"The Cranach Digital Archive
is an interdisciplinary collaborative research resource, providing access to art historical, technical and conservation information on paintings by Lucas Cranach (c.1472 - 1553) and his workshop. The repository presently provides information on more than 400 paintings including c.5000 images and documents from 19 partner institutions."
Architecture, Restoration, and Imaging of the Maya Cities of Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, and Labná
- a new extensive exhibition site from Reed College (with nice large images available)
. See: Contents
. The site includes "19th and early 20th century drawings, prints, and photographs, showing the appearance of these four cities before the extensive restoration campaigns of the twentieth century [..and..] over 1000 recent photographs."
From her isolated rural New York property, Cal Lane
produces amazing filigree lace patterned sculptures by welding everyday and found objects. My favourites are the shovels and wheelbarrows. Background at New York Times
and NSCAD University
. [via gardenhistorygirl]
Astrona - Space & Astronomical Art Journal
: "specialising in space and astronomical art, science fiction art, visions of future worlds, design and visualization of technologies for living in space, space exploration, spaceships, starships, space colonies, etc."
The new 'Discover Islamic Art in the Mediterranean'
site incorporates material from 14 countries through 18 exhibition sites that explore the the cultural and artistic heritage of Islamic dynasties spanning 1200 years. [via]
The Memory of The Netherlands
is an extensive digital collection of illustrations, photographs, texts, film and audio fragments from a large variety of Dutch cultural institutions. There are about 50 collections
is a collection of artworks
, vintage photographs
, essays, treaties, poems and more, relating to the first peoples of America and Canada (Turtle Island). [via]
The Benedictine Vivarium "
In the Benedictine tradition of reverence for human thought and creativity, the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library preserves manuscripts, printed books and art at Saint John's University and undertakes photographic projects in regions throughout the world." --
Nearly half of HMML's holdings derive from libraries in Austria and Germany, but HMML also houses significant collections from Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, England, and Ethiopia. It holds archival materials, and of particular importance are the Archives of the Knights of Malta, housed in the National Library in Valletta, and the Archives of the Roman Inquisition, located at the Cathedral Museum in Mdina." EXAMPLE PAGES --
and more - if this kind of thing interests you, then search around - I've only begun scratching the surface. Nb. See browser setup info at bottom of page in main link
"Anyway, the idea behind this site is similar to stumble: provide links and representations to (of) artists that I love. To that end I've already started populating the music, photography, visual arts and motion arts sections with some art I hope you really enjoy (and real links to the amazing artists responsible)."
[And check: via via via
~Balnea~ Virtual Museum of Sea Bathing and Seaside Tourism
This beautiful and comprehensive Italian site records the development of human association with the sea from the 18th to the 20th century. Art works
display the evolving nature of seaside architecture
, sun protection
. There are even vintage essays
and partially digitized books
(some are in english) as well as beach tunes
(midi files) for those so-inclined. [site map
Legend has it that Charles Dellschau (1830-1923)
was the draftsman
for the secret Sonora Aero Club
, a collective of 60 or so mostly German immigrants who reportedly constructed dirigible like aircraft
in California in the 1850's. One club member was said to have discovered suppe
-- the magic antigravity fuel alleged to have lifted the craft. There were sightings of these 'airships'
, tenuously linked back to the club, up to the end of the 20th century
, described variously as butcher, inventor, civil war spy, scientist and America's first visionary artist
, retired at age 70 in Texas and spent the last 2 decades
of his life as a recluse, producing mixed media art works
that record the craft
and workings of the fabled Sonora Aero Club. They are accompanied by cryptic symbols
, newsprint about aircraft and detailed notebooks and were salvaged from the garbage in 1967. His artworks were selling for $15,000 each 5 years ago
. A would-be author and long-time sleuth believes he has unlocked the mysteries of Dellschau's cryptic accoutrements
and may be publishing a book on the legends
this year. via
The Khronos Projector
interactive art installation allows users to send parts of a filmed projection forwards or backwards in time. Neat temporal waving follows.
Leading Scottish pop-art sculptor/artist Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
dies aged 81.
, works, images, works/book review, wiki, 1971 interview
) brings together young artists, designers, cooks, hotel industry professionals and managers to develop and implement their own ideas.
These will be presented to the public in 3 sites (hotel, factory, warehouse) in Copenhagen for three weeks in April.
"21 Artists. 61 Rooms. 13 Countries" via