Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Louis Markoya, The Continuity and Evolution of Surrealist and Nuclear Mystical Art

I ran across the unusual artist, Louis Markoya, and his website some time ago!  What a character! He worked with Salvador Dali in New York City in the 1970s on several projects.  Markoya also does computer art and fractals!


Monday, December 18, 2017

Mapping Gothic France


Mapping Gothic France is a very ambitious project that documents Medieval architecture in France and England.  The open source project uses high resolution images, maps, and essays to explore the dramatic buildings.
The Mapping Gothic France project was initiated by Stephen Murray, Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and Andrew Tallon, Assistant Professor of Art at Vassar College and funded through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Mapping Gothic France was developed within the framework of collaboration between the Media Center for Art History in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, the Visual Resources Library at Vassar College, and the Columbia University Libraries.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

New Artstor additions!

This Fall, Artstor has announced the availability of three new collections through its Digital Collections portal!

In August:

The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona is collaborating on a release of nearly 36,000 photographs in the Artstor Digital Library. The Center is recognized as one of the world's finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography.  

In September:
Artstor has just released more than 170,000 new images in Anthropology from three major institutions. The release spans global cultures past and present and includes rare and valuable material including sacred objects and architecture, as well as clothing, jewelry, and tools.

The Réunion des Musées Nationaux and Art Resource are contributing nearly 1,400 images of works from the Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, a museum specializing in global, non-Western art from prehistory to the present. This selection centers on some outstanding African collections and also includes a selection of Aboriginal paintings from Australia, as well as other varied works. 

 And in October:

Artstor has just released more than 4,700 new images in the Decorative Arts and Americana from four leading institutions. This eclectic release provides researchers, teachers, and students with a fascinating selection of historical and contemporary objects, including furniture, glassware, ceramics, clothing, and quilts.

The Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) has contributed 2,784 images of works encompassing all areas of their encyclopedic and unique glass collection and spanning more than 3,500 years of history, from a portrait of an Egyptian pharaoh to contemporary sculpture.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has contributed approximately 500 additional images of works from their collections, bringing the total selection available in Artstor to approximately 1,000.  The current contribution provides a broad range of material, including Colonial painting, American folk art, decorative arts, textiles, and costumes. Objects range in period from the Colonial to the present day.