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Michelangelo draws us to the Getty

Michelangelo draws us to the Getty

The wellsprings of creation “Michelangelo: Mind of a Master” by Bondo Wyszpolski A few years ago, in his global survey of art from its earliest moments to the present, Julian Bell stated, referring, of course, to Michelangelo: “Never before or since has so much in art revolved around a single personality.” On the face of […]

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Käthe Kollwitz: War and other atrocities at the Getty Research Institute

Käthe Kollwitz: War and other atrocities at the Getty Research Institute

No compromises “Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Process, Politics” at the Getty by Bondo Wyszpolski Käthe Kollwitz never saw the light. What I mean is that she lived through dark times, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, and the Third Reich. Or, in bleaker terms, she was born just before the Franco-Prussian War, endured World War I […]

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Chinese Treasures at the Getty Center

“Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road” is a Getty exhibition the likes of which you’ve never seen by Bondo Wyszpolski If you ever find yourself in northwestern China, wandering along the edge of the Gobi Desert on the old Silk Road (a formerly busy thoroughfare not unlike our Route 66), you […]