ARTstor and the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) have collaborated to share more than 2,000 images from its encyclopedic permanent collection in the Digital Library. This is the second installment of a projected total of 10,000 images.
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Through a collaboration with the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and Estate, ARTstor has made available an additional 831 images of Lichtenstein’s works in the Digital Library.
This fourth release of high-quality images of the artist’s work brings the total number of images in the Roy Lichtenstein collection to 2,002 images. (more…)
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ARTstor and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are collaborating to make approximately 20,000 images from the permanent collection available in the Digital Library.
The collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) spans antiquity to today, with strengths in Italian Renaissance painting, French Impressionism, photography, American and European decorative arts, African and pre-Columbian gold, American art, and post-1945 European and American painting and sculpture. The museum has further strengthened the diversity of its collection with modern and contemporary Latin American art, Asian art, and Islamic art. (more…)
Alex Katz, one of the most distinctive painters in America, turned 85 years old this week. His style is now immediately recognizable: flat, minimal, large, and—usually—bright. While Katz has tackled a variety of subjects and media in his long career, his work has retained many of the same qualities since his first solo exhibition in 1954, which is why this selection from his student years at Cooper Union proves so fascinating.
These small gouaches on paper from 1948-1949 illustrating popular folk songs offer a glimpse of the artist in development. Many of the elements that would become Katz’s signature style are already in place, but we find unexpected hints of influence by American painters Ben Shahn and Stuart Davis.
Not long after finishing these works, Katz began painting from life during a summer at the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in Maine, adding one more of the key elements that led to his mature work.
These images—from a series of nine gouaches—come to us from the collection of the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine. Since 1954, Katz has spent his summers in a 19th-century clapboard farmhouse in neighboring Lincolnville, and he has developed a close relationship with the school, which has devoted a 10,000-square-foot wing to his work, of which they own more than 760 pieces, most of them accessible in the ARTstor Digital Library.