In October 2010, I was able to see and photograph two very interesting installations in London. One was Fiona Banner’s Harrier and Jaguar at the Tate Britain, and the other was Ai Wei Wei’s Sunflower Seeds at the Tate Modern. I have added selected images of each installation to soaMDID so that faculty and graduate students in the School of Art can use them for teaching. Search on “mills tate” (without the quotes), and you should see a total of fourteen images.
Archive for the ‘Additions to soaMDID’ Category
During Winter Quarter 2011, Image Library staff and volunteers cataloged over 3,000 images. The majority of those images have been processed and added into soaMDID. Here are some of the highlights of these additions:
- Figure drawing from Rubens, Leonardo, and a variety of other artists from different time periods.
- Paintings and “new forms” by a number of 20th century artists
- Medieval sculpture
- MFA images from 1981 and 1982 (everything later is already in soaMDID)
- Paintings by Delacroix, Gerome, and other 19th century artists whose theme was Orientalism
- Architecture from Karnak and Luxor
The School of Art installation of MDID shares some images with two other UW installations of MDID—Bothell and College of Built Environments (CBE)—and vice versa. A recent addition to the CBE collection is worth noting: thirty-three images of Light Reign Skyspace by James Turrell at the Henry Art Gallery. Some of the photos were provided by the gallery and some were shot by Morgan Bell, a recent Art History MA graduate and currently an MLIS student working at the CBE Visual Resources Collection. Thanks to the head of that collection, Joshua Polansky, for alerting me to these new images.
To access the images, log into your soaMDID account and search on the words “Turrell Skyspace Henry”. Don’t use quotation marks; capitalization and word order should not matter. Enjoy!
Since late September, Visual Services staff have added nearly 1700 images to soaMDID. Among these images are:
- over 180 images of paintings and drawings by Diebenkorn, Freud, and Kitaj
- more than 110 images of paintings by Hudson River School artists, Rackstraw Downes, and Giambattista Piazzetta
- 290 images of figure drawings by a variety of artists: Balthus, Durer, Kollwitz, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rodin, and Rubens
- more than 300 images of American architecture
- over 110 images of spirit photography
- 83 art historical maps
Stop by the Image Library (room 120) if you need help finding these images in soaMDID, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morgan Bell is a graduate student who has worked with us in SoAIL. She chose the non-thesis MA in Art History and a practicum project related to her primary interests: Native American artists and photography. Her goal was to increase the representation of Native American photographers in soaMDID so that their work could be incorporated into the Art and Art History curriculum. Having just completed and defended the project, it is time to report on her results.
Over 350 images of work by 39 photographers were added to the collection. Twenty of these photographers had not been represented in soaMDID previously. The earliest works date to circa 1900 and the most recent date to the last few years. The styles and intentions of the artists vary widely. Bell’s work on this project was partly supported by funding from the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art even though not all the artists are from this region. A few of the photographers are from New Zealand, chosen because of the contemporary links that exist between Native American and Maori artists.
To see these images, you must have a soaMDID account or access through either the UW Bothell or College of Built Environments MDID installations. Do a keyword search using “Bell practicum” (without the quotes). Enjoy!
The Visual Services staff in the School of Art have been hard at work this summer adding images to soaMDID. Here is a brief summary showing just some of what is new:
- Nearly 500 images of contemporary glass art
- Around 450 images of portrait, landscape, and still life paintings
- More than 200 images of Picasso’s work
- Nearly 100 images of contemporary photography
- Several hundred images of 20c and 21c ceramics (some are in a restricted collection because they were created from gift slides)
- All the images from the 2010 MFA graduates have been added as have images from several previous years
If you have questions about these additions, you can email email@example.com or stop by SoAIL (room 120) and ask.
We just added 250 self-portraits to soaMDID, bringing our total up to around 700. The majority of these are paintings. To search for self-portraits, type “self portrait~” in the keyword field without the quotes. Using the tilde (~) tells the database to search for both “portrait” and “portraits” at the same time. You can add other terms to limit the search such as “drawings” (be sure it’s plural), a century (e.g., “20c” for 20th century), and/or a culture (e.g., “French” or “Chinese”). Add the terms without the quote marks. More information about using search terms is available in a document you can either download from the Announcements page when you log into soaMDID or here.
We have added a number of remote collections to soaMDID. These are collections created and shared by other institutions that use MDID. To see the list of all the collections and their descriptions, log into your soaMDID account and click on the Collection Overview link that is in the middle of the menu bar on the left.
During the last few quarters, SoAIL staff have been working to add digital images to soaMDID that would be of interest to Painting and Drawing faculty, graduate students, and instructors. We have used the slides checked out by Painting and Drawing faculty as a guide. Some of the artists added so far include: Balthus, Cezanne, Corot, Durer, Giacometti, Lopez Garcia, Matisse, Morandi, Nerdrum, Nicholson, Poussin, and Velazquez. If other artists are of interest, faculty and graduate students should discuss them with Jeanette and/or Deb in the Image Library.