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ARTSY WINS WEBBY – MISSION TO MAKE ART ACCESSIBLE TO ANYONE IN THE WORLD

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“Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.”

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FINE ART IN THE NEW MEDIA

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As this blog is dedicated to reporting on the use of New Media tools to make Art accessible, the following says it all. As reported by Art Daily,

Artsy, the leading resource for learning about and collecting art, has been named the Best Art Website in the 18th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.

Artsy has made it easy, for everyone, with a simple “Browse by Categories” Feature.

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Art Daily,

“The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Awards Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Founder of Tumblr David Karp, Internet co-creator Vint Cerf Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Creator of the Gif Steve Wilhite, and mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper.”

“It currently features 140,000 images of art and architecture by 25,000 artists from 1,800 leading galleries and 230 museums and institutions. Artsy’s encyclopedic collection spans historical works, such as the Rosetta Stone and the Colosseum, to modern and contemporary works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Richard Serra, Lucien Smith, Sarah Lucas, and Cindy Sherman, [and others].”

‘Artsy has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.'”

Artsy will be honored at the Artsy is the leading resource for learning about and collecting art. Artsy provides as free access via its website (Artsy.net) and iPhone app to international exhibitions, museum collections, gallery listings, art fairs, curated sales, and benefit auctions.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS).

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As stated on its website,

Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. We are an online platform for discovering, learning about, and collecting art. Our growing collection comprises 125,000+ artworks by 25,000+ artists from leading art fairs, galleries, museums, and art institutions. Artsy provides one of the largest collections of contemporary art available online.”

THE ART GENOME PROJECT®

Artsy is powered by The Art Genome Project, “an ongoing study to map the characteristics (known as ‘genes’) that connect the world’s artists and artworks. There are over 500 genes including art-historical movements, subject matter, and formal qualities.”

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