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How Bossa Nova Brought Frank Sinatra to This Sunset Blvd. Studio

2021-01-22T05:03:28+01:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

Recording studios are more than just the places where songs and albums are made. They are musical instruments themselves, co-producers, co-composers. Their acoustics and their gear—their ceiling rafters and wall panels, their air space and insulation, their mixing consoles, equalizers, and vocal booths—leave distinctive footprints that determine how sounds are remembered once they circulate beyond [more]

PODCAST: Lives of Leonardo da Vinci

2021-01-21T05:04:10+01:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

A new episode of the Art + Ideas podcast "He was a great artistic personality, crucial for the development, in some way, of what we think as the modern science. But he was not alone." Leonardo da Vinci died more than 500 years ago, but he is still revered as a genius polymath who painted [more]

Keeping Warm the Roman Way

2021-01-20T05:03:57+01:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

Images of Italy and the Mediterranean generally include bright sun shining on sparkling water and dusty groves of olive trees. In fact, according to Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, who wrote a 10-volume treatise on architecture in the first century, “Divine providence has so ordered it that the metropolis of the Roman people is placed in an excellent [more]

On Sunset, Ska Brought People Together

2021-01-15T05:04:34+01:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

Music always has the potential to be a force of merging. It can draw different people from different communities together under the spell of the same sound. Yet it can also draw borders and erect perimeters, and by 1980, musical merging in L.A. was no guarantee. The radical visions of 1970s punk had descended into [more]

Unearthing the Secrets of Color

2021-01-14T05:00:50+01:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

Artist Sandy Rodriguez finds her colors in the natural world. She’s delved into the art and science of making her own natural pigments from minerals, plants, and insects collected during research trips across the western U.S., often following Indigenous recipes. A former Getty Museum educator and artist-in-residence at Art + Practice, Rodriguez positions her art-making [more]

31 Young Artists Win“In Pursuit of ___” Open Call for Photography

2021-01-13T05:04:15+01:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

The nonprofit design lab Amplifier and the J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the winners of “In Pursuit of__”, a joint open call for photography from students ages 13-19. In September 2020 Amplifier and Getty issued a joint open call for art from students ages 13-19 around the theme of “In Pursuit of__.” Selected from over [more]

Reflections: Casey Lee on Gerard ter Borch

2021-01-13T05:04:10+01:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

A new episode of the Art + Ideas podcast This week, curator Casey Lee reminisces on learning to knit and sew as she considers a 17th century drawing by Gerard ter Borch of a young girl making lace. Go to Source Author: Getty Media | Getty IrisPowered by WPeMatico

Looking at the Real and Imagined Paintings of Bridgerton

2021-01-08T05:04:13+01:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

In Bridgerton, the period melodrama from Shondaland streaming on Netflix, art is everywhere, and everyone is talking about it. Set in early 19th-century England, the series focuses on the high-born Bridgerton family as its eldest daughter navigates the complex rituals of the 1813 debutante season. Art, and how the characters engage with it, underscore the [more]