ARTstor and the Asia Art Archive (AAA) are now sharing 2,250 images of contemporary Asian art in the Digital Library. This is the first release of a projected 10,000 images from AAA’s extensive collection of material related to contemporary artists in several Asian countries, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, India, and Pakistan, as well as artists of Asian descent active worldwide and artists of non-Asian descent living in Asia. Selections from the portfolios of individual artists will be included, materials from personal archives donated by artists, art historians, and critics, as well as documentation of contemporary art installations and art events (exhibitions, biennials, triennials, etc.) from across Asia.
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi is widely recognized as the last great master of Ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” the main genre of Japanese woodblock printing (and a major source of inspiration for many modernist artists from Europe).
In his last series, New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts, the artist depicts a variety of spirits and magic animals from Japanese folk tales and history. As opposed to the morbidly graphic work that originally brought him fame, horror is mostly suggested in these works. Can you spot the subtle supernatural event in the print below?
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ARTstor is collaborating with the Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles to share 3,320 images of approximately 830 objects from the Fowler Museum’s Andean ceramics collection.
The Fowler Museum’s collections include more than 150,000 art and ethnographic objects and approximately 600,000 archaeological objects from ancient, traditional, and contemporary cultures around the world.
The ARTstor Digital Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston have collaborated to share more than 1,300 additional images of art and artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection.
This release includes photographs by Ansel Adams, Sugimoto Hiroshi, Man Ray, and Alfred Stieglitz; paintings by John Singleton Copley, Arthur Dove, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Joseph Stella; earthenware by SaraFina Gutierrez Tafoya and Diego Romero; furniture by Charles Eames; dresses by Charles James and Geoffrey Beene; drawings by Silver Horn (Huangooah); and objects from the 5th century A.D. to the 20th century.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston houses a collection of 450,000 objects from around the world and across the ages. The Art of the Ancient World collection ranks among the premier encyclopedic collections in the world, representing more than 7,000 years of art from Nubia, Egypt, the Near East, Cyprus, Anatolia, Greece, and Italy. Also noteworthy are the museum’s holdings in Asian art, with works dating from 4,000 BC and encompassing Japanese, Chinese, and Indian painting and sculpture, Japanese prints and metalwork, and Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese ceramics. The American collections include Paul Revere’s silver, New England furniture, and a selection of paintings from all eras of America’s history.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Collection page.
- Indianapolis Museum of Art Collection
- The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection
- Saint Louis Art Museum
Posted in Asian Art, Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects & Interior Des, Museums, Native American Art & Culture on July 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The new images will join the more than 2,700 images of highlights from the permanent collection currently available in the ARTstor Digital Library. The museum is renowned for its collection of Asian art, including works from Japan, China, Korea, India, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia. Also notable are its holdings in African, American, European, modern and contemporary, Native and Meso-American, and Oceanic and Aboriginal art.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit ARTstor’s Seattle Art Museum collection page.
- Asia Society Collection
- Yale University Art Gallery
- Dallas Museum of Art Collection
- The Samuel H. Kress Collection
- Fowler Museum (University of California, Los Angeles)
Now available: Additional images of Islamic and South Asian art from Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Posted in Asian Art, Collections, Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects & Interior Des, Islamic Art, Museums, Release, tagged Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Islamic art, Shangri La on July 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
ARTstor has released 100 new images of Islamic and South Asian art from the Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art in the Digital Library. The 500 images currently in the collection feature Indian jewelry and enamels; Syrian, Indian, Spanish, and Persian furniture, doors, and ceilings; Persian and Turkish tile panels and portable ceramics; and Central Asian, Persian, Turkish, and Indian textiles.
Duke developed a lifelong interest in Islamic art during her travels, particularly in decorative arts of the 17th through 19th centuries, especially those of the Ottoman, Mughal, Safavid, and Qajar dynasties, and she also commissioned art from contemporary Muslim artists. Over the course of nearly 60 years, Duke amassed approximately 3,500 objects, dating from 1500 BCE through the 20th century. Shangri La is owned and supported by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art as a center for Islamic arts and cultures.
View the collection in the Digital Library: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/shangrila
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art page.
- Islamic Art and Architecture Collection (Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom, Walter Denny);
- Pattern in Islamic Art (David Wade);
- South Asian and Cuban Art and Architecture (Alka Patel);
- Huntington Archive of Asian Art;
- American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) Collection (University of Michigan);
- American Institute of Indian Studies Collection
Posted in African Art, American Art, Asian Art, Collections, Drawings and Watercolors, Museums, Photographs, Prints, Release, tagged Smith College, Smith College Museum on July 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
ARTstor has collaborated with the Smith College Museum of Art to share an additional 4,900 images from the museum’s permanent collection, bringing the total to more than 8,000 images in the Digital Library. The Smith College Museum of Art has one of the nation’s finest teaching collections with approximately 22,000 objects. Encyclopedic in scope, the permanent collection has strengths in European and American art from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as holdings in Asian, African, and Latin American art and Classical antiquities. Of particular note is the depth and quality of the museum’s collections of prints, drawings, and photographs, more than 17,000 of which are housed at the Cunningham Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings and Photographs.
The Smith College Museum of Art was founded with the Smith College in 1875. In 2003, the Brown Fine Arts Center — a complex housing the museum, as well as Smith College’s Department of Art and Hillyer Art Library — was renovated and expanded by Polshek Partnership. The Atrium of the Brown Fine Arts Center is decorated with a 43-foot long mural by Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo, “Nature and the Artist: The Work of Art and the Observer,” which was originally commissioned by the college in 1943.
View the collection in the Digital Library: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/smith
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Smith College Museum of Art page.
- Cornell Fine Arts Museum Collection (Rollins College);
- Davis Museum and Cultural Center Collection (Wellesley College);
- Harry Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin);
- Williams College Museum of Art Collection;
- Yale University Art Gallery.
ARTstor and Deepanjana Danda Klein have collaborated to release nearly 2,000 additional images of the rock-cut cave temples at Ellora in Maharashtra, India in the Digital Library. These 34 Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain caves were excavated from a two-kilometer stretch of rock cliff between the sixth and tenth centuries C.E. Klein’s work at Ellora represents the first systematic photographic campaign of the entire site, including photography of previously undocumented caves.
All photographs were taken by Arno Klein and annotations for these images are based on Professor Spink’s notes from the site. Klein is a Specialist in the Modern & Contemporary Indian Art Department at Christie’s. She has a Ph.D. in Indian art history from De Montfort University (DMU) and has taught art history, theory, and aesthetics at the School of Architecture at DMU, Leicester and at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies in Mumbai.
ARTstor Digital Library and Jingfan Wang have collaborated to share 80 images of traditional Chinese copying, typesetting, and printing techniques.
The collection, photographed by Zhuquing Ji, offers a glimpse of an expert craftsman at work in the studio.
- Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery (Scripps College)
- Saint Louis Art Museum; Asian Art Photographic Distribution (University of Michigan)
- Asian Art Collection (Connecticut College)
- Wriston Art Center Galleries (Lawrence University)