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December 2012

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Farewell to Surrealism: The Dyn Circle in Mexico
Exhibition through February 17, 2013

The Dyn painters featured in this exhibition often incorporated imagery from physics, mathematics, geology, and archaeology into their art. Gordon Onslow Ford was interested in the work of mathematician and physicist Henri Poincaré, whose models of multidimensional space resemble the interlocking color panels that form the background of The Marriage. Between land and sky, a scientific experiment is taking place.

Curator gallery tours are at 2 p.m. on December 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2012.

Learn more about this exhibition.

Buy the Farewell to Surrealism exhibition catalog.

The Marriage, Gordon Onslow Ford, 1944. Courtesy private collection. © Lucid Art Foundation
Virtual Gallery Tour

Catch a glimpse of the lobby entrance and front gallery of the exhibition Farewell to Surrealism: The Dyn Circle in Mexico.

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Photography: The Harry Lunn Papers
Finding Aid

Noted print and photography dealer Harry Lunn was a major proponent of photography in the second half of the 20th century. These papers document Lunn's business dealings and, not incidentally, chart the rising popularity of photography as a fine art commodity. Although equally passionate about both 19th- and 20th-century photography, Lunn is best known for promoting the work of Ansel Adams and Robert Mapplethorpe.

Browse the finding aid.
Poster for Harry Lunn's lecture "75 Years of Collecting Photography," 1993. The Getty Research Institute, 2004.M.17
Pickford Waller Designs
Digital Collection

This digitized collection consists of several thousand pen-and-ink and watercolor designs, most in the art nouveau style, by the English artist and illustrator Pickford Waller (1872–1927). A prolific artist, Waller designed bookplates, book covers, title pages, and page borders, and produced book designs for Hans Christian Andersen, Robert Laurence Binyon, Grimms' Fairy Tales, and James Guthrie's Pear Tree Press.

View digitized images.

Designs by Pickford Waller, 1896. From Pickford Waller, Designs, vol. 2. The Getty Research Institute, 850360


Now Accepting Contributions for CONA

The Cultural Objects Name Authority™ (CONA) contains authority records for cultural works, including architecture, paintings, sculptures, and a wide range of other objects. CONA is one of the Getty's four structured vocabularies intended to provide terminology and other information about the objects, artists, concepts, and places important to various disciplines that specialize in art, architecture, and material culture.

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Banner image: What the Sailor Will Say (detail), John Dawson (pseud. of Wolfgang Paalen), 1942. From Dyn, no. 1 (1942), p. 23. The Getty Research Institute, 84-S23. © Succession Paalen, Paalen Archiv, Berlin

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