Artstor and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) are collaborating to make approximately 500 images from the Gallery’s permanent collection available in the Digital Library. The AGO will eventually contribute selections from their Prints and Drawings collection, which covers the history of Western drawing and printmaking from 1400 to the present, as they undertake a major digitization project for this curatorial department.
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Artstor and the Mott-Warsh Collection have made available more than 300 images of artwork by over 125 artists of the African Diaspora. Focusing on art produced after 1940, the Mott-Warsh Collection contains work from major figures and underrepresented artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Ron Adams, Faith Ringgold, Richard Yarde, Lorna Simpson, Glenn Ligon, Howardena Pindell, and Whitfield Lovell.
by Emmabeth Nanol, library assistant in Special Collections Cataloging at the Getty Research Institute
Co-published with The Iris, the online magazine of the Getty.
The Getty Research Institute recently partnered with the Artstor Digital Library to digitize and make available approximately 1,500 selections from the Alexander Liberman photography archive, from the series “Artists and Personalities.” These selections from the archive, which holds nearly 150,000 items, were inspired by Liberman’s publications, most notably The Artist in His Studio. The images are available now both via Artstor and the GRI’s digital collections.
A prolific photographer since his childhood, Liberman enthusiastically identified with the candid documentary style of the 35mm camera and its grainy aesthetic—almost all of the images in the archive were captured using 35mm. He admired the camera’s journalistic aesthetic, its soft focus, and how it disintegrated background details.
Artstor has collaborated with Rebecca Hackemann to release more than 200 images of her artwork in the Digital Library. The images in the Digital Library include both digital reproductions of two-dimensional works and documentation of her public sculptures and installations. Hackemann’s conceptually-oriented art challenges existing media categories and is primarily concerned with issues of perception, representation, and the intersection between language and image, as well as with the history of public space and urban planning in non-traditional locations.
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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In early June, the New York Times published an article about a massive (and massively intriguing) photography archive. D. James Dee, aka the SoHo Photographer, spent almost 40 years documenting contemporary art in New York City and, upon retiring, was searching for a home for his archive. Dee worked for many galleries such as Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc., Paula Cooper Gallery, Holly Solomon Gallery, OK Harris, and artists such as George Segal, Jeff Koons, and many others, in particular during SoHo’s art boom in the 1980s. The archive comprises slides, transparencies, negatives, and digital photographs of approximately 250,000 works of art.
Posted in Collections, Drawings and Watercolors, Modern & Contemporary Art, Museums, Paintings, Photographs, Release, Sculpture & Installations, tagged FIA, Flint Institute of Arts on July 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
ARTstor and the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) have collaborated to share more than 2,300 images in the Digital Library. These include selections from the FIA’s European Collection, dating from the 15th to the 21st century and encompassing decorative arts, sculptures, graphics, and paintings by artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Francisco de Goya, Gustave Courbet, Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, Joan Miró, and Edgar Degas. Also included in the collaboration are selections from the FIA’s American Graphics Collection, which consists of works by Childe Hassam, Thomas Hart Benton, Roy F. Lichtenstein, Jacob Lawrence, and Claes Oldenburg, among numerous others.
Founded in 1928, the Flint Institute of Arts has assembled outstanding collections of American, European, Native American, African, and Asian art.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Flint Institute of Arts page.
- The Art Institute of Chicago Collection
- Baltimore Museum of Art
- Cornell Fine Arts Museum Collection (Rollins College)
- Dallas Museum of Art Collection
- Detroit Institute of Arts Collection
- Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection
ARTstor and the Romare Bearden Foundation have collaborated to share nearly 800 images of works by American artist Romare Bearden in the Digital Library. These works represent the breadth of Bearden’s enormous output, from his early paintings executed in a range of styles to his pioneering collage work, which highlights his unique combination of painting and collage materials drawn from popular sources. Throughout, Bearden’s art displays his deep engagement with the African American community and the Civil Rights movement.
ARTstor and the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill have collaborated to share approximately 2,500 images from the Museum’s permanent collection in the Digital Library.
The first release of a projected total 16,000 images includes works by such varied artists as Thomas Hart Benton, William Blake, Pierre Bonnard, Lucas Cranach, Honoré Daumier, Eugène Delacroix, Albrecht Dürer, Francisco de Goya, Hans Holbein, Winslow Homer, Rockwell Kent, Käthe Kollwitz, Aristide Maillol, Reginald Marsh, Henri Matisse, Tiepolo, Rembrandt, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Georges Rouault, Salvator Rosa, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Grant Wood, and James Abbott McNeil Whistler.