Tuesday, October 10, 2017

ArtCenter visits Palomar College on Oct. 17th

Next Tuesday Oct. 17th the ArtCenter of Pasadena will be visiting the Art Department of Palomar College to talk about their exciting degree programs.  ArtCenter offers 13 different Bachelor's Degrees including degrees in advertising, animation, and fine art.  Representatives will be at the Art Dept to answer questions about their programs and the admissions process.  Checkout more about the ArtCenter on their website: http://www.artcenter.edu/index.html


Thursday, September 28, 2017

9 Italian Art Terms You Should Know!

The article 9 Italian Art Terms You Should Know written by Sarah Gottesman is a great study tool for those interested in Art History. The 9 terms on the right are defined and explained with examples of artworks that feature them.

Chiaroscuro

Fresco

Contrapposto

Sfumato

Impasto

Pentimento

Tondo

Sprezzatura

Non Finito

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Polaroids are back!

Today marks the 80th anniversary of iconic analog instant photography brand Polaroid—and with it comes a some big news. Thanks to an acquisition by the largest shareholder in Impossible Project, Polaroid analog photography is back.


According to Josh Rubin from Cool Hunting the new camera is known as the Polaroid OneStep 2, it shares a name with the original Polaroid OneStep—released 40 years ago. They also share the same point-and-shoot functionality—something that made the original fundamental in the world embracing instant film. This new generation, however, has USB charging, a self-timer, a built in flash and more. Read Josh's full article here:

Nothing is Impossible!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Savvy Painter Podcast


The Savvy painter podcast will teach you the tricks of the trade from experienced artists and professionals. The host Antrese Wood is also an artists and her interviews talk about the style, techniques, and emotion that go into creating artwork,
In addition, you can enjoy episodes on how to organize and plan your gallery show, get licensing advice, and learn how to build relationships with collectors. These podcasts are a nice mix of personal stories from a diverse group of artists and tactical advice on the business of art. There are different catagories to choose from like artists, marketing, and galleries.




Monday, August 28, 2017

Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem

For those interested in Art History NPR recently released a story about how many of the images we associate with the plague actually depict leprosy or smallpox. In fact, there are very few images of the Black Death from the time of the scourge.  To see more of the images and an explanation check out the story here



















A. Dagli Orti/Getty Images

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Print detailed topographical maps

National Geographic Launched a Free Website for Printing Detailed Topographical Maps!They put every US Geological Survey (USGS) topographical map from across the United States on one easy-to-navigate site and made them easy to print out at home. if you’re a landscape or nature photographer in the United States who likes to rough it, it makes finding and printing these incredibly detailed USGS maps a breeze.  Print detailed topographic maps here. You need to sign up with an email address to get started.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Getty Museum on Pinterest

The Getty Museum has a Pinterest page. It can be found here It has over 50 boards and more than 5000 pins.  It  has a collection of Instagram photos (called the insta-getty board)  taken while at the Getty and the boards make it easy to search for your favorite things! Some the boards feature artistic styles or movements while others highlight fashion, wardrobe, featured body parts in art-like eyes or heads, cupids, manuscripts and winged-creatures.




Wednesday, May 31, 2017

TinEye - the reverse image search engine

TinEye is a reverse image search engine. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version. While most of the time people are looking for images on the internet sometimes we have an image and need to see where it came from or if there are othher versions available.  This is where TinEye comes in.

The goal with TinEye is to connect images and information and to make sure that images can be attributed to their creator.


Using TinEye, you can search by image or perform what we call a reverse image search. You can do that by uploading an image, or searching by URL. You can also simply drag and drop your images to start your search.
TinEye constantly crawls the web and adds images to its index. Today, the TinEye index is over 18 billion images.



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

375,000 public domain images now available

The Met and ArtStor have announced the Met is sharing open content for 375,000 images of public domain works in the ArtStor database.

Users can choose a theme or a subject in art history and gather a sampling across cultures. In portraiture, a line can be drawn from antiquity through today, and illustrated with highlights
Other advantages to the digital collection include thousands of fragile drawings and manuscripts that have been restricted or unavailable are now exposed to scholars and students. In addition, detail and alternate views present objects in their entirety, including surfaces and features that are hidden in a conventional exhibition context. The images can be viewed when you are logged in to ArtStor.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

British Library offers over 1 million free vintage images for download

If you need some vintage visual inspiration – or a real antique elements for an illustration, design or motion project – check out the British Library's collection of over a million copyright-free images that essentially you can do whatever you like with. The centuries-old copyright-free images range from book illustrations to photos, and cover everything from flowers to cycling and children's books to maps.



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

National Portfolio Day

Sun, Oct 23: San Diego, California Westin San Diego 400 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 Hosted by: Laguna College of Art + Design
Time: 12:00pm- 4:00pm

 National Portfolio Day is an event specifically for visual artists and designers. It is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

 National Portfolio Day serves a variety of purposes. Most importantly, it is designed to help further the artistic development of young artists by bringing together experienced college representatives to review artwork and offer feedback. National Portfolio Days are also about the exchange of information about your work, yourself, your college plans, and your concerns.

 For more information visit their website
http://www.lcad.edu/national-portfolio-day-schedule/

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

MoMA Releases Digital Archive of over 30,000 Exhibition Images

The Museum of Modern Art has announced that it has released an extensive digital archive that chronicles its exhibitions from when the museum opened its doors in 1929 to today.
The archive currently features 3,542 exhibitions and is continually being updated. More than 33,000 installation photographs as well as  documents such as press releases, checklists, catalogues, and artist lists are available for viewing. There are many different ways to search the archive such as by exhibition name, dates, and type.

You can access the archive at  http://moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/history

Below is a screenshot of the archive




















Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare Archive

The free Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare Archive is a database that features more than 3,000 digitized illustrations from four major UK editions of Shakespeare’s Complete Works, published in the mid-1800s.The creator Michael John Goodman is quoted by HyperAllergenic writers as saying "
I wanted to create a new kind of academic resource that could appeal just as much to Shakespeare scholars and Victorianists as to artists, makers, and creators" You can search the collection by character or play and it gives a sense of the importance of illustration in a time when film had not yet been created.




H. C. Selous, “Bottom and Titania,” from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”/The Plays of William Shakespeare, edited and Annotated by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke, published 1864

Monday, September 19, 2016

Artstor LibGuides






Over the summer Artstor released new LibGuides to help students, faculty, and librarians with using the ArtStor Digital Library.

The Librarian’s Guide shows administrators how to get started helping faculty and students to use the Artstor Digital Library, and also provides in-depth information about our metadata, promoting Artstor on campus, and accessing administration and statistics sites. It also includes long and short presentations that you may use "out of the box" or modify to meet your training needs!
The Instructor’s Guide covers everything you need to know about presenting and teaching with the Artstor Digital Library. Also included are tips for faculty looking to support their students’ research habits and in-resource tools like the citation generator and image download features.

And the general User Guide – aimed at all users from students to instructors – shows how to discover and use the core functionalities of the Artstor Digital Library that will help them the most in their research: searching, downloading, citing, and presenting.

The LibGuides are available at www.artstor.libguides.com

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Balboa Commons

  The online Balboa Park Commons is open to the public.


The web-based resource developed by the Balboa Park Online Collaborative with funding from the Legler Benbough Foundation and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services includes more than 20,000 “rare and significant” materials from seven Balboa Park institutions.

The website has a video to explain how to use the Balboa Commons


According to an article in the Union Tribune the website should be particularly useful for educators, scholars and researchers (representatives from each group were involved in the development of the website). It allows registered users to download images for classroom or other educational, noncommercial use. But the site should also appeal to just about anyone who is curious.

The institutions currently included on the site are:
Mingei International Museum
the Museum of Photographic Arts
the Timken, the San Diego Museum of Art
Air &Space Museum
Museum of Man and the
Natural History Museum.