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Joseph Peller, Night Owls. © Joseph Peller

Joseph Peller, Night Owls. © Joseph Peller

Artstor and Joseph Peller have released more than 30 images of his artworks in the Digital Library.

Joseph Peller (b.1953) explores the haunting notions of isolation and ambivalence inherent in the unnoticed rituals of modern urban life. He experiments with a wide range of pure and mixed techniques in painting, printmaking and sculpture. (more…)

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Albrecht Dürer, Hare (A Young Hare), 1502, Graphische Sammlung Albertina. Image and original data: Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

Albrecht Dürer, Hare (A Young Hare), 1502, Graphische Sammlung Albertina. Image and original data: Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

Easter is around the corner, and with it comes the inevitable barrage of images of the Easter bunny. The strange thing is that the only mentions of rabbits in the Bible are prohibitions against eating them in the Old Testament. So what gives?

The underlying idea is that rabbits are connected to the idea of rebirth—not only do they reproduce prodigiously, at one time they were believed to reproduce asexually. The connection of rabbits to rebirth also occurs in non-Christian societies: The Rabbit in the Moon (instead of our Man in the Moon) is a familiar symbol in Asia, and was part of Aztec legend, tying the idea of rabbits to a “rebirth” every night. But other qualities of rabbits and hares also get highlighted in folklore, including their mischievous side, playing the role of cunning tricksters in Native American and Central African mythologies. (more…)

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Claude Monet, Water Lilies,  1919. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1919. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

After the coldest recorded February in New York City since 1934, spring has finally sprung, and we could not be more relieved.

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artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor and the Garth Greenan Gallery have collaborated to release 20 images of works by contemporary artist Howardena Pindell in the Digital Library.

Howardena Pindell (b.1943) explores issues of racism, feminism, violence, slavery, and exploitation through the language of abstraction. She is known for her use of unconventional materials in her otherwise formalist paintings, including string, perfume, glitter, and postcards. Pindell also occasionally works in video.

Pindell was a founding member of feminist art collective AIR Galleries in 1972, and her art has been exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Walker Art Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Pindell’s work is included in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Yale University Art Museum. (more…)

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artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor and the University of Puget Sound are collaborating to release 150 images of works by the painter, activist, and writer Abby Williams Hill in the Digital Library.

Abby Williams Hill (b.1861) is best known for her commissions for the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railways. Her railway works were exhibited at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, the Lewis & Clark Exposition in Portland in 1905, the Jamestown Tricentennial in 1907, and the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle in 1909. These pieces, along with her other landscapes, offer a rich portrait of the natural landscape of the American West during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The accompanying archive of papers and personal materials offer insight into Hill’s life and provides an example of the American experience between the Civil War and World War II.

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artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor and the Garth Greenan Gallery are collaborating to release 20 images of works by the artist Howardena Pindell in the Digital Library.

Howardena Pindell (b.1943) explores issues of racism, feminism, violence, slavery, and exploitation through the language of abstraction. She is known for her use of unconventional materials in her otherwise formalist paintings, including string, perfume, glitter, and postcards. Pindell also occasionally works in video.

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John Singleton Copley, Watson and the Shark, 1778. Image: Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington

John Singleton Copley, Watson and the Shark, 1778. Image: Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington

Artstor and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC have released more than 24,000 images from the museum’s collection in the Digital Library.

This release includes vast numbers of works of art by some of the most important artists from the 13th to 19th centuries. A partial list includes 36 works by Hans Baldung Grien, 10 works by Giovanni Bellini, 176 works by William Blake, five works by Pierre Bonnard, six works by Botticelli, 39 works by François Boucher, four works by Bronzino, 13 works by Julia Margaret Cameron, 96 works by Mary Cassatt, 292 works by Paul Cezanne, nine works by John Constable, 17 works by John Singleton Copley, 91 works by Corot, four works by Correggio, nine works by Gustave Courbet, 85 works by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 998 works by Honoré Daumier, 25 works by Jacques-Louis David, 106 works by Edgar Degas, 58 works by Eugène Delacroix, 354 works by Albrecht Dürer, 54 works by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 15 works by Thomas Gainsborough, 159 works by Paul Gauguin, 39 works by Théodore Gericault, 20 works by Vincent Van Gogh, 38 works by Francisco de Goya, seven works by El Greco, eight works by Frans Hals, 88 works by William Hogarth, 61 works by Hans Holbein the Younger, 55 works by Winslow Homer, 25 works by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, four works by Leonardo Da Vinci, four works by Fra Filippo Lippi, 58 works by Edouard Manet, 12 works by Jean-François Millet, 21 works by Claude Monet, 25 works by Berthe Morisot, 37 works by Edvard Munch, 23 works by Eadweard Muybridge, 19 works by Parmigianino, 108 works by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 59 works by Camille Pissarro, 12 works by Raphael, 90 works by Odilon Redon, 366 works by Rembrandt van Rijn, 55 works by Auguste Renoir, 35 works by Auguste Rodin, 21 Peter Paul Rubens, seven works by John Singer Sargent, five works by Georges Seurat, 52 works by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, twelve works by Jacopo Tintoretto, 12 works by Titian, 294 works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 115 works by William Turner, eight works by Félix Vallotton, nine works by Veronese, 62 works by Edouard Vuillard, 17 works by Antoine Watteau, and 545 works by James McNeill Whistler.

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