Ideal Female Head  // by Augustin Pajou, 1769-70, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, US.

statuemania: “ Ideal Female Heads by Augustin Pajou, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, US.

Silver Canvas: Daguerreotypes Masterpieces from the J. Paul Getty Museum

Books: The Silver Canvas: Daguerreotype Masterpieces from the J. Paul Getty Museum (Paperback) by Bates Lowry (Author) and Isabel Lowry (Author)

Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Illuminated Manuscripts. The Getty Museum’s collection of illuminated manuscripts, featured in this book, comprises masterpieces of medieval and Renaissance art. Dating from the tenth to the sixteenth century, they were produced in France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, England, Spain, Poland, and the eastern Mediterranean.

Features medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, including liturgical books, intimate devotional volumes, Bibles, and a model book of calligraphy.

I visited the J. Paul Getty Villa in Malibu, California in the late '80s as a teenager and experienced my first "moved by an amazing piece of art" moment while viewing Vincent van Gogh's "Irises."  Something I will never forget.

The Getty Villa in Malibu is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. And free admission!

The J. Paul Getty Trust is a cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to critical thinking in the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world's artistic legacy.

The Getty is one of the world's largest arts organizations. Visit us at our two locations in Los Angeles.