Alka Patel and the University of California, Irvine have contributed approximately 5,000 images of the art and architecture of historic Islamic sites in Afghanistan and Iran to the Artstor Digital Library.
Truman Capote’s fame transcended his literary status; he was famous for being, well, famous half a century before reality television and social media stars even existed. Also a uniquely gifted writer, Capote sought fame through publicity stunts, television appearances, and his friendships with both the social and Hollywood elite of the mid-twentieth century. Capote nurtured a persona based on being entertaining, rapier-witted, and eager to spread a rumor–attributes that would later haunt him.
The School of Architecture Visual Resources Collection at The University of Texas has contributed more than 900 images to the Artstor Digital Library documenting two restoration projects of Mexican architectural landmarks in Oaxaca: the Templo y Exconvento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán and Teposcolula Open Chapel—elaborate reconstruction initiatives that both began in the mid-1990s.
The widely published art historian and photographer Ralph Lieberman has contributed more than 2,300 additional architectural photographs to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing our total from this collection to more than 8,000.
Architect Misun Ahn has contributed approximately 800 images of Japanese and South Korean contemporary architecture to the Artstor Digital Library.
The Princeton University Art Museum has contributed approximately 5,850 images by the seminal American modernist photographer Minor White to the Artstor Digital Library. This contribution represents a substantial selection from the Minor White Archive which first went to Princeton as a gift of the artist in 1976.
Join us for a webinar exploring the history of faked photographs.
Kodak created a prototype for the first digital camera in 1975, and over the next 40 years digital imaging became ubiquitous. While we often associate “faked” visuals with digital processes, photographs have in fact been altered since the advent of the medium in the mid 19th century. Please join us for a webinar discussing the history of altered images from the early days of photography until present, motivations behind “faking” images, and new directions for contemporary altered imagery.
This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, November 9th at 3:00 PM ET. Sign up here!
Artstor has 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.
- Stare deep into this painting to find out if you are a psychic.
- Can public art protect us from terrorists? Turns out the answer is yes.
- Capitalism has heightened our perception of color.
- Was the Mona Lisa originally intended to be a nude, and is her smile more science than art?
- Even more Mona: A video shows how Leonardo employed virtual reality techniques in the creation of the famed work.
- Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy will undergo two years of restoration.
- Rembrandt’s The Night Watch is now required viewing for school children in the Netherlands.
- Snapchat installed Jeff Koons sculptures virtually around the world, and then another artist vandalized them.
- A Salvador Dalí painting used to hang at Rikers Island–until the guards stole it.
- Mysterious Pop Art satirist Vern Blosum has passed away at 81.
- An exhibition opening in Naples this November will create a dialog between contemporary artworks and artifacts from Pompeii.
- What would you do with 95-million-year-old ink?
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has contributed approximately 500 additional images of works from their collections to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing the total selection to approximately 1,000.