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January 15, 2019

It’s a wrap: Artstor looks back at 2018

René Magritte. Golconda (Golconde). 1953. Image and data provided by The Menil Collection, Houston. © 2019 C. Herscovici, Brussels / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
René Magritte. Golconda (Golconde). 1953. Image and data provided by The Menil Collection, Houston. © 2019 C. Herscovici, Brussels / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Katharina Fritsch. Händler [Dealer]. 2001. Polyester and paint. Image and original data provided by Glenstone. © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Peter Doig. Gasthof zur Muldentalsperre. 2000-2002. Oil on canvas. Image and original data provided by The Art Institute of Chicago. © Peter Doig. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019
Vera Lutter. San Marco, Venice XX: December 3, 2005. 2005. Gelatin silver prints. Image and original data provided by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. © 2019 Vera Lutter / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Unknown, Chinese. Yongle Period, Ming Dynasty. Bowl. Early 15th century. Porcelain. Image and original data provided by the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Hemba People. Mwisi Wa So'o (Chimpanzee-Human Mask). 20th Century. Wood. Image and data provided by Williams College Museum of Art
Unidentified Artist, Indian. Icon of Jain Goddess, probably Jvalamalini. c. 17th-19th century. Copper alloy. Image and data provided by Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Charles Herbert Woodbury. Marine. c. 1910. Watercolor and gouache on paper. Image and original data provided by Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Sirhind, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India. Mughal. Tomb (12) of Khwaja Muhammad Naqsband, Rauza Sharif Complex. 1702. Image and data provided by American Institute of Indian Studies. Photographer: D.P. Nanda
Hadım Atik Ali Pasha, commissioner. Atik Ali Pasha Mosque. Dome and eastern half-dome. 1496-1497. Istanbul, Turkey. Photographer: Gabriel Rodriguez, 2013. Image and data provided by the Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University

Over the past year we have enriched Artstor’s resources with global selections that travel through time and meander from Ming ceramics to Mughal palaces, illuminating history from the tells of Ancient Iraq through to contemporary installations. We have released 30 additional collections in the Artstor Digital Library (enhanced and new), including notable contributions that target the highly sought areas of Asian and contemporary art.

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December 18, 2018

New collection: Roger Brown, 800 images that transcend the everyday

Roger Brown. Thumbing in Fall. 1985. Oil on canvas. Image and data provided by the Roger Brown Study Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Roger Brown. Thumbing in Fall. 1985. Oil on canvas. Image and data provided by the Roger Brown Study Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Our thanks to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which contributed approximately 800 images of the artist’s work to the Artstor Digital Library.* The selection in Artstor encompasses the artist’s career, from 1970 through 1997, and includes paintings, mosaics, and mixed media.

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December 6, 2018

New collection: Pacita Abad, a woman of the world

Pacita Abad. Assaulting the eye with ecstasy. 1986. Acrylic, embroidery, buttons, mirrors on stitched and padded canvas. Image and data provided by © Pacita Abad Art Estate

Pacita Abad. Assaulting the eye with ecstasy. 1986. Acrylic, embroidery, buttons, mirrors on stitched and padded canvas. Image and data provided by © Pacita Abad Art Estate

Our thanks to the Pacita Abad Art Estate, which contributed 500 images of the artist’s work to the Artstor Digital Library.* The selection in Artstor illustrates the artist’s career from the 1970s to her final years in the 2000s.

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November 1, 2018

The curious case of collector Hearst: new selections now available from the William Randolph Hearst Archive

Erich Salomon. The American newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst reading telegraphs in his castle “La Cuesta Encantada,” San Simeon, CA. 1930. Silver gelatin photograph. Licensed under CC0

Erich Salomon. The American newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst reading telegraphs in his castle “La Cuesta Encantada,” San Simeon, CA. 1930. Silver gelatin photograph. Licensed under CC0

The William Randolph Hearst Archive has contributed 2,050 images to the Artstor Digital Library,* providing an intriguing perspective on the collecting passions of Hearst, the man best known to us as a newspaper baron, and notoriously immortalized on film as the unscrupulous “Citizen Kane.”

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October 10, 2018

Now available: new images and virtual reality panoramas of world architecture from Columbia University

Citadel of Erbil (Arbil), brick houses along wall perimeter. 18-19th century. Erbil, Iraq. Photographer: Zainab Bahrani, 2013. Image and data provided by the Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University.

Citadel of Erbil (Arbil), brick houses along wall perimeter. 18-19th century. Erbil, Iraq. Photographer: Zainab Bahrani, 2013. Image and data provided by the Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University.

Columbia University’s Media Center for Art History at the Department of Art History and Archaeology has contributed additional material on world architecture to the Artstor Digital Library, including approximately 335 interactive and dynamic virtual reality panoramas and more than 5200 photographs.* The contribution presents ancient buildings and monuments in Iraq and the architecture of Turkey—mostly mosques in Istanbul—from the 15th through 19th centuries.

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September 18, 2018

Divine creation: tracing the rise of Tibetan Buddhism through art

Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul-Spiti, Dankhar Gompa, India. Offering table in front of second Buddha. c. late 17th - 18th century. Detail from mural painting (east corner, south wall) in sNa ka mTshang Hall. Image and data provided by Rob Linrothe.

Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul-Spiti, Dankhar Gompa, India. Offering table in front of second Buddha. c. late 17th – 18th century. Detail from mural painting (east corner, south wall) in sNa ka mTshang Hall. Image and data provided by Rob Linrothe.

An additional contribution of nearly 1,000 images has been made to the Rob Linrothe: Tibetan and Buddhist Art collection in the Artstor Digital Library, bringing the total to over 5,000.* Scholar/photographer Linrothe has provided this unique resource in collaboration with the Lucy Scribner Library, Skidmore College and Northwestern University.

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July 18, 2018

Now available: College Art Museums collection launch part II

In this second installment of our college art museum collection launch (see our post about the first installment here), the Artstor Digital Library has released 14,000+ images from four additional institutions. Between the two launches, there are now more than 29,000 new images available to Artstor participants.* Highlights from this release include American and European paintings and works on paper, and historical objects from around the world.

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July 3, 2018

Now available: 2,600 additional images from the Williams College Museum of Art

The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) has contributed 2,600 additional images of its permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total to more than 2,750.* The selection in Artstor represents the Museum’s holdings across Western, African, Eastern, and ancient collections.

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