Exhibit on animals & monsters at the Getty

"Medieval Beasts" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through July 29.

Animals were an essential aspect of almost every facet of life in this period. They formed the backbone of a farm-based economy, served as instantly recognizable visual symbols, and were imagined to be the fantastic inhabitants of unknown realms. This exhibition features a diverse assortment of these beasts from the colorful pages of illuminated manuscripts.