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Pieter Brueghel the Elder. Return of the Hunters. 1565. Oil on oak panel. Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. Image and data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y. Photo Erich Lessing.

In the summer of 1675, Madame de Sévigné, a doyenne of letters, protested from Paris: “It is horribly cold… we think the behaviour of the sun and of the seasons has changed,” prescient witness to the phenomenon now referred to as the Little Ice Age. Over the last century, scientists and historians have gathered evidence of a prolonged period of global climatic volatility from the thirteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries, culminating in a cooling trend in Northern Europe during the 1600s — frigid winters and wet, cold summers. As we bear our share of winter hardships, it might be comforting to gain some historical and pictorial perspective on the polar vortex.

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Andy Warhol. Car. Artwork and Image © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Andy Warhol. Car. Ink and Dr. Martin’s Aniline Dye on Strathmore paper. Artwork and Image © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Thanks to an additional contribution from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, we are now able to present a fuller picture of the artist’s early career in New York City.  Continue Reading »

 

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Over the past year we have enriched Artstor’s resources with global selections that travel through time and meander from Ming ceramics to Mughal palaces, illuminating history from the tells of Ancient Iraq through to contemporary installations. We have released 30 additional collections in the Artstor Digital Library (enhanced and new), including notable contributions that target the highly sought areas of Asian and contemporary art. Continue Reading »

Artstor at CAA 2019

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Artstor will be attending the 2019 College Art Association Annual Conference in New York, New York, February 13-16.

Stop by booth #315 in the Rhinelander Gallery to say hello and learn about the new collections and tools we’ve added to Artstor, as well as some of our plans for future development!

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Artstor will be attending the 2019 ALA Midwinter conference in Seattle, Washington, January 25-29. 

Stop by booth #2018 to say hello to Artstor and JSTOR, and learn the latest on surfacing Artstor images in JSTOR searches, our improved accessibility, and the many new and updated collections we released in 2018.

Bob Gore. Woman with gourd, Kwanzaa celebration. 2006. Image and data provided by Bob Gore.

Bob Gore. Woman with gourd, Kwanzaa celebration. 2006. Image and data provided by Bob Gore.

Our thanks to New York photographer Bob Gore, who contributed approximately 300 images from his portfolio to the Artstor Digital Library, documenting diverse expressions of faith across the United States and in the Caribbean region.*

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Roger Brown. Thumbing in Fall. 1985. Oil on canvas. Image and data provided by the Roger Brown Study Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Roger Brown. Thumbing in Fall. 1985. Oil on canvas. Image and data provided by the Roger Brown Study Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Our thanks to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which contributed approximately 800 images of the artist’s work to the Artstor Digital Library.* The selection in Artstor encompasses the artist’s career, from 1970 through 1997, and includes paintings, mosaics, and mixed media. Continue Reading »