Archive for the ‘Staff pick of the week’ Category
– Nancy Minty, PT Metadata Assistant
I vividly recall learning about David’s Death of Socrates during a history class in my freshman year of high school. I remember the warm glow of the slide as it appeared on the screen and my teacher’s detailed description of the work. On a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art shortly thereafter, I was amazed to see, firsthand, the manner in which David was able to convey the intensity of the moment—through composition and symbolism—all captured in a slick layer of paint on canvas. This was my first foray into the realm of art history.
– Stephen Alsa, Library Relations Manager, Domestic
– Caroline Caviness, ARTstor Implementation Manager
“I like the dimensions and perspective of the landscape as viewed from the interior of I.M. Pei’s glass pyramid.”
Wynston Francis, Senior Windows System Administrator
I picked Maar’s image of a baby armadillo as Pere Ubu because it captures the wonderfully grotesque nature of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu character in what is otherwise a photograph of a cute, little animal.
Joseph Tew, PT Metadata Assistant
“This charming little guy, with his red coat, white stockings, and blue waistcoat and britches is a really wonderful and whimsical spokesman for a fascinating moment in English and American history. Toys provide telling glimpses into the world of the child and reflect the values and fashions of the time and culture in which they are made. I like this particular fellow for the terrific lessons he offers in history, tradition, design and practical techniques.”
Tara Fleming, Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Human Resources Administrator
I discovered this image when running a keyword search for ‘ottoman’ years ago and was pleasantly surprised to find that not only is it a beautiful example of needlework, but the image is so detailed that when zooming into it, you can closely examine every one of the stitches.
Kimberly Henrikson, Senior Support Services Manager