Welcome to The Iris, the blog of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles. Launched in April 2010, the blog is a project of the entire Getty community, written by our curators, educators, scientists, scholars, digital specialists, guest speakers, interns, and many others.
We strive to offer an engaging, behind-the-scenes look at art in all its aspects—history, conservation, research, publishing, education, and digital interpretation.
The name The Iris is a reference to the Getty’s best-known painting, Irises by Vincent van Gogh. The logo is inspired by color spheres of German artist Phillip Otto Runge, which map the spectrum much as an explorer would chart a globe.