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John Singer Sargent | Two Girls on a Lawn, ca. 1889 | Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has collaborated with ARTstor to make more than 1,000 additional images available in the Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) program. The release includes images of works by artists such as Degas, Delacroix, Gauguin, Goya, Ingres, John Singer Sargent, Seurat, and Tiepolo, as well as functional and decorative objects from regions including China, Egypt, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, and more. This brings the current total of available images from the Museum’s collection to approximately 7,800 images. The Metropolitan Museum also contributes nearly 6,000 of American and European costumes and accessories formerly in the Brooklyn Museum to the IAP program. (more…)

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The Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives and ARTstor are collaborating to share more than 300 additional images of art and architecture from Russian museums and of prehistoric sites in Europe in the Digital Library.

Since 2006, ARTstor has collaborated with the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives and Art Resource to make available approximately 14,000 high-quality images of world art and architecture, which have been digitized from large-format color transparencies that photographer Erich Lessing produced over the course of a distinguished career spanning several decades of photographic campaigns around the world.

For more detailed information about this collection, see the Art, Archaeology and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives) page.

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Persian | Persian hunting carpet, detail of field with hunter on horseback hunting antelopes, jackals, hares, and ibex, 2nd half, 16th cent. | Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna | Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y | artres.com

Nearly 1,900 additional images of Middle Eastern art and architecture from the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives are now available in ARTstor.  This most recent addition includes images of works from countries including Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, and Tunisia, from sources such as the Archaeological Museum in Amman (Jordan), the Great Mosque in Kairouan (Tunisia), the Institute of Oriental Studies in St. Petersburg, the Judaica Collection Max Berger in Vienna, the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo, the National Archaeological Museum in Beirut, and the Louvre in Paris.

Since 2006, ARTstor has collaborated with the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives and Art Resource to make available approximately 14,000 high-quality images of world art and architecture, which have been digitized from large-format color transparencies that photographer Erich Lessing produced over the course of a distinguished career spanning several decades of photographic campaigns around the world.

View the collection in the Digital Library: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/lessing

For more detailed information about this collection, see the Art, Archaeology and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives) page.

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More than 1,300 additional images of world art and architecture are now available from the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives in the ARTstor Digital Library. This most recent addition of images includes art and architecture from Asia, the Pacific Islands, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Since 2006, ARTstor has collaborated with the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives and Art Resource to make available approximately 13,000 high-quality images of world art and architecture, which have been digitized from large-format color transparencies that photographer Erich Lessing produced over the course of a distinguished career spanning several decades of photographic campaigns around the world. This current release brings the total number of Lessing images available through ARTstor to more than 10,500.

Erich Lessing (b. 1923) is a member of the photographer’s collective, Magnum Photos. The Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives documents the fine arts, archaeology, religion, landscapes, historical sites, and historical personalities with images from more than 1,000 museums and 2,000 locations around the world, representing the works of approximately 3,000 artists and portraits of more than 1,900 historical figures. Art Resource is the official North American rights and permissions representative for the Lessing Archives.

To view Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives): go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives);” or, if you are at your institution or have an ARTstor account, simply follow this link: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/lessing

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives) collection page.

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More than 280 images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art have been added to the Digital Library. This latest release brings the total number of images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s encyclopedic collections currently available in the Digital Library to more than 9,000. These new images have also been added to the Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) program, which now makes available free-of-charge more than 6,700 images as high-resolution downloads for scholarly publications.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the most comprehensive art museum in the western hemisphere with more than two million works of art in its permanent collection. It was founded in 1870 with a mission to collect, preserve, and display works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture from every part of the globe, and to educate the public about art.

To view The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection: go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection;” or, if you are at your institution or have an ARTstor account, simply follow this link: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/metmuseum. To search for IAP images that may be used for academic publications, keyword search for: “mma iap”.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection page. For additional information about using IAP images for scholarly publications, please see the Images for Academic Publishing page.

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The Courtauld Institute of Art is collaborating with ARTstor to share approximately 34,000 images of world architecture and sculpture from the Conway Library in the Digital Library. The collection in ARTstor will comprise approximately 22,700 images of architecture and 11,300 images of sculpture selected from the Conway Library’s extensive holdings of historic photographs and cuttings from publications that depict art and architecture from the 5th century BCE to the present. The core of the archive consists of the private collection of Lord William Martin Conway, First Baron Conway of Allington, which the Institute acquired in 1932. Since its inception, the archive has been continuously developed as a teaching and research collection and augmented by donation and purchase, as well as by photographic campaigns undertaken by staff photographers and graduate students to document works and sites in the United Kingdom and Europe. Today, the Conway Library contains more than one million photographs of architecture, architectural drawings, sculpture, and illuminated manuscripts.

The Courtauld Institute of Art is one of the world’s leading centers for the study of art history and conservation. An independent college of the University of London, the Institute offers exceptional resources for students, including The Courtauld Gallery’s collections and outstanding research libraries and image archives. As part of its collaboration with ARTstor, the Institute will also share approximately 8,100 images of works in the permanent collection of The Courtauld Gallery in the Digital Library.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit The Courtauld Institute of Art: Conway Library collection page.

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An additional 695 images selected from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) Visual Resources Collection and depicting works of art and architecture are now available in ARTstor. The MCAD Slide Library contains more than 140,000 35 mm slides documenting art from a variety of world cultures, styles, and periods, with particular strengths in 20th-century art, applied design, and American popular culture. The Slide Library serves as the primary lecture and presentation resource for MCAD faculty, comprised largely of working artists and designers. Allan Kohl, MCAD’s Visual Resources Librarian, selected the new images, bringing the total number available in ARTstor to more than 1,100 images.

To view MCAD collections: go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “Minneapolis College of Art and Design Collection”; or enter the keyword search: mcad collection.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Collection collection page.

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In 2006, ARTstor, Art Resource, and the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives announced a collaboration to make available through ARTstor 14,000 high-quality images of world art and architecture. This current release of 2,125 images focuses on Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art, as well as Early Christian and Byzantine art.

Images of works in the Lessing Archives will continue to be added to the ARTstor Digital Library in regular releases until the collection is complete. This current release brings the total number of Lessing Archives images available through ARTstor to more than 9,000. These images, on average 120 megabytes in size, have been scanned from large-format (4″x5″ or 8″x10″) color transparencies made by Erich Lessing in the course of a distinguished career spanning several decades of photographic campaigns around the world.

To view Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive): go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives).” Or search the keywords: erich lessing .

For more detailed information about this collection, see the Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives) page.

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Through an ongoing collaboration with Art Resource and Scala Archives (Florence, Italy), ARTstor has just released 2,848 additional images of major Italian and other European works, bringing the total number of Scala images now available in ARTstor to more than 13,000. ARTstor will ultimately make available approximately 12,000 high-quality images of European art and architecture from Scala, with a special focus on the archaeology, art, and architecture of Italy and on the collections of the major museums in Italy and other European countries.
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Please note that we are hard at work clustering these superior images with other ARTstor images that depict the same works of art. ARTstor clustering helps users find the optimal image of a given work of art. For an example of ARTstor clustering, please search for “Raphael Disputa Scala.”
To browse and view the images in this collection: from the “Welcome Page,” click on “ARTstor Collections,” and then choose “Italian and European Art (Scala Archives).”
For more detailed information about this collection, see the Italian and European Art (Scala Archives)

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In 2006, ARTstor, Art Resource, and the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives announced a collaboration to make available through ARTstor 10,000 high-quality images of world art and architecture. This collaboration focuses on key artists of the major European schools and collections of the major European museums outside Italy, including the leading art museums of Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Spain. These images, on average 120 megabytes in size, have been scanned from large-format (4”×5″ or 8”×10″) color transparencies made by Erich Lessing in the course of a distinguished career spanning several decades of photographic campaigns around the world.

Images of works in the Lessing Archives have been added to the ARTstor Digital Library in regular releases over recent months. We will continue to add to the collection until it is completed. This current release of approximately 3,500 images brings the total number of images available through ARTstor to more than 7,000, and the collection now includes works by the following European artists:

  • Sofonisba Anguissola
  • Annibale Carracci
  • Théodore Chassériau
  • Hans Baldung
  • Benvenuto Cellini
  • Canaletto
  • David Friedrich Caspar
  • Gustave Caillebotte
  • Marc Chagall
  • Honoré Daumier
  • Maurice Denis
  • Gerrit Dou
  • Théodore Géricault
  • Jean–Baptiste Greuze
  • Matthias Grünewald
  • Francesco Guardi
  • Jean–Antoine Houdon
  • Claude Lorrain
  • Lorenzo Lotto
  • Paul Klee
  • Oskar Kokoschka
  • Kazimir Malevich
  • Berthe Morisot
  • Alphonse Mucha
  • Anton Raphael Mengs
  • Jean–François Millet
  • Amedeo Modigliani
  • Bartolomé Estebán Murillo
  • Parmigianino
  • Auguste Rodin
  • Bartholomaeus Spranger
  • Elisabeth Louise Vigée–LeBrun
  • Edouard Vuillard
  • Francisco de Zurbarán
  • Georges Seurat
  • Giovanni Paolo Panini
  • Guido Reni
  • Jusepe de Ribera
  • Tilman Riemenschneider
  • Jacob van Ruisdael
  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  • Leonardo da Vinci

To browse and view the images in this collection: from the “Welcome Page,” click on “ARTstor Collections,” and then choose “Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives).”

For more detailed information about this collection, see the Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives) page.

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