Google Blog: Brush up on Chinese modern art with Google Arts & Culture

Google Blog: Brush up on Chinese modern art with Google Arts & Culture. “For the last century, the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing has been the preeminent school of art education in China. Some of the most renowned masters of Chinese modern art trained at this hallowed institution and many of their works are stored in the CAFA Art Museum. For CAFA’s 100th anniversary, Google Arts & Culture is taking the masterpieces in its museum to the world, for a new generation of art aficionados to enjoy.”

Al Arabiya: How Dubai-based digital artists reap dividends via social media

Al Arabiya: How Dubai-based digital artists reap dividends via social media. “Aspiring artists in Dubai are increasingly using social media platforms to share their work, develop their brand and expand their following. As these platforms transcend geographical boundaries, artists see them as the best place to showcase their talent and tap into opportunities in today’s competitive market. They use tools such as Twitter and Instagram to display their work and build networks in the hope that their products and services get the market they deserve.”

British Library: The Serres Gospels goes online

British Library: The Serres Gospels goes online. “In this spectacular portrait, Jacob, bishop of Serres (b. 1300, d. 1365), humbly presents his Gospel-book to Christ. He is shown at the end of a copy of the Four Gospels in Old Church Slavonic, known as the Serres Gospels. This book is now completely digitised, and is available to view online on the British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts site.”

Hyperallergic: Create Your Own Art Catalogue from LACMA’s Collection

File this one under given-value-of-useful, but it’s pretty neat. Hyperallergic: Create Your Own Art Catalogue from LACMA’s Collection. “Ever wander through a museum and fantasize about organizing your own exhibition, rearranging a gallery, or putting together all the artworks you love most into one room? A new tool developed by the Hyundai Project at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) allows you to imagine what this might look like. With Collator, you can compile and publish your own book (or catalogue, if you will) of artworks from the museum’s permanent collection.”

Hyperallergic: New Online Exhibition Chronicles the Many Facets of Frida Kahlo’s Life and Work

Hyperallergic: New Online Exhibition Chronicles the Many Facets of Frida Kahlo’s Life and Work. “Faces of Frida, a partnership between Google Arts & Culture and 33 partner museums, brings together some 800 artifacts from ultra-high resolution images of her work to personal objects and rarely-seen photos.”

Taos News: Pop Chalee Collection preserved by IAIA

Taos News: Pop Chalee Collection preserved by IAIA. “The Institute of American Indian Arts Archives has completed the arrangement, description, preservation and digital imaging of the Taos Pueblo artist Merina Lujan Hopkins (Pop Chalee) Papers, funded by a grant from the New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board, an IAIA press release states. The Merina Lujan Hopkins (Pop Chalee) Papers contain mostly photographs and news clippings documenting her career as an artist. Correspondence, ephemera and a comprehensive scrapbook paint a fairly complete picture of Chalee’s life and career for future researchers.”

Galway Daily: Amazing new database with pics of 18th and 19th Century Ireland launched

Galway Daily: Amazing new database with pics of 18th and 19th Century Ireland launched. “How was Ireland depicted in illustrations produced by travellers from 1680 to 1860? A new database of images drawn from travel accounts answers this question. Based on years of research by a group of investigators at NUI Galway led by Professor Jane Conroy, Ireland Illustrated is now available to view online.”