The Getty Museum section is a compilation portfolio containing over 400 images selected from
several visits to the Getty Center in the hills above Brentwood, California. The Getty Center is a
$1.3 Billion complex of steel and travertine which houses a superb collection of art. The Getty is
the richest museum in the world, having inherited the J. Paul Getty oil fortune, and it houses its
collection in two locations: the Getty Center and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades. The art in
this section includes some of the ancient sculpture which was later moved to the Getty Villa.

A detailed description and some historical information accompanies each image.
Most images in the Getty Museum section are 1500-1600 pixels in the long direction.
Some images are 2000 pixels in the long direction and are designated LG in the file name.

The Getty Villa, a reproduction of the Villa dei Papyri in Herculaneum which was the original site
of the Getty Museum in Canon de Sentimiento, Pacific Palisades, is displayed in its own section.

Click an Index link or a Display Composite below to select a section or page.

Getty Museum Index

                                  Getty Paintings
               Architecture      1300-1650                
Getty Sculptures Index                                                
                     Ancient Sculpture      Getty Decorative Arts Index
     Modern Sculpture       Furniture                   
             Bronze Sculpture       Decorative Art                 

Getty Villa Index

Ancient Sculptures and Statuettes      Funerary and Decorative Art        


The Getty Architecture page contains 43 images of travertine exteriors, the interior of the
Main Entrance Rotunda, the Central Courtyard, and the Floating Azalea Maze in the Garden.
It also includes Maillol's Air sculpture on the Grand Staircase and two of the exterior fountains.


The Getty Sculptures subsection contains nearly 200 images of sculptures taken at the
Getty Center, separated into three pages: Ancient, Modern and Bronze. This Overview
contains several sample images and a Display Composite which leads to each page.


The Getty Paintings section houses 84 images of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and early Modern
paintings taken at the Getty Center that were selected and compiled from several visits to the museum.
The images are arranged chronologically and by artist, covering 600 years from the 1300s to early 1900.

The section is separated into two pages by chronology: 1300-1650 and 1650-1900.
The Overview contains sample images and a Display Composite linked to each page.


The Decorative Arts subsection contains 110 images on two pages: Furniture and Decorative Art.
The Overview page contains sample images and a Display Composite which leads to each page.


The Getty Villa section contains 150 images of ancient Sculptures, Funerary Art and
Decorative Art from the Getty Villa on 2 separate pages. This Overview page contains
some sample images from each page and a Display Composite leading to each page.


Lansdowne Herakles 1627

A 1000 x 1500 pixel image of the Lansdowne Herakles, a Roman marble sculpture from 125 AD
which was discovered in 1790 at Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli. Sold to the Marquess of Lansdowne in
1792 and restored to fit the contemporary taste, the sculpture remained at Lansdowne House in
London until it was sold at auction in 1930. Most likely inspired by a lost 4th c. BC statue of the
school of Polykleitos, Herakles is portrayed as a beardless youth in the style of Lysippos (one
of the three greatest sculptors of Classical Greece), holding the skin of the Nemean Lion and
resting his club on his shoulder. These are two of the characteristic attributes of Herakles.


Mercury van der Schardt 2324

Mercury, sculpted in Bologna in 1570-1580 by Johan Gregor van der Schardt,
is a hollow bronze casting from a wax model. After casting, the hair and parts of
the wings and sandals were reworked with chisels to accentuate the detail. This
is one of four similar bronze Mercurys created by Johan Gregor van der Schardt.