Global Art and Culture from Art Resource
Art Resource has contributed a collection of world art to Artstor – approximately 1,500 images from four museums: the National Palace Museum, Taipei, The Rubin Museum of Art, Mingei International Museum, and The Newark Museum of Art. This selection features art from China, the Himalayas, Latin America, and Africa. The collections are presented in high-resolution images from Art Resource, the world’s largest stock photo archive of fine art, as well as a licensor for museums across the world.1
The selection includes nearly 600 images of Chinese art from the National Palace Museum, with important examples of scroll paintings and calligraphy displayed both in full views and in comprehensive details. From The Rubin Museum, an eclectic range of Buddhist works includes sculpture, paintings, textiles, and ritual objects.
Mingei Museum takes its name from the Japanese mingei, meaning art of the people. The selection in Artstor comprises folk art, decorative arts, jewelry, and fashion from communities in the Americas and the Caribbean, and Asia. A limited sampling is also offered from the Newark Museum of Art, providing a diverse array of works by Indigenous artists from North America, as well as art from south and east Asia and Africa.
1 Artstor also presents other collections provided by Art Resource, including Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN) both of which focus primarily on western art.
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