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The procession of Pope Clement VII and the Emperor Charles V after the coronation at Bologna on February 24, 1530 (detail), Nikolaus Hogenberg, 1535–39. The Getty Research Institute, P910002


  The procession of Pope Clement VII and the Emperor Charles V after the coronation at Bologna on February 24, 1530 (detail), Nikolaus Hogenberg, 1535–39. The Getty Research Institute, P910002

The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals

Through March 13, 2016 | The Getty Center
Ornate architecture and edible sculptures were common features of early modern European festivals, but for the poor the highlight was the distribution of food. Printmaker Nikolaus Hogenberg's hand-colored etching of the procession celebrating the coronation of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in 1530—now on view as part of The Edible Monument—depicts such an event, with details of bread thrown to the poor and a feast of roasted ox.

Gallery tours will be offered on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. through March 10, 2016.

Find out more about the exhibition.

Buy the catalog, The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals.

Browse articles related to The Edible Monument and the Art of Food blog series on The Getty Iris.


  Room next to the kitchen (detail), 1570. From Bartolomeo Scappi, Opera . . . (Venice, 1570), pl. 2. The Getty Research Institute, 86-B27679

Bartolomeo Scappi's Paper Kitchens

Lecture | March 6, 2016 | 4:00 p.m. | The Getty Center
The first illustrated cookbook, chef Bartolomeo Scappi's Opera dell'arte del cucinare (1570) contains images of tools and cooking practices common to the late 16th century. Deborah L. Krohn, associate professor and director of Masters Studies at Bard Graduate Center, discusses Scappi's text and his novel way of looking at the kitchen as a workshop or laboratory.

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  Marcus Aurelius surrounded by philosophers (detail), artist unknown, ca. 1660. Study Photographs of Tapestries. The Getty Research Institute, 97.P.7

Getty Scholars' Workspace Available for Download

Digital Collaborative Environment
Getty Scholars' Workspace™ is a research tool for collaborative art-historical projects. Using Scholars' Workspace, international, cross-institutional teams can interact with digital facsimiles of works of art and primary source documents while building a bibliography, transcribing, translating, and annotating texts, and creating and sharing image banks. Getty Scholars' Workspace was made possible in part through generous support from the Seaver Institute.

Read about this research tool and the requirements for use and download.



Getty Research Journal, no. 8

New Issue
The newest issue of the Getty Research Journal features essays on curator Harald Szeemann's Museum of Obsessions, British art critic Lawrence Alloway's correspondence with mail artist Ray Johnson, and the history of the French art market in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The journal is part of the GRI's mission to promote the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world's artistic legacy.

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  Photograph of Winslow Homer's Spring (1878) (detail). The Knoedler Gallery Archive. The Getty Research Institute, 2012.M.54

The Knoedler Gallery Archive

Series VII. Photographs
Finding Aid

One of America's oldest and preeminent galleries, M. Knoedler & Co. played a pivotal role in the development of the US art market. Series VII of the Knoedler Gallery Archive consists of 1,579 boxes of photographs of artworks dealt by the firm, including images of works purchased, sold, and examined but not acquired. This portion of the archive was processed and partially digitized with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Browse the finding aid.

View digitized portions of the archive.

Find out more about the archive.

Read more about M. Knoedler & Co. on the blog, The Getty Iris.


  Professor Kavita Singh at the Getty Center in 2015.

Looking East, Looking West: Mughal Painting between Persia and Europe

Video of November 19, 2015, Lecture
The development of Mughal painting can be traced over a few short decades from its roots as an offshoot of Persian painting in the 16th century through its contact with European Renaissance art. This lecture by Kavita Singh, professor of art history at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India, focused on the genre's cyclical adaptation of both Eastern and Western styles.

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