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.” Continue Reading »
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Guy de Cointet | Two Drawings | 5/9/1978 | This image was provided by the Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
We are delighted to announce that Artstor is collaborating with the Franklin Furnace Archive to introduce videos in the Digital Library in the coming months. Franklin Furnace has been championing performance and other ephemeral arts for more than three decades. Martha Wilson, Franklin Furnace’s founding director, elaborates on the significance of this collaboration:
While there is undeniable value to gathering objects from performances such as costumes, props, and ephemera, video offers an irreplaceable key to understanding temporal works. Moving images are the best window we have into the past—no amount of caption text or notes from scripts can convey the look and feel of this pivotal time! Franklin Furnace is pleased to be working in collaboration with Artstor to bring video documentation of our performance art events to a broad scholarly audience.
We hope these fifty videos featuring Franklin Furnace alumni such as Alice Aycock, Ericka Beckman, Lee Breuer, John Cage, Guy De Cointet, Constance De Jong, Richard Foreman, the Kipper Kids, Jill Kroesen, Matt Mullican, Michael Smith, and William Wegman will provide insight into the intentions of avant-garde artists from 1976 forward, and will help to embed the value of ephemeral art practice in art and cultural history.
- Martha Wilson, January 2014
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Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo | Social Housing; central walkway leads past three story building with colorful graphic | 2011 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Image and original data provided by ART on FILE; artonfile.com
Artstor Digital Library has collaborated with ART on FILE to share approximately 1,500 digital photographs of architecture, built environment projects, and landscape architecture in Buenos Aires.
In their most recent Artstor-sponsored campaign, photographers Colleen Chartier and Rob Wilkinson focused on the contemporary and historic buildings and landscape architecture of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Two areas of focus will be the Puerto Madero Waterfront district located along the Rio de la Plata and the Buenos Aires Ecological Reserve, a former resort area that is now home to hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife. In addition to historic buildings, Puerto Madero features Santiago Calatrava’s Puente de la Mujer, Philippe Starck’s Faena Hotel + Universe, Rafael Viñoly’s Fortabat Art Collection, and Cesar Pelli’s Repsol-YPF corporate tower. ART on FILE will also document the Recoleta Cemetery, University of Buenos Aires Law School, and Galerías Pacífico, as well as the city’s architecturally rich neighborhoods of San Telmo, La Boca, Palermo, Retiro, and Belgrano.
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Pueblo | Pottery water bottle | Santa Fe, New Mexico | Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (Harvard University); peabody.harvard.edu
Artstor Digital Library has collaborated with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University to share 24,000 additional images of Pre-Columbian, African, Native North American, Oceanic, Asian, and European objects. This brings the current available total to more than 52,000 of a projected 154,000 images from the Museum’s collection.
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University is the oldest museum devoted to anthropology in the United States and holds a permanent collection of millions of objects documenting the history of human culture throughout the Americas, Africa, Oceania, Asia, and Europe. The museum’s archaeological holdings comprise the majority of the permanent collection, with particular strengths in North, Central, and South America. Though smaller in number, the ethnographic collections have established the museum’s reputation as a preeminent repository of anthropological objects relating to Native American, Pre-Columbian, African, Oceanic, and Asian cultural groups. There are also extensive archival collections, which document the museum’s collections and history, as well as the development anthropology as an academic discipline. Selections from the museum’s permanent collection of archaeological objects, ethnographic artifacts, and archival materials will be added to the Artstor Digital Library for scholarly and educational uses. Continue Reading »
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Built by Julius Frontinus, Proconsul of Asia | Domitian Gate / Frontinus Gate / The Roman Gate | Built 82-83 AD | Pamukkale (Hierapolis), Turkey | Image and original data provided by Shmuel Magal, Sites and Photos; sites-and-photos.com
Sites and Photos has contributed nearly 28,000 additional photos of ancient through medieval archaeological and architectural sites from countries including Spain, United Kingdom, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Turkey to the Artstor Digital Library. The images provide broad and in-depth documentation of the ancient world, including Classical, Megalithic, Islamic, Crusader, and Gothic archaeology and architecture, as well as Greek and Roman painting, sculpture, mosaics, and decorative arts.
Based in Israel, Sites and Photos specializes in the digital documentation of ancient archaeology, architecture, and art. Samuel Magal, Owner and Chief Photographer, is a trained archaeologist specializing in Classical and Marine archaeology. Since 1999, he has photographed hundreds of sites and museums throughout the Mediterranean. Continue Reading »
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Jason Varone and Shilpan Bhagat of NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts developed a data visualization program that provides a clear view of the university’s collection of art images. To achieve this, they exported the collection’s metadata through an API (application program interface) via Shared Shelf, and then they processed it to display it as colorful circles of proportionate sizes. They were so pleased with the benefits of getting a superficial view of their holdings that they have made the program available to other Shared Shelf users, who can now visualize their collections – of art images or any other media – in the same way. Shilpan shares the details in this video.
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Writing a paper? Easily generate citations from the Artstor Digital Library to save or export into EndNote, ProCite, RefWorks, or Reference Manager. Citations include the creator, title, date, repository, Artstor image ID number, and stable URL for each image.
Here’s how to do it:
- Select one or more images in the thumbnail page by clicking on them once.
- Go to the Tools menu in the toolbar and choose “Save citations for selected images.”
- Under the same menu, click on “View and export citations” and choose your preference. That’s it!
You can find more detailed instructions on creating citation lists and exporting them on our Help Wiki.
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