Museums

Rodin, the Met, and the New Media

September 20, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. Rodin at the MET  – September 16, 2017 – January 15, 2018   “On the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates its historic collection of the artist’s work. Nearly 50 marbles, bronzes, plasters, and terracottas […]

Will the Fine Art Print Book Survive in the New Media?

Matisse: “Decorative Figure on an Ornamental Background 1925–26; oil on canvas; 1.3 x0.98 m / 4 ft 3 in x 3 ft 3½ in This canvas celebrates the ornamental elements of Arabic culture. Matisse here disrupts a tradition of the human form as the highest subject by elevating still-life, background and decorative arts to the […]

Lens Culture – Bold Concept in Book Marketing

August 23, 2017, by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. Whither the Book? In this digital age, museums have now come to realize that putting their collections online, spurs interest in museums and museum attendance. indeed, it is an effective marketing tool and is a meaningful contribution to wold-wide culture, furthering the mission […]

Five Van Gogh “Sunflowers” Virtually Live, and in 360

August 16, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. “Sunflowers”   “Van Gogh’s paintings of Sunflowers are among his most famous. He did them in Arles, in the south of France, in 1888 and 1889. Vincent painted a total of five large canvases with sunflowers in a vase, with three shades of […]

J.M.W. Turner – Obsessed with the Sun

“Turner had a life long obsession with the sun. ” In the weeks prior to his death, J.M.W. Turner is said to have declared (to John Ruskin) ‘The Sun is God’ – what he meant by this, no-one really knows, but what is not in any doubt is the central role that the sun played in Turner’s lifelong obsession with light and how to paint it.”

The Getty Saves 300+ Books

The headline above is intended to get the reader’s attention to the fact that an Art Museum, here, The Getty, has added over 300 Art Books to its Virtual Library, which are available , free, to Read Online  and to Download as a PDF. The Virtual Library “In 2014, Getty Publications launched its Virtual Library […]

IIIF – New Tools to Zoom, Compare, and Annotate Images – From the Getty Museum – Fine Art in the New Media

June 7, 2017 New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday by Jack Dziamba. The Book and Fine Art in the New Media  IIIF – and the Getty Museum – Fine Art in the New Media IIIF is a new digital tool that allows you to bring together images from different institutional websites for comparison, manipulation and […]