THE IDENTITY POLITICS OF GETTY’S “OUTCASTS”

OUTCASTS AT THE GETTY

“The root of all disturbance, if one will go to its source, is that no one will blame himself.”–Dorotheus of Gaza, 6th c. monk Through April 8, the Getty Center is featuring an exhibit of illuminated manuscripts entitled “Outcasts: Prejudice and Persecution in the Medieval World.” To prepare, I read Christopher de Hamel’s “Meetings with […]

“WITHOUT YOU, THERE IS NO US”: SUKI KIM’S MEMOIR ABOUT GOING UNDERCOVER IN NORTH KOREA

SUKI KIM

Suki Kim was born in South Korea to parents whose family had been separated by the Korean War. In the early 80s her father, a successful businessman, suffered a sudden financial reverse and went bankrupt, a “crime” that could have drawn prison time. She was woken in the middle of the night, shuttled off to […]

REMBRANDT’S “SELF-PORTRAIT AT THE AGE OF 34”

REMBRANDT SELF-PORTRAIT

Rembrandt’s “Self-Portrait at the Age of 34,” on loan from the National Gallery in London, is on view at the Norton Simon Museum through March 5. The appearance marks the painting’s U.S. debut. A little background: Rembrandt (1606-1669), Dutch painter, printmaker and draughtsman, was born in Leiden to prosperous parents. His mother was Catholic and […]