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January 29, 2015

New agreement: Contemporary artist Howardena Pindell

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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January 23, 2015

New agreement: Mexican architectural landmarks from the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Architecture

artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor and The University of Texas at Austin are collaborating to release more than 900 images in the Digital Library documenting two significant renovation projects of Mexican architectural landmarks: the restoration of Teposcolula’s Open Chapel’s vault, and the restoration of the Templo y Exconvento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán in Oaxaca.

The Teposcolula Open Chapel is considered one of the best examples of an ‘open chapel’ – a characteristic structure of Mexican Christian architecture. The nearby Santo Domingo church, founded by Dominican friars in the 1570s, is an impressive baroque church and adjoining convent. The expansive site, built up over 200 years, features a series of cloisters and courtyards, and a large sanctuary. Retablo paintings by Spanish master Andrés de la Concha are still visible inside the church.

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January 14, 2015

Artstor Collections Summary 2014

Aelbert Cuyp, The Maas at Dordrecht, 1650. Image: Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington

Aelbert Cuyp, The Maas at Dordrecht, 1650. Image: Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington

Artstor Collections Summary 2014

This past year we added more than 151,000 new images to the Artstor Digital Library from prestigious collections across a wide array of disciplines. With the support of our contributors, the Digital Library now boasts more than 1.8 million images for education and scholarship.

We are proud to be able to share collections from institutions as varied as the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum at FIT, the New York School of Interior Design.

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January 12, 2015

New agreement: The International Museum of Children’s Art

artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor and The International Museum of Children’s Art are collaborating to share approximately 200 images of works of art from the museum’s collection in the Artstor Digital Library.

The International Museum of Children’s Art (Det Internasjonale Barnekunstmuseet) in Oslo, Norway is the world’s first museum dedicated to art created by children, and today contains artworks by children and young adults from more than 180 countries. The collection is not only of interest to art appreciators, but will intrigue researchers across disciplines, from psychology to education.

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January 9, 2015

New agreement: Ada Karmi-Melamede Architects

artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor and Ada Karmi-Melamede Architects are collaborating to share approximately 200 images documenting the work of the firm and its founder in the Digital Library.

Ada Karmi-Melamede (b. 1936) is one of the most important contemporary Israeli architects. She founded Ada Karmi-Melamede Architects in 1985 upon her return to her native Tel Aviv after fifteen years of working, teaching, and lecturing in the United States at Columbia University and later at Yale and the University of Pennsylvania.

The award-winning practice has completed public and private commissions of various scales. Ada Karmi-Melamade Architects designs the interiors as well, and often creates custom furnishings and fittings. Her work has been featured in architectural exhibitions and multiple professional publications.

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January 9, 2015

New agreement: Images from painter Joseph Peller

artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor is collaborating with artist Joseph Peller to release 40 images of his paintings 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.

Peller has exhibited in solo exhibitions in New York and Toronto, and has participated in group exhibitions in the United States, Canada, Europe, and China. He has received recognition in national exhibitions and mention in several publications including ArtNews, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. In 2013, the artist was awarded a printmaking residency as a guest of the People’s Republic of China. He taught at the New York Academy of Art and currently teaches at the Art Students League of New York. Joseph Peller’s work — represented by ACA Galleries, New York and Roberts Gallery, Toronto — can be found in public and private collections in the United States, Canada, Europe, and China.

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January 7, 2015

New agreement: Additional images from the Williams College Museum of Art

artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor and Williams College Museum of Art are collaborating to release an additional 2,700 recently digitized images in the Digital Library. The new images come from the Museum’s African, Eastern, and Ancient collections, as well as its collection of the works of the artist brothers Maurice and Charles Prendergast.

The Williams College Museum of Art contains approximately 12,000 works, representing a broad range of time periods and cultures. Along with holdings in Ancient and European art, the permanent collection emphasizes American Art, Modern and Contemporary art, and the art of Asia and other world cultures.

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December 15, 2014

Now available: More than 24,000 additional images from the National Gallery of Art

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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December 12, 2014

Now available: Nearly 7,000 additional images from Franklin Furnace

Julie Laffin; Various States of D(u)ress;performance image, 1 of 5, interior window view, 04/02/1994, Originally at Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. 112 Franklin St. New York, NY. © 2012 Julie Laffin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Julie Laffin; Various States of D(u)ress;performance image, 1 of 5, interior window view, 04/02/1994, Originally at Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. 112 Franklin St. New York, NY. © 2012 Julie Laffin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Artstor has collaborated with Franklin Furnace to share nearly 7,000 additional images and documentation of events presented and produced by the renowned institution, with the goal of embedding the value of ephemeral practice into art and cultural history. The collection consists of documentation of artists’ books, performance art, site-specific works, and other time-based ephemeral arts.

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December 12, 2014

Now available: Additional images from the Dallas Museum of Art in IAP

Jacques-Louis David, Apollo and Diana Attacking the Children of Niobe, 1772. Image © Dallas Museum of Art, Image and data from: Dallas Museum of Art

Jacques-Louis David, Apollo and Diana Attacking the Children of Niobe, 1772. Image © Dallas Museum of Art, Image and data from: Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art has collaborated with Artstor to make 600 additional images from its permanent collection available in the Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) program.

The release includes works by artists as varied as Jean Paul Gaultier, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Everett Spruce. This brings the museum’s current total of images in IAP to 730.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Dallas Museum of Art Collection page in Artstor.

The IAP program aims to offload the costs of museums delivering high-resolution image files to scholars for academic publications by providing high-quality TIFF image files free to both Artstor subscribers and non-subscribers alike. For more information, visit artstor.org/iap.

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