Tuesday, October 14, 2014

100,000 Digitized Art History Materials from the Getty Research Institute Now Available in the Digital Public Library of America

The Getty Research Institute recently announced its collaboration with the Digital Public Library of America, joining 20 other institutions across the USA including the New York Public Library, Smithsonian, and the USC Libraries. “The DPLA and the Getty share a commitment to making cultural materials ever more widely and freely available through technology,” the Getty wrote in an article on its online magazine, The Getty Iris.

 “We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Digital Public Library of America. Launched in April 2013, the DPLA brings together millions of digitized books, artworks, and rare documents from American libraries, archives, and museums. Our collaboration has begun with nearly 100,000 records for digital images and texts from the Getty Research Institute’s Library and Special Collections, which contain a vast trove of rare and unique materials for the study of visual culture. In this work we join 20 other partners including the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian, and our own Los Angeles colleagues the USC Libraries. Via a beautifully designed, easy-to-use search, the DPLA makes available digital resources that would otherwise be findable only through individual institutions’ catalogues and specialized search portals. Results link to the digital items directly through partner institutions’ online catalogues as well as to shared repositories such as the Internet Archive (also a DPLA partner).” (via The Getty Iris)

Information in this article was sourced from The Getty Iris via Hyperallergic.
The DPLA and the Getty share a commitment to making cultural materials ever more widely and freely available through technology. To make real the DPLA’s vision of “open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage,” cultural institutions must actively digitize, catalogue, and publish their knowledge resources. - See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/100000-digitized-art-history-materials-from-the-getty-research-institute-availble-in-dpla/#sthash.z8Kvxsxx.dpuf
The DPLA and the Getty share a commitment to making cultural materials ever more widely and freely available through technology. To make real the DPLA’s vision of “open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage,” cultural institutions must actively digitize, catalogue, and publish their knowledge resources. - See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/100000-digitized-art-history-materials-from-the-getty-research-institute-availble-in-dpla/#sthash.z8Kvxsxx.dpuf
The DPLA and the Getty share a commitment to making cultural materials ever more widely and freely available through technology. To make real the DPLA’s vision of “open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage,” cultural institutions must actively digitize, catalogue, and publish their knowledge resources. - See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/100000-digitized-art-history-materials-from-the-getty-research-institute-availble-in-dpla/#sthash.z8Kvxsxx.dpuf
The DPLA and the Getty share a commitment to making cultural materials ever more widely and freely available through technology. To make real the DPLA’s vision of “open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage,” cultural institutions must actively digitize, catalogue, and publish their knowledge resources. - See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/100000-digitized-art-history-materials-from-the-getty-research-institute-availble-in-dpla/#sthash.z8Kvxsxx.dpuf
Partnership with groundbreaking online library DPLA launches with digitized items from the Getty Research Institute’s library and special collections - See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/100000-digitized-art-history-materials-from-the-getty-research-institute-availble-in-dpla/#sthash.z8Kvxsxx.dpuf
We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Digital Public Library of America. Launched in April 2013, the DPLA brings together millions of digitized books, artworks, and rare documents from American libraries, archives, and museums. Our collaboration has begun with nearly 100,000 records for digital images and texts from the Getty Research Institute’s Library and Special Collections, which contain a vast trove of rare and unique materials for the study of visual culture. In this work we join 20 other partners including the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian, and our own Los Angeles colleagues the USC Libraries.
Via a beautifully designed, easy-to-use search, the DPLA makes available digital resources that would otherwise be findable only through individual institutions’ catalogues and specialized search portals. Results link to the digital items directly through partner institutions’ online catalogues as well as to shared repositories such as the Internet Archive (also a DPLA partner).TtTWe are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Digital Public Library of America. Launched in April 2013, the DPLA brings together millions of digitized books, artworks, and rare documents from American libraries, archives, and museums. Our collaboration has begun with nearly 100,000 records for digital images and texts from the Getty Research Institute’s Library and Special Collections, which contain a vast trove of rare and unique materials for the study of visual culture. In this work we join 20 other partners including the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian, and our own Los Angeles colleagues the USC Libraries.We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Digital Public Library of America. Launched in April 2013, the DPLA brings together millions of digitized books, artworks, and rare documents from American libraries, archives, and museums. Our collaboration has begun with nearly 100,000 records for digital images and texts from the Getty Research Institute’s Library and Special Collections, which contain a vast trove of rare and unique materials for the study of visual culture. In this work we join 20 other partners including the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian, and our own Los Angeles colleagues the USC Libraries. - See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/100000-digitized-art-history-materials-from-the-getty-research-institute-availble-in-dpla/#sthash.LEFnVfWm.dpufVia a beautifully designed, easy-to-use search, the DPLA makes available digital resources that would otherwise be findable only through individual institutions’ catalogues and specialized search portals. Results link to the digital items directly through partner institutions’ online catalogues as well as to shared repositories such as the Internet Archive (also a DPLA partner).
- See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/100000-digitized-art-history-materials-from-the-getty-research-institute-availble-in-dpla/#sthash.LEFnVfWm.dpufTVia a beautifully designed, easy-to-use search, the DPLA makes available digital resources that would otherwise be findable only through individual institutions’ catalogues and specialized search portals. Results link to the digital items directly through partner institutions’ online catalogues as well as to shared repositories such as the Internet Archive (also a DPLA partner).
- See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/100000-digitized-art-history-materials-from-the-getty-research-institute-availble-in-dpla/#sthash.LEFnVfWm.dpuf

ArtSleuth Video Series



ArtSleuth is an original ten-episode video series (10 x 12 min) based on the Gigapixels and a very large set of image comparisons. Scripted like a detective inquiry, it shows that there is more than one expects in the pictures. It encourages the audience not simply to admire artworks, but to watch them more closely and to think critically about them. It is produced by Canal Educatif, whose mission is to produce high-quality educational content.
Each video only around 12-16 minutes long

ArtSleuth 1: VAN GOGH - The Starry Night (final version) - MOMA
ArtSleuth 2: MANET - In the Conservatory (final version) - Berlin
ArtSleuth 3: BOTTICELLI: The Birth of Venus (final version) - Uffizi Gallery
ArtSleuth 4: VIGÉE-LEBRUN: Marie-Antoinette and her Children - Palace of Versailles
ArtSleuth 5: REMBRANDT - The Prodigal Son (final version) - St-Petersburg
ArtSleuth 6: HOLBEIN - The Ambassadors (final version) - National Gallery London
ArtSleuth 7: BELLINI: St Francis in the Desert (final version) - New York
ArtSleuth 8: CARPACCIO: Young Knight in a Landscape (final version) - Thyssen Madrid
ArtSleuth 9: HOLBEIN: The Merchant Georg Gisze (final version) - Berlin
·ArtSleuth 10: BRUEGEL - The Harvesters (Metropolitan Museum New York)
 ArtSleuth videos  http://www.artsleuth.net. Explore the details of the painting here:
http://goo.gl/zIkyH


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Metropolitan Museum Initiative Provides Free Access to 400,000 Digital Images

More than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee. The number of available images will increase as new digital files are added on a regular basis. 

In making the announcement, Mr. Campbell said: “Through this new, open-access policy, we join a growing number of museums that provide free access to images of art in the public domain. I am delighted that digital technology can open the doors to this trove of images from our encyclopedic collection.” 


Additional information and instructions on OASC can be found on the Museum’s website at http://www.metmuseum.org/research/image-resources/frequently-asked-questions.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Beginners Photoshop Tutorial

 The online magazine PetaPixel has posted a link to the Adobe Photoshop tutorial produced by Adobe Creative Cloud TV. The link to the video is below:

http://petapixel.com/2014/02/11/tutorial-10-things-beginners-want-know-photoshop-cc/

The 45 minute tutorial explains common actions beginning users would like to accomplish like:
  1. How to remove blemishes or ‘touch up’ a portrait (using the Spot Healing Tool)
  2. Working with Layers and Adjustment Layers
  3. Working with Masks
  4. How to Crop
  5. How to adjust exposure and fix colour-cast problems (using the Camera RAW filter)
  6. How to remove an object from a photo (using Content Aware Fill)
  7. How to move an object in a photo (using Content Aware Move) and duplicate/transform content
  8. How to remove a subject from a photo and place it on a new background (using Smart Select and Refine Edge)
  9. How to add text
  10. How to save your photos in both editable and sharable format

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Soo Sunny Park’s installation Unwoven Light

Soo Sunny Park: Unwoven Light from Walley Films on Vimeo.

Soo Sunny Park’s installation Unwoven Light animates Rice Gallery’s expansive space, transforming it into a shimmering world of light, shadow, and brilliant color. Suspended from the walls and ceiling, thirty-seven individually sculpted units are arranged as a graceful, twisting flow of abstract form. On view April 11 - August 30, 2013. Original score by Mark Walley. Learn more about the exhibition at RiceGallery.org. Learn more about the filmmakers at WalleyFilms.com.

Monday, October 28, 2013

art21, Artist to Artist Shahzia Sikander at the 11th and 13th Istanbul Biennial

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art21, Artist to Artist

Shahzia Sikander specializes in Indian and Persian miniature painting, a traditional style that is both highly stylized and disciplined. She blends the Eastern focus on precision and methodology with a Western emphasis on creative, subjective expression. Raised as a Muslim, Sikander is also interested in exploring both sides of the Hindu and Muslim “border,” often combining imagery from both in a single artwork, be it a painting, mural, photograph, animation, or performance. At both Sharjah Biennial 11 and the 13th Istanbul Biennial, Sikander exhibited three-channel animations that incorporated local poetry and engaged each city’s geographical location and social history. Sikander is also featured in Season 1 of Art21s film series Art in the Twenty-First Century.



Monday, October 14, 2013

Artist Pronunciation Guide

Here is a link to a website with a pronunciation guide for artists names.  There are about 100 names and a volume two is also available.

http://www.artspace.com/magazine/art_101/art_101_artist_name_pronunciation




Monday, September 30, 2013

Glassmakers Of Herat

I first saw this film about 25 years ago. It shows how the Afghans go out into the field for their materials to make glass.
 

Published on Sep 21, 2012
In 1968, a one room working glass factory with a mud-brick furnace was discovered in Western Afghanistan. This factory is owned by cousins, Saifullah and Saidullah. Glassmaking has been a family tradition for over 200 years, and continues to be done in the same manner as described in seventh-century Assyrian cuneiform tablets. This method uses white quartz stones and ishgar (plant ash), which are combined in a wood-burning furnace to produce hand-blown glass. In the fall of 1977, Robert H. Brill, Frederick R. Matson, Latif Abdul Majoob, and Abdul Satar Popal led an expedition to Herat to witness the glassmaking activities.

Filmed in Herat, Afghanistan, in the fall of 1977.

Stephen Bennett, Portrait Artist: Australian Painted Portrait Film


about:
My name is Stephen Bennett and I am a portrait painter. I travel around the world painting portraits of indigenous and endemic peoples. My mission is to use my portraits to educate others about Indigenous culture. The world's indigenous and endemic peoples live in the most diverse, colorful and fantastic ways. I want to help empower these peoples to continue and preserve their traditional ways of life. This documentary (full version) captures parts of my journey that led me to the people who became the subjects in my paintings. These are the people and locations that inspire my work. Let's go down under.

Excerpt from Stephens Journal:

Before or group could enter the little community on Bawaka beach, our host Wessely blessed us. I had chills as he waved a sacred wooden stick over me, speaking soft words to the spirits as I knelt in the sand. The Yirkalla area is the place where, according to Yolugu law, the Didgeridoo came into being. In Yolugu language the didgeridoo is called the Yidaki. While in Yirkalla I met the traditional caretaker of the Yidaki and his name is Djalu Gurruwiwi. He is the most sought after Didgeridoo maker in the world. I spent time with him and his family at their house on Ski Beach. He had a stream of international visitors while I was there and after a bit of wheeling and dealing sold me one of his famous musical works of art. I have since then painted his portrait in all the colors that I recalled from the sunrises and sunsets while camping next to his beach home."

Friday, September 27, 2013

Venice Canal Sketch - Pen and Wash


Allan Kirk Pen & Wash in Venice.  

Step by step instructions available to accompany this video. Visit www.stepbystepwatercolour.com
"The pen is a Rotring Artpen - extra fine nib, the brush is a Pentel Aquabrush and the music is Mozart's Marriage of Figaro."

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Prehistoric Europeans. People Who Invented Art

Published on May 3, 2013
 
"Around 40.000 years ago, Prehistoric Europeans became the first people in the world to invent Art... Painting, sculpture, music... The development of these entirely new concepts had one of the most profound influence on the further intellectual evolution of our ancestors." 

Friday, September 20, 2013

VIDEO: In the Studio with Mira Nakashima







In 1990, Mira Nakashima was charged with an enormous task: carrying on the legacy of her father, the midcentury design legend George Nakashima. “Who’s Mira?” collectors of his work asked when she took over his New Hope, P.A., studio, under the impression that he built all of his free-edged, organically shaped designs himself.  see also:   Craft in America / Nakashima, George and Mira




Thursday, September 5, 2013

Phyllis Bramson: Love and Affection in a Hostile World

Uploaded on Jan 14, 2012
An artist statement on video.
Phyllis Bramson paints from her wholly-owned perspective of Fragonard, Chinese pleasure books, bawdy ashtrays, and the provocative Art that cartoons hope they grow up to be.
Painting/collaging in her Chicago studio, discussing her work with a minimum of artspeak and a maximum of intimate detail, she invites the audience for a revealing studio visit. read more


"I use images that are infused with lighthearted arbitrariness and amusing anecdotes about love and affection, in an often cold and hostile world. Mostly, I am making work that percolates forth life’s imperfections: that doesn’t take decorum all that seriously, refusing to separate manners of taste from larger questions about “good behavior.” http://www.phyllisbramson.com/statement/statement.htm


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Ceramics Resident: Michelle Erickson

Michelle Erickson was Ceramics Resident: World Class Maker at the V&A, July – September 2012
Michelle Erickson is internationally recognized for her mastery of lost ceramic arts during the age of exploration and colonialism. Her contemporary work makes use of these arcane ceramic techniques to create historical narratives about political, social, and environmental issues – both past and present.

click on the link below and watch three videos of what Michele made while she was artist in residence at the V&A Museum.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/c/michelle-erickson/

• Michelle Erickson and London's indigenous clay

• How Was it Made? An Agate Teapot by Michelle Erickson

• How was it made? A Puzzle Jug by Michelle Erickson

 

How was it made? A Puzzle Jug by Michelle Erickson from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo.

 

 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Drake's Cover Artist: The San Diego-based painter and illustrator Kadir Nelson

 
Uploaded on Sep 23, 2010
 
Kadir Nelson is a naturally gifted artist whose extraordinary talent continues to develop and be discovered. Before the age of 30, Nelson had already illustrated children's books, sold paintings to celebrities, and worked on a movie directed by Steven Spielberg.

In 2007 Kadir Nelson received a Caldecott Honor for his evocative illustrations in Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. In 2008 he won a second Caldecott Honor for his artwork in Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad. BLOUIN ARTINFO

"...Kadir Nelson was commissioned by Canadian rap star Drake to create the Pop art-inspired, photorealist cover design for his upcoming album, "Nothing Was the Same." His previous work includes an illustrated Nelson Mandela biography and a Michael Jackson album cover, and his paintings hang in the homes of Ice Cube and Steven Spielberg, among others. [Globe and Mail]"
To view the full version of this and other author interviews, visit us at www.adlit.org!