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Events in Art and Archaeology

Robert Nanteuil (French, 1623–1678), <EM>Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre</EM> 1676.Engraving The Getty Research InstituteLos Angeles (2012.PR.70).
Robert Nanteuil (French, 1623–1678), Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre 1676.
Engraving
The Getty Research Institute
Los Angeles (2012.PR.70).
A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES  •  Getty Research Institute  •  16 June - 6 September 2015
 

Fully appreciating the beauty and utility of prints, Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre and his advisors transformed Paris into the single most important printmaking center in Europe, a position the city maintained until the 20th century.

Commemorating the 300th anniversary of Louis XIV's death, A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715 features nearly 100 works from the Getty Research Institute and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Produced during the golden age of French printmaking—from grand royal portraits to satiric views of everyday life, and from small-scale ornamental designs to unusually large, multi-sheet panoramas of royal buildings, the exhiibition explores the rich variety of prints that came to define French power and prestige in the era of Louis XIV (1638–1715).

The exhibition was curated by Louis Marchesano, curator of prints and drawings at the GRI; Christina Aube, curatorial assistant at the GRI; prints specialist Peter Fuhring of the Fondation Custodia in Paris; and Vanessa Selbach and Rémi Mathis, curators of seventeenth-century prints at the Bibliothèque nationale de France.



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Mercury (detail), Roman, A.D. 175-225; silver and gold
Mercury (detail), Roman, A.D. 175-225; silver and gold
Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES  •  Getty Villa  •  19 November 2014 - 17 August 2015
 

Accidentally discovered by a French farmer plowing his field near the village of Berthouville in rural Normandy in 1830, the spectacular hoard of gilt-silver statuettes and vessels known as the Berthouville Treasure was an ancient offering to the Gallo-Roman god Mercury. Following four years of conservation and research in the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Antiquities Conservation Department, the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville, on view at the Getty Villa.

While the treasure – consisting of about 90 silver objects weighing more than 50 pounds – was first discovered in 1830, it was not until 1861 and again in 1896 that the site was extensively surveyed and excavated, uncovering the foundations of a Gallo-Roman fanum, a square colonnaded precinct with two temples. One was dedicated to Mercury Canetonensis (of Canetonum), while the other was devoted to his mother Maia or his consort Rosmerta. A theater-shaped gathering space was also found nearby. The site survey did not reveal any evidence of an ancient settlement or cemetery in the immediate area, so it’s possible that Mercury’s sanctuary at Berthouville was a place of pilgrimage, perhaps visited during annual festivals. The most impressive objects in the Berthouville Treasure bear Latin inscriptions stating that they were dedicated to Mercury by a Roman citizen named Quintus Domitius Tutus.

The exhibition also presents a variety of precious objects from the collection of the Cabinet des médailles at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, one of the premier repositories of ancient luxury arts. The objects on display include the four newly restored Late Antique missoria , cameos, intaglios, gold coins and jewelry, marbles, and bronzes. These surviving artifacts from the Cabinet’s collection not only demonstrate the skills of Roman craftsmen but also provide valuable information about social relations at the height of the empire in the first to sixth centuries A.D. The four missoria, on view in the final section of the exhibition, were luxury objects in Late Antiquity. They were primarily intended to display the wealth, status, and cultural aspirations of their owners. The two largest platters are the famed “Shield of Scipio” (found in the Rhone near Avignon in 1636) and “Shield of Hannibal” (found in the Alps in 1714). The shape, scale, and imagery of these two platters led early scholars to erroneously identify them as votive shields of historical generals – the Roman Scipio Africanus and his rival, the Carthaginian Hannibal.



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Events in Classical Music

Los Angeles Philharmonic: Joshua Bell, conductor/violin
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES  •  Hollywood Bowl  •  11 August 2015
 

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Joshua Bell, conductor/violin



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Events in Jazz

Wayne Shorter Quartet
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES  •  Hollywood Bowl  •  12 August 2015
 
Wayne Shorter Quartet

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Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Reggae Night: Bob Marley’s Roots Rock Reggae - A 70th Birthday Celebration
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES  •  Hollywood Bowl  •  16 August 2015
 
Reggae Night: Bob Marley’s Roots Rock Reggae - A 70th Birthday Celebration

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7:00 pm

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