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The Ribbon of Victory (detail), Louis Charles Bombled, 1919. From Le petit journal: Supplément illustré 29, no. 1509 (November 23, 1919). Private collection, Los Angeles


  The Ribbon of Victory (detail), Louis Charles Bombled, 1919. From Le petit journal: Supplément illustré 29, no. 1509 (November 23, 1919). Private collection, Los Angeles

World War I: War of Images, Images of War

Through April 19, 2015 | The Getty Center
Following the armistice, and despite claims of victory, the Great War left a residue of exhaustion, trauma, and devastation in its wake. Images in the current GRI exhibition World War I: War of Images, Images of War, including Louis Charles Bombled's The Ribbon of Victory, showcase the mixed emotions of the participating nations after the war's close. As a whole, the show examines the representation of war in propaganda and the depiction of war by artists who experienced the brutality firsthand.

Experts lead gallery tours Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. through April 16, 2015, with the exception of March 3 and April 7, 2015.

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  (above) Black hole from Interstellar, Paramount, 2014. (below) JG, Tacita Dean, 2013. Courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris

Reframing the Future of Film

Discussion | March 8, 2015 | 2:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
The rise of digital technology has forced film into a perilous position. While recent debates focus on technological advances in filmmaking, they often fail to properly consider film as a working medium, with intrinsic qualities that artists and filmmakers need. Join artist Tacita Dean and director Christopher Nolan as they discuss the future of film with Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Director Kerry Brougher.

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  A shell bursting on Reims Cathedral, 1914. From Francis J. Reynolds and C. W. Taylor, eds., Collier's New Photographic History of the World's War (New York, 1918), 86

Bombing the Cathedral of Reims

Lecture | March 19, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
In September 1914, German troops bombed France's Reims Cathedral, which resulted in the severing of all cultural relations between the two nations. GRI Director and Professor Thomas W. Gaehtgens examines this decisive moment that drove French and German intellectuals to the embrace of nationalism. This lecture complements the World War I: War of Images, Images of War exhibition.

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Getty Research Journal, no. 7

New Issue
The newest issue of the Getty Research Journal features essays on Pierre Koenig's Case Study House 21, the drawings of Solomon Caesar Malan, and the annotated books of Heinrich Wölfflin as well as a special subsection on the history of photography.

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  Robert Rauschenberg at Gemini G.E.L., 1969. The Getty Research Institute, 2012.R.21

Malcom Lubliner Photographs, 1967–97

Finding Aid
This collection of photographs of the Los Angeles art scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s by photographer Malcolm Lubliner records the activities of artists such as Josef Albers, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Rauschenberg. The photographs, many commissioned by Gemini G.E.L. and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Art and Technology (A&T) program, capture the artists either creating their art or attending gallery exhibitions and related events.

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  Das Gerücht (The rumor) (detail), Rudolf Herrmann, 1918. From Karl Kraus, ed. Die Fackel 20 (October 15, 1918), 189

The Mediated War: Karl Kraus's Docudrama The Last Days of Mankind

Video of January 25, 2015, Lecture
Constructed largely out of "found text" from newspaper articles and other documents written during the Great War, Austrian writer Karl Kraus's play The Last Days of Mankind (1922) gives an astonishing picture of life at the Front and back home in Vienna. Watch Professor Marjorie Perloff discuss the composition and meaning of this great docudrama. The lecture was presented in conjunction with the current GRI exhibition World War I: War of Images, Images of War.

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Visual and Textual Dialogues in Colonial Mexico and Europe: The Florentine Codex

April 17 and 18, 2015 | UCLA and the Getty Center


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