Phys.org: Scientists pioneer new way to analyze ancient artwork

Phys.org: Scientists pioneer new way to analyze ancient artwork . “Scientists from UCLA and the National Gallery of Art have used a combination of three advanced imaging techniques to produce a highly detailed analysis of a second century Egyptian painting. They are the first to use the specific combination—which they termed “macroscale multimodal chemical imaging”—to examine an ancient work of art. The new technique enabled them to learn about the raw materials the artist used, and the order in which they were applied to the painting, and it uncovered insights about the painting’s connections to other work from the same era.”

WLRN: This Man Is On A Quest To Put All The Art Of The World In One Place. Here’s Why

WLRN: This Man Is On A Quest To Put All The Art Of The World In One Place. Here’s Why . “If Spotify or Apple Music’s goal is to have all the world’s music in one place, what would be the equivalent for visual art? That’s the space Carter Cleveland wants to fill with his website Artsy.net, the largest online database of contemporary art. It also partners with galleries to sell art.”

My Modern Met: 20,000 Artworks Available for Free Download on LACMA’s Robust Digital Archive

My Modern Met: 20,000 Artworks Available for Free Download on LACMA’s Robust Digital Archive. “You don’t have to travel the world to see great art. As museums continue to digitize their collections, you can view paintings, sculptures, and other artwork that spans thousands of years and geographical locations. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has worked for the past two years to make their acquisitions viewable online. There are 20,000 images available and in the public domain, making them also free downloadable art for anyone. Altogether, the museum has uploaded 80,000 works on their website with both restricted and unrestricted use—a quarter of the art that’s in their physical collection.”

My Modern Met: 25 Million Images to Be Placed Online by 14 Art Institutions Around the World

My Modern Met: 25 Million Images to Be Placed Online by 14 Art Institutions Around the World . “Art history lovers already have several resources, like the Europeana database and Google Arts & Culture Institute, where it’s possible to view incredible art from multiple collections. And it’s possible to focus in and see masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art or Guggenheim, but most of these archives simply present the artwork as you’d see them if you went to the museum. What if you want to dig deeper? That’s where Pharos comes in. “

News & Observer: Museum has database of 19th century White Mountain artists

News and Observer: Museum has database of 19th century White Mountain artists . “The Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University has started an online database of 19th century artists who were drawn to the scenic beauty of the New Hampshire range and whose works drew attention to the region as a destination for tourists.”

Radiance – A database of artistic VR experiences (Creative Applications Network)

Creative Applications Network: Radiance – A database of artistic VR experiences. “There are moments when looking for decent VR projects is kind of like scanning the countless stars in the sky in hopes of finding intelligent life; many creators are making VR but a lot of that work is built around film and videogame industry expectations. Enter Radiance VR, a new initiative by researchers/curators Philip Hausmeier and Tina Sauerlaender that collects and collates artist-created VR projects and posts them to a public database.”