Ida Applebroog is an American artist. Born in New York in 1929 and educated in Chicago, her work became well known in the 1970s. Her success has continued since then and she is still currently producing art. She has received several awards and has had her work displayed in some of the most prominent museums in the U.S.
Her artworks have very powerful connotations, which address issues of feminism, morality and social consciousness, and she often juxtaposes cartoonish images with far more serious subject matters.
If you would like to see more works by Ida Applebroog, click on an image to be taken directly to ARTstor. For more information about the artist, please visit Grove Art Online.
The Visual Resources’ digital image collection will now be hosted on ARTstor. This means that all of the images that were previously available in MDID will now be in the ARTstor collections. The images function just like the other images in ARTstor, they can be searched, saved, and downloaded into the Offline Image Viewer for presentations.
To browse the images in the Visual Resources Collection, just click on the orange link for “The Visual Resources Collection of the University of the Arts” towards the bottom of ARTstor’s main page at http://library.artstor.org/library/welcome.html.
The images in the Visual Resources Collection are only visible to UArts faculty, staff and students. Other organizations using ARTstor will not be able to see the collection.
In the future, all new digital images will be added to the ARTstor collection rather than MDID. As always, if you are not finding the images you need in ARTstor, let us know, we would be happy to locate or create them for you.
If you have any questions about ARTstor or the Visual Resources Collection, please contact Laura Grutzeck, the Visual Resources Librarian.
Paleo Art, from the Smithsonian Institution, highlights beautiful illustrations used to explore and preserve natural specimens from the Paleontological period. This website demonstrates the importance of drawing to the field of paleobiology.
There are three sections to Paleo Art. Historical Art is the collection of illustrations. Working with fossils and other fragile specimens, detailed drawings of the specimens allow scientists and historians to review objects that cannot easily be handled or photographed. Illustrations depict everything from dinosaurs to shrimp. Illustration Care provides an overview of how the Smithsonian preserves and maintains these important documents. Illustration Techniques explains how to become a paleontological illustrator and why illustrations can be more useful to scientists than photographs.
In Cartooning, Ivan Brunetti gives both the novice and the experienced professional new insights into this popular yet little understood art form. Designed as a 15 week instructional course, Brunetti touches upon the technical aspects of comics, but also goes behind the surface to show the emotional possibilities of comics, and how those emotions can be communicated through the combination of drawings, panels and words. Most importantly, Brunetti helps to provide an artistic rationale for cartooning, and why it is a form of art making worth pursuing.
How do geckos cling to walls and ceilings? Exactly what makes spider silk so strong
and so flexible? On what biological model was self-cleaning glass developed? Insects
shouldn’t be able to fly; how do they do it? What causes iridescence? Call it
bio-inspiration or biomimicry, but call it amazing inspiration for design and materials