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Introduction to digital art-historical resources 2014/2015

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BA | Two Subject Moderatorship History of Art (TSM) 2014/2015
HA1010: Introduction to the History of European Art and Architecture I
Introduction to digital art historical resources

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Introduction to digital art-historical resources 2014/2015

  1. 1. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Introduction to digital Art Historical resources Karolina Badzmierowska
  2. 2. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities triarc The Department’s Irish Art Research Centre http://www.librarything.com/catalog/TRIARC
  3. 3. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities TARA Trinity’s Access to Research Archive http://www.tara.tcd.ie/
  4. 4. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Trinity College Library https://www.tcd.ie/Library/ Digital Collections http://digitalcollections.tcd.ie/
  5. 5. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Wikipedia is not a reliable resource.
  6. 6. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Example: Wikipedia entry for “Vincent van Gogh”
  7. 7. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities 8456 revisions since 2001 by 2698 editors
  8. 8. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Images: source, licensing / copyright information and quality vary!
  9. 9. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Google as digital Art Historical resource?
  10. 10. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Google Advanced Search http://www.google.com/advanced_search
  11. 11. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Google Images http://images.google.ie/
  12. 12. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Google Images http://images.google.ie/
  13. 13. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Google Images http://images.google.ie/ Visually similar images The same image but different sizes and sources
  14. 14. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities
  15. 15. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Google Books http://books.google.ie/
  16. 16. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Google Books http://books.google.ie/
  17. 17. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/
  18. 18. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/
  19. 19. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Google Maps https://www.google.ie/maps/
  20. 20. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Street view Florence Piazza del Duomo Panoramic view Florence Santa Maria Novella
  21. 21. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Google Maps: Earth View
  22. 22. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Google Earth https://www.google.com/earth/
  23. 23. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Google Art Project https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute
  24. 24. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Google Art Project https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute
  25. 25. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities  Collections  Exhibitions  Research  Learning  Library  Archive  Publications Museum Websites – what to look for?
  26. 26. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities British Museum http://www.britishmuseum.org/ The National Gallery (UK) http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/ Metropolitan Museum of Art http://www.metmuseum.org/ MOMA http://www.moma.org/ TATE http://www.tate.org.uk/ National Gallery of Art (US) http://www.nga.gov/ The Rijksmuseum https://www.rijksmuseum.nl
  27. 27. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities JSTOR http://www.jstor.org/ Academic Journals Primary sources, Books Login Login via an institution Trinity College Dublin
  28. 28. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities
  29. 29. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities ARTSTOR http://library.artstor.org/ Digital Images Library
  30. 30. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities PROJECT GUTENBERG http://www.gutenberg.org/ Ebooks
  31. 31. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities QUESTIONS?
  32. 32. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities BREAK
  33. 33. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Primary sources Vitruvius The Ten Books on Architecture Jacobus de Voragine Golden Legend Giorgio Vasari Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors & Architects
  34. 34. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Vitruvius The Ten Books on Architecture Roman architect and engineer | 1st century BC 3 principles of good architecture Firmitas / solid Utilitas / useful Venustas / beautiful Human body as a source of architectural proportion Leonardo da Vinci | Vitruvian Man | 1492 Pen, ink, watercolour and metalpoint on paper 343 x 245 mm Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice
  35. 35. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Jacobus de Voragine Golden Legend Italian chronicler and archbishop of Genoa | 13th century A collection of factual and fictional stories from the saints' lives • The most widely read book, after the Bible, during the late Middle Ages • The most important source and “a guide’ to saints’ attributes and iconography Artist Unknown | St. Patrick (Detail) | Late 13th c. Jacobus de Voragine Golden Legend Illuminated manuscript The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California
  36. 36. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities Giorgio Vasari Lives of the Artists Italian painter, architect and writer | 16th century A compendium of biographies of the artists from the late Middle Ages to Vasari’s time • one of the principal resources for study of the art and artists of the Italian Renaissance • the first art history book Title page of Giorgio Vasari’s ‘The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Architects, Painters and Sculptors’ 1st Edition, Florence, 1550 Library, National Gallery of Art, Washington
  37. 37. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities EXERCISE 1 Using the online resources listed in the presentation, please find one copy of each of the three books and save it on your desktop as a file or as a bookmark in your Internet browser: Vitruvius The Ten Books on Architecture Jacobus de Voragine Golden Legend Giorgio Vasari Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors & Architects
  38. 38. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities EXERCISE 1 Feedback Was it easy / difficult? If you found a few digital editions of the same book what made you to decide which one is the best to keep? Any other comments?
  39. 39. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities EXERCISE 2 Visit and explore the following online resources and discuss in pairs (groups) your thoughts on each as art historical resource. In pairs (groups) come up with the following (with examples): 3-5 characteristics of a reliable online resource 3-5 characteristics of not a reliable resource
  40. 40. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities EXERCISE 2 Online resources: Ancient Egypt Online http://www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/ Skenographia Project http://www.skenographia.cch.kcl.ac.uk/ Digital Karnak http://dlib.etc.ucla.edu/projects/Karnak/ The Corpus of Medieval Narrative Art http://www.medievalart.org.uk/ The Bayeux Tapestry Digital Edition http://www.sd-editions.com/bayeux/ Gothic Past http://www.gothicpast.com/
  41. 41. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities EXERCISE 2 Feedback Was it easy / difficult? What resource would you rate on the top and why? Any other comments?
  42. 42. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities EXERCISE 3 Using the resources from the presentation, search for information about Folio 32v, Book of Kells: ‘Christ enthroned’ and find: • 2 articles • 2 books • the best reproduction • 3 different looking reproductions • 1 map
  43. 43. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities EXERCISE 3 Feedback Was it easy / difficult? Which resource did you find the most challenging to use? Any other comments?
  44. 44. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities DISCUSSION
  45. 45. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities CONCLUSIONS Your priorities: reading list, recommended online resources and consultations with the librarian Information (digital) literacy: finding, assessing, evaluating, using and referencing information Be critical about online resources.
  46. 46. Department of History of Art and Architecture School of Histories and Humanities badzmiek@tcd.ie http://www.tcd.ie/History_of_Art/ Department of History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin @TCDArtHist Karolina Badzmierowska

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