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Jean Charlot  | Hawaiian Drummers | May 5, 1950 |1950 May 5 | Work: © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York | Photo credit: Hal Lum  | Photograph © The Jean Charlot Estate LLC

Jean Charlot | Hawaiian Drummers | May 5, 1950 |1950 May 5 | Work: © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York | Photo credit: Hal Lum | Photograph © The Jean Charlot Estate LLC

Artstor is sharing 101 images of artworks by Louis Henri Jean Charlot (1898–1979) from the Jean Charlot Collection at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

Charlot’s output of drawings, paintings, murals, prints, sculptures, illustrations and cartoons, as well as books, articles, and other writings was prodigious. Wherever he lived—whether in France, Mexico, New York, Georgia, Colorado, Hawai‘i or Fiji—his life was full of significant connections with artists and writers, indigenous and working people, influential figures in art and educational institutions, and the Roman Catholic Church. He preserved the records of his encounters, together with those of his own creative and scholarly life, in the original artworks, archival documents, research photographs, audiovisual materials, memorabilia and the publications of his personal library that became the basis of the Jean Charlot Collection.

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Photographer: Rubén Durán | Creole/Fantasy Influence (Carnival in Dominican Republic) | February or March circa 2009-2010 | Cotuí, Dominican Republic | Photograph © HCC Central College - Rubén Durán

Photographer: Rubén Durán | Creole/Fantasy Influence (Carnival in Dominican Republic) | February or March circa 2009-2010 | Cotuí, Dominican Republic | Photograph © HCC Central College – Rubén Durán

Rubén Durán, Senior Web & Video Developer at Houston Community College Central’s Curriculum Innovation Center, was kind enough to give us a little background on his collection of photographs of carnaval, which were recently released in the ARTstor Digital Library.

The riotous, rebellious world of carnaval came to life for me when I traveled to my native Dominican Republic to recapture some of my youth. The result is a collection of 550 images now available in the ARTstor Digital Library in collaboration with the Houston Community College Central Fine Arts Division. The vibrant colors document the oldest carnaval celebrations in the Americas and I discovered at the Caribbean crossroads, Creole, Spanish, and African cultures blending with the indigenous Taino people to create festivals unlike any others I’ve seen.

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Photographer: Rubén Durán | Fantasy Influence (Carnival in Dominican Republic) | February or March circa 2009-2010 | Cotuí, Dominican Republic | Photograph © HCC Central College - Rubén Durán

Photographer: Rubén Durán | Fantasy Influence (Carnival in Dominican Republic) | February or March circa 2009-2010 | Cotuí, Dominican Republic | Photograph © HCC Central College – Rubén Durán

ARTstor and Houston Community College have collaborated to share 550 images documenting carnivals in the Dominican Republic by Rubén Durán in the Digital Library.

Durán’s photographs explore Dominican identity by documenting the yearly carnival celebrations in Santiago, Cotuí, Santo Domingo, La Vega, and La Romana that put to the fore a cultural mosaic forged by ordinary people.

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artstor_logo_rgb2ARTstor 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.

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ARTstor and Bob Schalkwijk are collaborating to share approximately 2,000 images selected from the photographer’s archives of pre-Columbian, colonial, and 19th- and 2oth-century art from Mexico in the Digital Library. The collection in ARTstor will focus on murals by renowned artists such as Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and José Clemente Orozco.

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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…)

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ARTstor and Houston Community College are collaborating to share approximately 600 images documenting carnivals in the Dominican Republic by Rubén Durán in the Digital Library.

Durán’s photographs explore Dominican identity by documenting the yearly carnival celebrations in Santiago, Cotuí, Santo Domingo, La Vega, and La Romana that put to the fore a cultural mosaic forged by ordinary people.

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Jesús Soto | Pre-Penetrable, 1957 | Courtesy of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) | © 2008 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris, © Sucesión Jesus Soto.

Since ARTstor began its collaboration with the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) in 2009, hundreds of images of Latin American art have been made available through the Digital Library, including most recently nearly 140 images of Spanish Colonial art and utilitarian objects. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), we reached out to CPPC to learn about some of their recent events and initiatives.

The Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (FC/CPPC) is always seeking new ways to make the collection more easily and universally accessible, including institutional partnerships, seminars, exhibits, and publications.  For this reason, we are delighted to have works from the collection included in the ARTstor Digital Library.

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Anonymous, Mexico | Tabernacle, Second half of the 18th Century | Image and original data provided by Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Nearly 140 images of Spanish Colonial art and utilitarian objects from Brazil, Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) are now available in the Digital Library. This release joins the CPPC’s approximately 170 images of modern and contemporary Latin American art previously available in the Digital Library.

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Diego M. Rivera | Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in the Alameda, 1947-48 | Image and original data provided by Detroit Institute of Arts | © 2010 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Diego M. Rivera | Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in the Alameda, 1947-48 | Image and original data provided by Detroit Institute of Arts | © 2010 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

ARTstor and the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) have collaborated to release more than 1,000 images of works by Diego Rivera to the Digital Library. The images were digitized from a rare collection of photographs created in conjunction with the seminal 1986 exhibition “Diego Rivera: A Retrospective,” organized by Linda Downs, Curator of Education, and Ellen Sharp, Curator of Graphic Arts, at the DIA to mark the 100th anniversary of Rivera’s birth. The photographs provide comprehensive documentation of Rivera’s works, including frescos, paintings, and works on paper. Of particular note are images of preparatory cartoons, drawings, and notebooks that have never been published and have since been dispersed and acquired by private collections.

Since its founding in 1885, the Detroit Institute of Arts has assembled a collection of over 60,000 objects, encompassing an encyclopedic overview of world art from pre-history to the present. In addition to distinguished collections of American and European art, the museum also houses works from Africa, Oceania, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East. In 2000, the General Motors Center for African American Art was established to broaden the museum’s holdings of African American art.

View the collection in the ARTstor Digital Library.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Diego Rivera (Detroit Institute of Arts) collection page.

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