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Rijksmuseum Digitizes & Makes Free Online 309,000 Works of Art, Masterpieces Included!

Rijksmuseum Digitizes & Makes Free Online 309,000 Works of Art, Masterpieces Included!
We all found it impressive when Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum put up 125,000 Dutch works of art online. “Users can explore the entire collection, which is handily sorted by artist, subject, style and even by events in Dutch history,” explained Kate Rix in our first post announcing it. ” “Not only can users create their own online galleries from selected works in the museum’s collection, they can download Rijksmuseum artwork for free to decorate new products.” But we posted that almost two and a half years ago, and you can hardly call the Rijksmuseum an institution that sits idly by while time passes, or indeed does anything at all by half measures: think of their creation of Rembrandt’s Facebook timeline, their commissioning of late Rembrandt canvases brought to life, or of their accommodation of terminally ill patients visiting one last time. And so they’ve kept hard at work adding to their digital archive, which, as of this writing, offers nearly 309,000 works of art. Related Content:

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Embroidered Car Doors New to me, these embroidered car doors by Lithuanian textile artist Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene who has an enormous body of work involving stitched objects including bowls, irons, lamps and much more. Photos via OutsaPop. (via yellowtrace) Explore Renaissance Italy from Your Laptop New virtual exhibition reunites manuscripts separated by time and geography Initial E: David Lifting Up His Soul to the Lord from the Antiphonal of Cardinal Bessarion, Franco dei Russi, about 1455-60/63. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 99 A newly launched virtual exhibition brings together over 100 manuscript pages from the northern Italian Renaissance. The site complements Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts, now on view at the Getty Center, which presents manuscript illuminations made for princes, prelates, and other courtiers of northern Italian cities including Milan and Venice.

Hundreds of Vibrant Doors Found Within Lithuania’s “Garage Towns” Photographed by Agne Gintalaite Lithuanian artist Agne Gintalaite has always been attracted to the “garage towns” of her native Lithuania—large areas filled with storage units for cars that were terribly inconvenient and often bus rides away from the owners’ homes. In her series Beauty Remains, Gintalaite explores the multitude of garage doors she has discovered on her explorations, the brightly colored wooden and metal doors that look as if time has tried to claw them to pieces, yet their vibrancy withstands each passing year. Her project began after a recent trip to IKEA revealed a sprawling garage town near the megastore filled with hundreds of examples of these doors that outlasted the time when IKEAs were nowhere to be found.

Hundreds of Vintage Posters Are Now Available to Download and Print 100% Free - Creators If the posters of today still had the look of those of yesteryear, would they still get tagged and trolled as often? Much work today, it seems, lacks the graphic audacity of yore, opting instead for forms and formats we've become accustomed to. That's why, when you find vintage posters in flea markets, you find prices that might suggest they were just printed. Many of these posters are available online, but it's often difficult to find high enough quality to print them beyond standard A4 printer paper sizing.

Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free.” If that strikes you as an obvious choice, prepare to spend some serious time browsing MetPublications’ collection of free art books and catalogs.

The Guggenheim Puts Online 1600 Great Works of Modern Art from 575 Artists If you were to ask me in my callow years as a young art student to name my favorite painter, I would have answered without a moment’s hesitation: Wassily Kandinsky. His theoretical bent, his mysticism, his seemingly near total creative independence…. There were times when Kandinsky the thinker, writer, and teacher appealed to me even more than Kandinsky the painter. This may go a ways toward explaining why I left art school after my first year to pursue writing and teaching. Memorial Exhibition: Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) : Rebay, Hilla Pages 30Possible copyright status The publication, and the images and texts within it, may be protected by copyright; use of such materials beyond fair use or other exceptions provided under applicable copyright law may violate the copyright laws of the United States and/or the laws of other countries. Permission from the appropriate copyright holder is required to publish or reproduce. (Stated by the Contributor)Language English Digitizing sponsor Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library and ArchivesBook contributor Solomon R. Guggenheim MuseumCollection guggenheimmuseum; guggenheimlibrary; artresources; americanaNotes No title, no numbered pages

National Gallery of Art Claude Monet The Japanese Footbridge 1899 Painting Vincent van Gogh Self-Portrait 1889 Painting Claude Monet Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son 1875 Painting Claude Monet The Bridge at Argenteuil 1874 Painting Edgar Degas The Dance Lesson c. 1879 Painting Artist Puts 1000s Of Glittering Gems On Floors, Walls, and People To Create Kaleidoscopic Mandala Art Suzan Drummen, an artist based in the Netherlands, creates expansive art installations that use thousands of tiny dazzling crystals and other shiny objects to create elaborate mandalas and textile designs. Amazingly, Drummen doesn’t use a pre-made plan to create her works. “I never have a plan. The specific site guides me,” she told Irenbrination. “I check the light, the route of the visitors, the colours, the height etc, on spot. The whole atmosphere actually guides me.

Download 100,000 Free Art Images in High-Resolution from The Getty When I want to get a good look at the city of Los Angeles, I go up to the Getty Center in the Santa Monica Mountains. I can also, of course, get a pretty good look at some art at the museum there. But if I don’t feel like making that trek up the hill — and if you don’t feel like making the trek from wherever you live — The Getty can give you, in some ways, an even better way to look at art online. Singer Anna-Maria Hefele Presents a 6-Part Lesson on How to Sing Two Notes At Once (aka Polyphonic Overtone Singing) Last year we drew your attention to the video above from Munich-based singer Anna-Maria Hefele in which she gives us a stunning demonstration of polyphonic overtone singing. It’s a technique common to Tuva, Inuit, and Xhosa cultures but largely unfamiliar to us in Western music. Many readers pointed out that Hefele’s fine example of her technique did not in fact show us how to do it, only that it could be done in a variety of different, all equally impressive, ways. Well, today, we bring you a series of lessons Hefele has posted as a response to her first video’s popularity. In each of these videos, she offers detailed instructions on how to harness the power of your voice to sing two notes at once.

The Whitney Museum’s New Home FOR THE PAST YEAR or so, four curators from the Whitney Museum of American Art have spent nearly every day poring over a dollhouse-size architectural model of the museum’s soon-to-open new home in New York City’s Meatpacking District. The miniature walls hold tiny maquettes of famous artworks—a Jasper Johns taped here, a Jeff Koons stuck there. Despite the model’s small scale, it represents the biggest puzzle this team has had to solve: an exhibition of more than 650 pieces of art selected from the Whitney’s vast permanent collection, which will inaugurate the 200,000-square-foot, $422 million building this May.