Posts Tagged ‘printmaking’

New Rembrandt resource

September 27, 2012

Users of the Rembrandt Research Project (RRP) will be happy to know that there is a new resource available to Rembrandt scholars. The Rembrandt Database is an inter-institutional research resource for information and documentation on paintings by Rembrandt – or attributed to him, either now or in the past – in museums around the world.  This new resource consolidates all the various documentation on Rembrandt into one site with the aim of becoming the first port of call for research on Rembrandt’s paintings.  Over 20 institutions partnered with the primary sponsors RKD (Netherlands Institute for Art History) and the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in developing the Rembrandt Database. The developers eventually hope to include the body of information and documentation collected by the RRP into the Rembrandt Database.
The website currently contains 1700 digital documents (visual and textual material) relating to 12 paintings in 3 different museums. This number will grow in the coming period with the number of contributing museums is expected to reach 20 by 2014.

Goya at the Prado online

September 27, 2012

The Museo del Prado has launched a new site devoted to its extensive collection of Goya works and documents. The site, called Goya en el Prado, provides more than 1,000 digital images of paintings, prints, drawings and documents by the artist from the Prado’s collection. Goya in the Prado will be regularly updated with new information making it a primary reference point for those interested in Goya. The site offers rigorous technical and historical information, a comprehensive bibliographical section and high resolution images. The site is in Spanish but the Museum recommends non-Spanish speakers to consult with them for assistance.

Occupy images

December 2, 2011

The Occupy Movement that started at Wall Street has quickly spread around the globe, aided in part by the vivid, compelling and, at times, chilling images produced by participants or (citizen) journalists. The Occupy Movement is also actively producing and syndicating some pretty amazing protest posters for distribution among its various movements through a site called OCCUPRINT: Posters form the Occupy Movement. Occupy participants can submit and share their own creations. Occuprint has established a PrintLab to generate prints for use in the protest movement (not to generate money — all prints are free).

The Visual Resources Facility has also documented the art and architecture produced by UC Davis Occupy. In our image catalog,  you can see the memorial produced by Robin Hill and her students at the campus rally (November 21) and the UC Davis encampment aka Quad Village.

271 Picasso works recently discovered

December 3, 2010

Succession Picasso

A retired electrician has come forward with a collection of 271 never-before-seen works by Pablo Picasso. Pierre Le Guennec, the former electrician who installed burglar alarms for Picasso, claims the trove — a trunk full of art which they stored in their garage — was a gift from Picasso and his second wife. In September, Le Buennec approached Picasso’s son to have the works appraised and authenticated but instead, Picasso’s son, the estate’s administrator, has filed a suit for illegal possession of the art works, accusing Le Guennec of stealing the pieces. The collection, which is estimated to be worth around $80 million, includes sketches, collages, prints and watercolors created between 1900 and 1932. [New York Times, Yahoo News]

Early graphic novels republished

October 18, 2010

Between 1929 and 1937, engraver and illustrator Lynd Ward (1905-1985) produced what some consider to be the first American graphic novels.  These wordless novels have just been republished as Six Novels in Woodcuts by The Library of America in a 2-volume set, edited and introduced by Art Spiegelman, creator of the Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel Maus.  Steven Heller writes a great review of this new release in the New York Times Book Review (October 10, 2010).