April 02, 2013

ARTStor News - April 2013

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Yupik Eskimo | Mask: The Bad Spirit of the Mountain | late 19th century | Dallas Museum of Art

ARTstor to help launch the Digital Public Library of America
ARTstor is partnering with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to provide access to more than 10,000 high-quality images from six leading museums. The DPLA will aggregate and make available data records and links to images from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art (paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection), the Walters Art Museum, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery. 
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Sandro Botticelli | Primavera; Allegory of Spring | c. 1478 | Galleria degli Uffizi | Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; artres.com; scalarchives.com | © 2006, SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

Spring mysteries: Botticelli's Primavera
Spring is here! Sandro Botticelli's Primavera is arguably the most popular artistic representation of the season, but many unanswered questions surround this masterpiece of the early Renaissance. When exactly was it painted, and for whom? What are its sources? What was its original title?
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Salvador Dali | Cybernetic Lobster Telephone from Imaginations and Objects of the Future | 1976 | Image © Dallas Museum of Art | © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, VEGAP, 2006Now available: Additional images from the Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art has collaborated with ARTstor to make 2,751 additional images available in the Digital Library and in the Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) program. The release includes images of works by artists such as Bonnard, Dalí, Delacroix, Dürer, Kandinsky, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Rauschenberg, Rembrandt, Renoir, and more.
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New agreement: Contemporary architecture in Mexico from ART on FILE)
ARTstor Digital Library and ART on FILE are collaborating to release approximately 1,200 new direct-digital capture photographs of architecture, built environment projects, and landscape architecture in Mexico City.
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New agreement: Images from the permanent collection of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
ARTstor and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) are collaborating to share 250 images from the permanent collection of the Museum at FIT.
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René Magritte | The Eye, c. 1932/35 | The Art Institute of Chicago Collection | © 2009 C. Herscovici, London / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkARTstor to drop Java
In response to security concerns, ARTstor will eliminate the need for Java in the ARTstor Digital Library. In the near future, single image downloads will be delivered in zip files. In addition to removing the need for Java, using zip will allow ARTstor to pursue other feature enhancements, such as additional options for image group downloads.
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