ARTstor, the immense digital image library subscribed to by our University Library, is always adding new collections to support research and teaching in the whole range of humanities, arts, and social sciences. The latest addition is that of the Courtauld Gallery: 500 of a projected 8,100 images of the museum's canonical works of western European art!
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One of the premier art museums of the world, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, has opened a digital collection of 125,000 of its works to all - ultra high-resolutions images with no limitations! Just sign up to make your own Rijksstudio, search, browse and collect images, then order prints or download to create your own works!
Today is the 380th anniversary of the baptism of Johannes Vermeer (his actual birth date is unknown). The 17th century Dutch artist is renowned for his exquisite handling of color and light in his genre paintings and landscapes. Explore more about the artist...
People have donated so many game manuals over the years that we (sadly) end up keeping in storage because we just don't have the games themselves to go with them. It's a pity because there are quite a few in our hidden collection that have amazing game art, full of color and bringing back a sense of game nostalgia that few other sources can inspire.
One of the challenges of new media art has been its preservation: works are often dependent upon technology that moves from cutting-edge to obsolete. The Rhizome ArtBase aims to counter the evanescence of this digital underpinning, and since 1999 has preserved over 2,500 art works.
The Smithsonian's Art of Video Games Exhibition is seeking images of creative projects and paraphernalia inspired by video games. According to their site, they are looking for "photographs that show how video games can inspire creativity! These might include images of video-game-inspired drawings, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, events, graphics, food, wallpaper... anything, really! We're particularly interested in seeing creative and crazy costumes inspired by your...
Ian Bogost, author of several books including How To Do Things With Video Games, spoke to Forbes recently in an interview about video games as a medium. He discusses the strengths of video games as a medium, the power of games in politics, and how the industry is handling adult themes in games. He also mentions the varying answers that people give to the question "what is a video game?" and how that affects whether they consider themselves gamers.
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