Humanities

The Annunciation to the Shepherds; Georges Trubert (French, active Provence, France 1469 - 1508); Provence, France; about 1480–1490; Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold and silver paint, and ink on parchment; Leaf: 11.4 × 8.6 cm (4 1/2 × 3 3/8 in.); 93.ML.6.54v courtesy J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, Los Angeles

The Wondrous Cosmos in Medieval Manuscripts at The Getty

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The Wondrous Cosmos in Medieval Manuscripts is a new exhibition on view April 30 – July 28, 2019, at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles

Bestiary

Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World – Getty

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The J. Paul Getty Museum in the Getty Center, Los Angeles, will present a new exhibition May 14 – August 18 – Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World

Detail of 17th-century portrait of Murasaki Shikibu, wearing the j?nihitoe, by Tosa Mitsuoki (1617–1691)

The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated at The Met

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Written c1000 at the imperial court in Japan by the Lady Murasaki Shikibu The Tale of Genji has had a profound effect on the evolution of literature and romance

Tapestry by van Aelst, Designed by Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Netherlandish, Aelst 1502–1550 Brussels), ca. 1548. Story of Creation: God Accuses Adam and Eve after the Fall (detail). Woven under the direction of Jan de Kempeneer (Netherlandish, active 1540–56) and Frans Ghieteels (Netherlandish, active ca. 1545–after 1581), by 1551. wool, silk and gilt metallic thread

Tapestry: Thousands of Threads Weaving the Story of Life

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Tapestry is a hand-woven material with a ribbed surface created as the design is woven, the combinations of threads forming a picture, weaving the story of life