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.
Posts Tagged ‘ceramics’
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by SoAIL (room 120) and ask.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center have collaborated on a website, called Art Finder, which allows access to images of thousands of items in their collections. You can search and/or use drop-down lists to narrow results. An Art Finder Video Tour is also available. In order to get access to PowerPoint-sized images, you must click on a thumbnail image then click on the link at the right that says “Printable Image”. This will open a larger image in a new window. Right-click (Windows) or ctrl-click (Mac) to save the image to a location of your choosing. Note that approximately 4,500 image from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts are in ARTstor, but Art Finder contains more than 20,000 images.
This Lewis & Clark College project provides access to a fabulous collection of contemporary ceramic art images. The images are available through the project website and Flickr, and they are plenty big enough for PowerPoint and soaMDID use. One useful feature for ceramic artists/instructors is that one can browse in a variety of ways, and browsing terms can be viewed as a standard list or a tag cloud.