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.
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A database of over 6,000 images shot during Silk Road site seminars from 2006-2009. There are many ways to browse using categories at the left. Click through to the large images and download with a right-click (control-click on Mac). The large images vary in size, but many are 1000 pixels on the long side, which will work well for PowerPoint.
The Sidney D. Gamble Photographs collection at Duke University Libraries provides a wealth of historical images. Gamble travelled in China several times and also took photos in Japan, Korea, and Russia. Currently available on this site are his images from 1917-1932. One can browse the collection by place and subject. Since the bulk of the images are from China, there is an interactive map that shows where and when he photographed. The images are available in a medium size that is appropriate for PowerPoint and a larger size that could be used to make details for teaching.
ARTstor is a collection of image collections, and one of the outstanding collections within ARTstor is the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive. Lessing’s 4×5″ and 8×10″ color transparencies are being scanned to create this collection. These transparencies provide large digital files with a density of information that far surpasses what can be found in 35mm slides, which means that you can create incredible details for teaching (the image in this post is a small detail from one of his photographs). Add his name as a keyword when searching in ARTstor to see if any of his images may cover your topic of interest. So far, 81% of 13,000 images have been added to ARTstor, so more will be coming.
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.