Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Getty Museum Presents Traversing the Globe Through Illuminated Manuscripts

The Getty Research Institute. Iskandar at the Kaaba, about 1485 – 1495. Unknown maker and Nizami Ganjavi. Iranian. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold. 9 x 6 1/8 in. EX.2016.2.6. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, gift of Joan Palevsky. Photo courtesy of LACMA.
CALIFORNIA---"Traversing the Globe through Illuminated Manuscripts," on view January 26–June 26, 2016 at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, offers the opportunity to explore the strong connections between Europe and the broader world during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The nearly 80 works on display have been selected to illustrate the exchange of ideas, styles, and materials that took place between the East, West, and cross-geographic centers and periphery regions, during the 9th to the early 17th centuries.