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Chivalry first developed as a code of honor that emphasized bravery, loyalty, & generosity for knights at war in the 11th & 12th centuries. By the later Middle Ages illuminated manuscripts had helped establish chivalry as a system of values that permeated almost every aspect of aristocratic culture.

Explore some of these images, currently featured in the exhibition Chivalry in the Middle Ages, in this album. All images are high-resolution + downloadable.
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Muito bom!! Nada como ter mais informações sobre arte, especialmente vindo de fontes confiáveis como o Getty Museum.
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A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay
A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon
But a swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly.

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Potter Wasp, Hover Fly, and Caterpillars, Joris Hoefnagel, illuminator and  Georg Bocskay, scribe, 1561-62, illumination added 1591-96
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Happy Birthday Julia Margaret Cameron!
This image recreates the scene of the Nativity, in which Christ's mother, the Virgin Mary, and her husband Joseph watch over the newborn, sleeping Christ child. Julia Margaret Cameron may have decided to include a fourth figure, the young girl at the left, to add pictorial balance to the composition.

Prayer and Praise, Julia Margaret Cameron, 1865

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Happy Birthday Paul Gauguin!
Gauguin may have carved this almost life-sized head as a symbolic self-portrait. He made the sculpture while living in Tahiti, where he studied the native culture and, to a great extent, identified with the local people. Despite his pampered upbringing, Gauguin saw himself as a "savage," untamed by the civilizing force of French society. 

Head with Horns, Paul Gauguin, 1895-97

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Happy Earth Day!
To see a World in a Grain of Sand 
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, 
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 
And Eternity in an hour.
—William Blake

View of a Valley in Normandy, Paul Huet, about 1825–30
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Happy Parilia! 
Ancient Roman festival of Pales, goddess of shepherds, culminated in attempts by well-refreshed revelers to leap over burning heaps of hay. 

The Christ Child as the Good Shepherd Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, 1675-80
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All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
―Charles M. Schulz
Today in 1550 is the traditional date chocolate is thought to have been introduced to Europe. French 18th-century double-handled cup and saucer was probably used to serve hot chocolate

Cup and Saucer, Du Paquier Porcelain Manufactory, about 1740

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According to folklorist Alexander Carmichael, Scottish fisherman predicted the weather from the winds on this day:

Wind from the west, fish and bread;
Wind from the north, cold and flaying;
Wind from the east, snow on the hills,
Wind from the south, fruit on trees.

Carmina Gadelica

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A Fisherman on the Back of a Whale, Franco-Flemish, after 1277 http://bit.ly/1rOJG1R
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Happy Birthday Gustave Courbet!
Courbet, who had previously painted less than a handful of flower pictures, took up the genre enthusiastically during a stay in western France in 1862. Intending to visit his friend Etienne Baudry for two weeks, he arrived at the garden enthusiast's château in May and remained in the area for 11 months.

With his friend's encouragement, Courbet explored flower painting using Baudry's extensive gardens, greenhouses, and library of botanical books. He painted about 20 flower pictures and remarked to a friend, "I am coining money out of flowers." 

Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, Gustave Courbet, 1862
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Feast day of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary
The angel Gabriel informed Mary at the Annunciation that her elderly cousin Elizabeth would bear a child and Mary hastened to her cousin's house to visit her.

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The Visitation, Theodor Rehbenitz, 1820 http://bit.ly/1kvyNfd
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Happy Saint George's Day!
Patron saint of England, Catalonia, the Greek army, knights, archers & boy scouts is best known for an encounter with a dragon.

Saint George with the Arms of Speth, German, 1517: http://bit.ly/1fpHoPk

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Happy Easter!
Here painter Pieter Lastman emphasized the expressive power of the miracle taking place, contrasting divine light with the doom of the unredeemed. An angel gently lifts the heavy lid from the tomb as Christ ascends to heaven surrounded by putti.

The Resurrection Pieter Lastman, 1612
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Absolutely magnificent! Happy Easter!!! +++
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Diana dlS
reviewed 3 months ago
Went here numerous times for school, even for work, and just because. It is so beautiful and inspiring and it never gets old. The architecture, the gardens, the view, and of course, the art. I also think their exhibits are interesting and go to see one every so often. Getting here by bus is easy from Wilshire/UCLA, it stops right in front of, I believe the only entrance. I feel like the entrance is always under construction though, but it's no big deal. A must if you're in LA.
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Kelly Kolton
reviewed 8 months ago
Not only a wonderful museum, but also beautiful architecture and scenic views of the hills and blue skies. Still can't believe admission is free; you only pay to park. The art collection is very good and curated well. A must see!
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Christopher Carbonaro
reviewed a week ago
Gorgeous architecture, vistas, gardens, art. All for 6-dollar parking. You cannot go wrong.
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Ladonnacontenta
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Not to be missed. The Getty was the highlight of my visit to LA after my night at . the Opera. The setting is gorgeous and the exhibits are incredible. Except for parking, it's free!!!
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Greg Coggins
reviewed 5 months ago
Wonderful place to go and visit. The gardens are a nice place to relax and just be at peace. The museum is amazing with such great works and history. This is definite must on the bucket list
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Kevin McLaughlin
reviewed 6 months ago
This place is fantastic and they don't charge to get in!! Wonderfully curated art, incredible views of L.A. All types of art here, a little of everything. Definitely a must see if you are visiting L.A. You won't be disappointed!