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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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 and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation have released nearly 200 historical and contemporary photographs documenting the architecture of the Foundation’s three iconic buildings: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry, and the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni (Peggy Guggenheim Collection), designed by Lorenzo Boschetti. This is the third release of a projected 7,000 images of art, exhibition installation views, and architecture from the Foundation.
Since its inception in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has been a preeminent institution for the collection, preservation, and research of modern and contemporary art. The global network that began in the 1970s when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, was joined by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, has expanded since 1997 to include several other museums, most prominently the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. (more…)
The Prussian Cultural Heritage Image Archive (Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz) and ARTstor have released more than 3,500 additional images of key works from the Berlin State Museums (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin). This release includes masterworks from such canonical artists as Albrecht Dürer, Caspar David Friedrich, Emil Nolde, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Hieronymus Bosch, Käthe Kollwitz, Lovis Corinth, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Matthias Grünewald, Max Ernst, Paul Klee, Peter Paul Rubens, and Rembrandt.
ARTstor is collaborating with the Amon Carter Museum of American Art to share approximately 3,000 images in the Digital Library.
The collection will include a substantial number of works from the museum’s Artists Archives, which consist of the archival collections of eight prominent American photographers of the twentieth century: Clara Sipprell (1885-1975), Erwin E. Smith (1886-1947), Karl Struss (1886-1981), Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), Nell Dorr (1893-1988), Eliot Porter (1901-1990), Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988), and Helen Post (1907-1979). These photographic collections are comprised of over 22,000 prints plus over 150,000 negatives. Other highlights to be released include Mexican War daguerreotypes and works by Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Curtis, Eadweard Muybridge, David Octavius Hill, and Southworth & Hawes.
ARTstor and The National Gallery, London have collaborated to share images of every painting in the museum’s permanent collection in the Digital Library.
The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of Western European painting in the world. Composed of more than 2,300 works dating from the 13th century to the early 20th centuries, the collection encompasses most major developments in Western painting. Highlights include Cézanne’s Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses), Piero della Francesca’s The Baptism of Christ, Rembrandt’s Self Portrait at the Age of 34, Holbein’s The Ambassadors, Uccello’s The Battle of San Romano, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne, van Eyck’s The Arnolfini Portrait, and Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus.
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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 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