Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Jean Paul Getty (b. 1892, d. 1976), oil tycoon, who, vying with Howard Hughes, was reputedly the world's richest person between 1957 and his death. His family (6 marriages, 5 children, 14 grandchildren and numerous other descendants) became the stuff of gossip and legend with kidnappings and mutilations, drugs, AIDS and other tragedies.

J. Paul Getty Museum

Exhibition: 'Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World' at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, Los Angeles. http://artblart.com/2015/10/28/exhibition-power-and-pathos-at-the-j-paul-getty-museum-getty-center-los-angeles/ Art work: Athena “The Minerva of Arezzo” 300-270 B.C. Bronze and copper

4
1

Hand mirror with the head of Medusa Greek, South Italy, 500 - 480 B.C. Bronze The J. Paul Getty Museum

27
4

Mechanical Writing and Toilet Table, Jean-François Oeben, about 1750. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Gift of J. Paul Getty

1

Portrait of J. Paul Getty (1892-1976), at his desk. "I am convinced that the true collector does not acquire objects of art for himself alone. (..) appreciating the beauty of the object, he is willing and even eager to have others share his pleasure”. From "The Joys of collecting" (1965).

2