnics, fireworks, bonfires & bells. David Ringing Bells
1st of Dog Days, sultry days of summer. Romans associated hot weather with Sirus, the Dog Star. Hunter Combing Dog
How photographer Minor White led one man from abyss to bliss…
If the 1st of July it be rainy weather, 'twill rain more or less for 4 weeks together.
“Persians,” An Ancient Play Remade for the 21st Century Director Anne Bogart on remaking the Western @GettyMuseum
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St Vitus Day! In late Middle Ages, people celebrated his feast by dancing before his statue
Happy Birthday St. John the Baptist! French, about 1410
Today in 1975 movie Jaws about man-eating great white shark released. Here Jonah inside great whale: Italian, ca 1280
On today’s date in ancient Rome, sacrifice was made to Minerva in her temple on the Aventine, a center for the arts
Google's Street Art Project: includes works from around the globe, including some that no longer exist.
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Listen to a medieval Ethiopian Gospel Book in Ge’ez, language of various historical kingdoms and courts in Ethiopia…