ARTstor recently announced the first fruits of an exciting collaboration with Art Resource and Scala Archives (Florence, Italy). Through this collaboration, ARTstor will ultimately make available approximately 12,000 high quality images of European art and architecture, with a special focus on the archaeology, art and architecture of Italy and on the collections of the major museums of Italy and other European countries.

We are now pleased to announce that we have just released further images of major works of Italian and other European art from Scala Archives, bringing the total number of Scala images now available to ARTstor users to approximately 3,000. To convey some sense of the range and depth of this expanding collection, we have recently added:

  • nearly 100 new images of or relating to works by Fra Angelico and his circle
  • more than 25 new images of or relating to works by Caravaggio
  • more than 40 new images of or relating to works by Carpaccio
  • more than 30 new images of or relating to works by Michelangelo
  • more than 50 new images of or relating to works by Pinturicchio
  • more than 25 new images of or relating to works by Raphael
  • more than 40 new images of or relating to works by GiorgioVasari
  • more than 40 new images of the pre-restoration Sistine Chapel
  • more than 50 new images of works from the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence
  • more than 50 new images of works from the Vatican Pinacoteca
  • more than 50 new images of works from the Borgia Apartments in the Vatican
  • more than 75 new images of works from the Brera paintings gallery, Milan
  • nearly 100 new images of works from the Museum of San Marco, Florence
  • nearly 100 new images of works from the Borghese Gallery in Rome
  • more than 150 new images of works from the Uffizi Gallery, Florence
  • more than 175 new images of works from the Palatine Gallery, Florence

To browse these new ARTstor images, please click on “Image Gallery” from the ARTstor “welcome page” and then select “Italian and European Art from Scala Archives.” Or simply search such keyword phrases “Scala Florence” or (for an individual artist) “Scala Vasari” etc.

Please note that we are hard at work “clustering” these superior images with other ARTstor images that depict the same works of art. For an example of this clustering process, through which we are striving to help ARTstor users find the optimal image of a given work of art, please search for “Raphael Disputa Scala.”