As part of an effort to shape the future of scholarly publishing, the Getty Foundation in 2009 invited the Art Institute of Chicago and eight other museums to participate in a venture called the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative.
Luminous-Lint is an online scholarly non-commercial resource that has been constructed collaboratively over the last eight years to share information on the history of photography worldwide. Over 2,300 people, estates and institutions have provided information: the website is robust, highly interconnected, and has over 10 million page views a year.
On Friday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that '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.' Even better, the images can be used at no charge (and without getting permission from the museum). In making this announcement, the Met joined other world-class museums in putting put large troves of digital art online.
More than 1,000 downloadable high-resolution images available for teaching and research at vrl.osu.edu follow the course of her career as a graduate student at the Yale School of Art to her large-scale public displays around the world.
The National Portrait Gallery’s acquisition of Van Dyck’s last self-portrait (1640-1) after a big campaign is a perfect moment to consider the Flemish artist’s huge contribution to the genre and to the cult of the artist. Read on for a discussion by James Hall, author of the bestselling Spring book The Self-Portrait.
The legendary photographer Joel-Peter Witkin, previously featured here and now on view at LA’s Jack Ruthberg Gallery, weaves strange erotic narratives through his staged images, some of which take weeks to complete. His body of work reads like a love poem to the grotesque, transformi