November 28, 2013

ARTstor Update - November 2013




Michelangelo's Last Judgment—uncensored
Some of the more controversial nudity in Michelangelo's Last Judgment was painted over the year after the artist's death. Those additions were left intact when the Last Judgment was restored in the 1990s, but thanks to a farsighted cardinal we can see what the fresco looked like before it was censored.
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The photography of Alexander Liberman and Julius Shulman
Our friends at The Iris, the online magazine of the Getty, contributed two blog posts this month outlining the historical background to the photography of Alexander Liberman, who documented European and American artists, and Julius Shulman, who captured the development of modern architecture in Southern California:

Collections


Now available: Mott-Warsh Collection
Artstor and the Mott-Warsh Collection have made available more than 300 images of artwork by over 125 artists of the African Diaspora.

New agreement: Art Gallery of Ontario
Artstor and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) are collaborating to make approximately 500 images from the Gallery's permanent collection available in the Digital Library.

New agreement: Architectural photographs and QTVRs from Turkey, Iraq, and Rome from Columbia University
Artstor and Columbia University are collaborating to release images and QTVR panoramic views of Byzantine and Ottoman monuments in Istanbul and Edirne, Mesopotamian sites in Northern Iraq, and early Christian and Classical sites in Rome.

New agreement: Photos of Deir Mar Musa, Syria
James J. O'Donnell (Georgetown University) is contributing images of Deir Mar Musa, a monastic compound in Syria, to the Artstor Digital Library.


Tip and tools



A tip before finals: Study with Artstor's Flashcard feature
Still printing flashcards to help you study for your Art History finals? Use Artstor Mobile instead! You can even use our Flashcard feature on your desktop computer.
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