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Artstor adds 32,000 images of contemporary art

Kaari Upson, Untitled, 2009, Exhibited at Maccarone Gallery, Fall 2009, charcoal (© Kaari Upson; photo: Larry Qualls; courtesy Artstor Digital Library)Artstor and Larry Qualls have released approximately 32,000 images of contemporary art exhibited in the New York area in the past three decades. This release joins the more than 100,000 images already available in the Larry Qualls Archive, including images of all the major figures equated with contemporary art from the 1980s to the present. This release completes the collection in the Digital Library and is now Artstor’s largest survey of contemporary art.

Because of copyright considerations, only images of works by artists represented by artists’ rights groups with which Artstor has existing agreements — the Artists Rights Society (ARS) and the Société des auteurs dans les arts graphiques et plastiques (ADAGP) — or with individual artists with whom Artstor has reached agreements, may be made available internationally.

Art in context: installation photography on Artstor

From The Artstor Blog archive:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Special Exhibition Galleries, 2nd floor: "Gilbert Stuart" (October 21, 2004-January 16, 2005; image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art)If you read a review or article about an interesting museum exhibition you missed you can usually find images of the featured artworks. But have you ever wondered how the works were presented, where they were placed? Which pieces were shown together, and in what order?

Exhibition design is central in museology, also known as museum studies, which asks how to present exhibitions that engage and enlighten the viewer. It’s also of interest to curators, art historians, and even artists, who often want to see what effect context has on artworks. That’s why the Artstor Digital Library offers tens of thousands of exhibition documentation images ranging from the late 19th century to the present.

Artstor image download improvements

ArtstorArtstor just announced that with the latest system update users can now download individual images as JPGs – they are no longer zip files, which means you save a step.

The second bit of good news is that the embedded metadata function is now working, so that information travels with the downloaded image.   You can view the metadata in a number of ways, e.g. Photoshop (File Info), the Photo Viewers built into Windows or Apple operating systems, or Windows Explorer.

Read more on the Artstor blog.

10,000 architectural views, plans and drawings added to Artstor

AWSS35953_35953_29394825 Artstor just announced the unveiling of a valuable new addition to their collection: 10,000 architectural photos, plans, sections, and other drawings.   And this is just phase I – the collection will be doubling in size.  This new content comes via a collaboration with the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.  The collection focuses on 20th century modernism and includes both built works and unbuilt projects.    Read more here.

New ARTstor image group download feature

artstor-zipIndividual ARTstor image downloads have become a nuisance due to the zip filing and extra steps.  But they’ve now made it possible to download a whole image group as a zip file, which eliminates a lot of those steps.   There’s a quick video here that explains how to do it.

Have a look at the ARTstor blog when you have a chance – there are lots of new content announcements and great ideas for optimally using the collections and features.

Creative Hallowe’en costumes

halloweenAs we get closer to Hallowe’en we thought these artwork-inspired costumes would be inspiration for all of you.  If you do make something super creative this year, please send Red Dot a photo.

Roy Lichtenstein is especially popular – lots of work, but the results are worth it.

How do you browse through 1.6 million images?

Herbert Cole: African Art, Architecture, and Culture (University of California, Santa Barbara) , ARTstorWith the beginning of the academic year fast approaching, ARTstor offers this refresher on navigating through their ever-growing library of images. This post covers browsing the four categories of Geography, Classification (i.e. media), Collection, and Featured Groups. Another helpful browsing tool is the Associated Images icon () at the bottom of some thumbnails: clicking on this icon returns similar images other users have saved into image groups with the image you’re viewing.

As always, if you’d like additional assistance with ARTstor stop by the IRC or contact us to set up an appointment.


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