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November 23, 2015

Audubon and Audubon

No doubt you are familiar with the work of the renowned wildlife artist John James Audubon, most likely his famous prints from The Birds of America. But did you know he wasn’t the only artist in the family? His son, John Woodhouse Audubon, spent much of his career supporting the work of his father, but he made a valuable […]

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November 11, 2015

Botticelli, Michelangelo, and the importance of drawing

Kenyon Cox (1856-1919) might now be best remembered for his murals in the Library of Congress, as well as in the state capitol buildings of Des Moines, St. Paul, and Madison, but he was also a respected writer and influential teacher. In 1911, he delivered a series of lectures on painting at the Art Institute of […]

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September 22, 2015

Writing a Book in a Digital Age

Jenny Barker Devine, Associate Professor of History at Illinois College and the author of On Behalf of the Family Farm, shares her thoughts on how the Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research will impact her upcoming book. This essay first appeared on her blog American Athena. With American Athena, I want to write a new kind […]

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September 15, 2015

Enthusiasm for the Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research

Earlier this summer we announced that with $2.2 million in support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Artstor and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) will support the digital documentation of collections held by 42 liberal arts colleges and universities. The Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research, as the project is known, subsidizes the […]

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August 27, 2015

In the news: destruction in Palmyra, Syria

We’ve gathered six examples that illustrate how the images in Artstor can be used to enhance the teaching and learning of architecture and architectural history, along with two case studies, one by a then-doctoral candidate and another by a fine art faculty member. Recent photographs released by the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and […]

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August 14, 2015

Reflections after Ramadan

There’s hidden sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness. We are lutes, no more, no less. If the sound boxes stuffed full of anything, no music. If the brain and belly are burning clean with fasting, every moment a new song comes out of the fire. – Molana (Rumi), Ghazal No. 1739 from Divan-e Shams-e Tabriz This […]

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August 12, 2015

The Zen of Agnes Martin

To the pioneers of Minimalism, Agnes Martin’s grid paintings were an early source of inspiration. To the Abstract Expressionists, Martin was a peer, whose use of line to cover canvases from edge to edge was not a gesture of Minimal art, but an expression of the AbEx concept of “allover” painting. In her own words, […]

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July 29, 2015

Four new curriculum guides in English Literature

Good news for English instructors: We have four new Curriculum Guides–collections of images from the Artstor Digital Library based on syllabi for college courses–covering different aspects of English Literature, each created by experts in the field: British Romantic Poetry by Hugh Roberts, Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine Gender in Restoration and Early […]

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July 22, 2015

A new, easy way to browse through Artstor’s Teaching Resources

Good news: You can now access all of Artstor’s Teaching Resources through the Artstor Digital Library’s Browse menu! All three of our AP® Teaching Resources–for Advanced Placement courses in Art History, European History, United States History–as well as our Curriculum Guides, Case Studies (from our Travel Award winners), and our popular surveys of selected images for […]

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June 30, 2015

Did you know Artstor features more than just images?

In addition to still images, you can find videos, audio files, 3D images, and panorama (QTVR) files within the Artstor Workspace. You can search by media type using the file extensions as keywords: Videos – search for mov. Clicking the movie icon will open your default video player. Audio – search for mp3. Clicking the […]

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