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“It’s in the reach of my arms, / The span of my hips, / The stride of my step, / The curl of my lips. / I’m a woman/ Phenomenally. / Phenomenal woman, / That’s me.”

- Maya Angelou

Mickalene Thomas, Don't Forget About Me (Keri), 2009, exhibited at Lehmann Maupin, Spring 2009. Image and original data provided by Larry Qualls, © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / BILDKUNST, Bonn

Mickalene Thomas, Don’t Forget About Me (Keri), 2009, exhibited at Lehmann Maupin, Spring 2009. Image and original data provided by Larry Qualls, © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / BILDKUNST, Bonn

Women have long been used as inspiration for art. They have served as muses to both eastern and western culture, and our bodies have been used to represent the power and beauty of nature.

Yet the images of the female body that we see on a daily basis are often passive and hyper-sexualized. Women’s bodies are the go-to sales tactic in popular media and advertising. Yes, you might say, sex sells, but nothings sells as much as our sex sells. Women’s bodies sell beer, cars, perfume, burgers, chewing gum, and even animals rights (yes, you read that correctly – look up PETA’s campaigns) — and of course, the object that all of the women in these advertisements are ultimately selling is themselves.

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Exhibition: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk | November 13, 2011-February 12, 2012 | Dallas Museum of Art Collection | This image was provided by Dallas Museum of Art

Exhibition: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk | November 13, 2011-February 12, 2012 | Dallas Museum of Art Collection | This image was provided by Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art has collaborated with Artstor to make 2,500 images of exhibition installations available in the Digital Library.

Among the exhibitions documented are Cindy Sherman (1988); Donald Judd (1989); The Art of the Doll: Automata from the Gail Cook Collection (1991); Circa 1900: Design at the Turn of the Century (2001); Art Deco and Streamlined Modern Design, 1920–1950 (2002); Splendors of China’s Forbidden City (2004); The Art of Romare Bearden (2004); The Branch and the Scorpion: Maya Textiles from Guatemala’s Pacific Coast (2006); Take your time: Olafur Eliasson (2008); The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs (2010); African Masks: The Art of Disguise (2010); Performance / Art (2010); and The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier (2011).

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cca_logo3Artstor and the California College of the Arts (CCA) are collaborating to share approximately 6,000 images from the CCA Contemporary Art Project and 2,800 images from the CAPP Street Project Archive (CSPA).

The CCA Contemporary Art Project is composed of images of current or recently-shown work by emerging and established artists. These images have primarily been collected directly from art galleries for educational purposes. The Capp Street Project Archive documents the process, intention, and realization of installations and temporary projects sponsored by the Capp Street Project since 1983.

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Top Right: Caspar David Friedrich | Lone Tree (Solitary Tree; Village Landscape with Morning Lighting) | 1822 | Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.  Left: Albrecht Dürer | 1526 | Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Bottom Right: Unbekannter Künstler, Maler | Abendmahl Christi, darunter die Gefangennahme | Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | Images and original data provided by Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz; bpkgate.picturemaxx.com

Top Right: Caspar David Friedrich | Lone Tree (Solitary Tree; Village Landscape with Morning Lighting) | 1822 | Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Left: Albrecht Dürer | 1526 | Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Bottom Right: Unbekannter Künstler, Maler | Abendmahl Christi, darunter die Gefangennahme | Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | Images and original data provided by Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz; bpkgate.picturemaxx.com

In collaboration with the Prussian Cultural Heritage Image Archive (Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz), Artstor now makes available more than 21,000 images of key works from the Berlin State Museums (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) in the Digital Library. This collection includes vases and sculptures from the 6th to 4th century BC, Etruscan art, Byzantine art, the friezes and reconstruction of the west front of the Pergamon Altar, as well as masterpieces 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, among many others.

At the time of the agreement, Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, then President of the Prussian Cultural Properties Foundation, commented, “The Berlin State Museums have always been exceptionally significant places for scientific research and collection building. The modern possibilities of digital technology expand greatly on this potential and allow us not only to present these treasures, but also to link this effort with other important organizations, such as Artstor, to a degree previously unimaginable.” (more…)

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artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor 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.

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Rebecca Hackemann | The Philosophical Piggy | 2007

Rebecca Hackemann | The Philosophical Piggy | 2007

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.

Rebecca Hackemann is a British/German conceptual artist who works in many media that are concerned with perception and space. (more…)

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Henry Moore | Working Model for Sheep Piece | 1971 | Image and original data provided by the Flint Institute of Arts | © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London

Henry Moore | Working Model for Sheep Piece | 1971 | Image and original data provided by the Flint Institute of Arts | © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London

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.

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Jan Van Eyck | The Ghent Altarpiece; open | completed 1432 | Lukas - Art in Flanders

Jan Van Eyck | The Ghent Altarpiece; open | completed 1432 | Lukas – Art in Flanders

ARTstor has collaborated with Lukas – Art in Flanders to share 4,440 images of art from more than 30 important Flemish museums and cultural institutions, including: The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, Groeningemuseum, The Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Foundation Terninck Antwerp, the City Archive of Bruges, and the Bruges Public Library.

The Lukas collection in the Digital Library features works from a variety of periods ranging from the 8th century to the 20th century and media including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and illustrations. Major artists include Hans Memling, Jan Provoost, Hieronymus Bosch, Peter Paul Rubens, Frans Hals, and James Ensor. The collection also includes new photography of The Ghent Altarpiece of 1432 by Hubert and Jan van Eyck, painted for the St. Bavo Cathedral of Ghent. Additionally, all of the metadata records in the Digital Library will be made available in English, French, and Dutch. (more…)

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logo_matressARTstor Digital Library and the Mattress Factory have reached an agreement to share 12,000 images documenting installations exhibited at the museum since its opening in 1977.

The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that specializes in installations created on site by artists from all over the world. The museum’s unusual galleries are located in two creatively reused buildings on the city’s historic North Side. Both buildings house a growing permanent collection, featuring works by James Turrell, Yayoi Kusama, Winifred Lutz, and Rolf Julius, as well as periodical exhibitions.

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Karen Finley | A Woman’s Life Isn’t Worth Much | 5/18/1990 | Originally at Franklin Furnace, New York, NY

Karen Finley | A Woman’s Life Isn’t Worth Much | 5/18/1990 | Originally at Franklin Furnace, New York, NY

March is Women’s History Month, the perfect time to highlight the work of Karen Finley, a world-renowned performance artist, author, and playwright whose work has addressed issues such as sexuality, abuse, and American politics from an uncompromising feminist perspective.

Finley came to national attention when her 1990 grant application to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was vetoed, along those of three other artists, because the content of her work was considered inappropriate. The artists sued and ultimately lost a Supreme Court appeal, but Finley was not deterred. As her struggles with the NEA were already in full swing in 1990, Franklin Furnace—in a bold move, as the organization itself was partly funded by the NEA—presented her installation, A Woman’s Life Isn’t Worth Much.

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