As we get close to Easter, you’re sure to run into at least a few mentions of the renowned Fabergé eggs. And rightly so, as these decorative objects are ingenious and rich with history. But did you know there is much more to Fabergé than just eggs?
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Posted in Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects & Interior Des, Museums, tagged Brooklyn Museum Costumes, clothing, fashion, metropolitan museum of art, style, winter on January 2, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
By Ayesha Akhtar, User Services Assistant
What winter in the Northeast means for most is being able to get away with wearing black and gray, staying home in lieu of going out for fear of catching a cold, and wearing a troublesome amount of layers. But for me, grey winter skies provide the perfect backdrop for vibrant colors, I indulge in winter walks on snowy evenings, and layers mean ample opportunity to show off my keen fashion sense. After all, more clothes equal more fun. However, after festivities end the trend is a downward slope into a lackluster bowl of winter blues— and this decline of spirit reflects itself in one’s wardrobe.
This winter, with inspiration from the plethora of fashion images in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Brooklyn Museum Costumes collection in the Artstor Digital Library, it’s easier to fight the urge to blend in with the seasonal black and gray.
Posted in African Art, Anthropology, Asian Art, Collections, Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects & Interior Des, Drawings and Watercolors, Islamic Art, Manuscripts & Manuscript Illuminations, Medieval Art & Architecture in Europe, Modern & Contemporary Art, Museums, Paintings, Photographs, Prehistoric & Ancient Art and Architecture, Release, Renaissance, Baroque Art & Architecture in Europe on August 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Collections, Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects & Interior Des, Release on July 30, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi of Great Britain and the National Monuments Record (NMR), the public archive at English Heritage, have collaborated with ARTstor to distribute 13,000 images of medieval stained glass windows in Great Britain in the Digital Library.
The majority of these digital images have been provided by the National Monuments Record (English Heritage) in Swindon, which houses the CVMA photographic archive of approximately 30,000 images. Approximately 9,600 images were scanned with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Board, and they are being joined by an additional 8,500 images that CVMA (GB) has collected from various sources. ARTstor will be providing support to CVMA (GB) to complete the digitization of a subset of these images. When complete, the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi of Great Britain Collection in ARTstor will present a comprehensive archive documenting all aspects of medieval English stained glass.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi of Great Britain page.
- Architecture of Dublin (University College Dublin);
- Madeline Caviness: Medieval Stained Glass;
- Clarence Ward Archive (National Gallery of Art, Department of Image Collections);
- European Architecture and Sculpture (Sara N. James);
- Via Lucis;
- Victoria and Albert Museum Collection.
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