During the last couple seasons of The Game of Thrones, the folks at the Getty IRIS, the online magazine of the J. Paul Getty Museum, have been staying busy. They’ve been having fun recapping each week’s episode with images of medieval art. And then, not satisfied, they added a new twist. They “included some wildcard images from other museum collections during their recaps, and have written featurettes about ten themes from medieval literature that dovetail with subjects covered by the popular HBO series.”
The result is an impressive array of art touching on themes ranging from alliance and allegiance to the rise and fall of fortune and from violence to the virtue of justice.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.