ARTstor will be performing an upgrade on Tuesday, April 16th between 6:00 AM and 1:00 PM that will eliminate the need for Java in the ARTstor Digital Library. After the upgrade, single image downloads will be delivered as Zip files.
Users downloading single images will receive a Zip file that contains a JPEG image and an HTML file with the image information. ARTstor has step by step instructions on how to download single images as Zip files here. Mac users should have no problems opening the Zip files, but Windows users may need to install new software. ARTstor recommends 7-Zip, available free at 7-zip.org.
The change to Zip downloads will only effect single image downloads; image group downloads into the Offline Image Viewer will remain the same.
During the upgrade, ARTstor will still be accessible, but users may experience some slowness. If you experience any difficulties after the update, please clear the cache on your browser and restart your image browser. If you have any questions or concerns about using ARTstor, please contact Laura Grutzeck, The Visual Resources Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visual Resources recently added works by American artist Arthur B. Carles to the UArts Visual Resources Collection in ARTstor. Check it out now!
Arthur Beecher Carles was an American artist who lived from 1882-1952. He attended and eventually taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine arts here in Philadelphia, where he began his start as a well-received Modernist painter.
He is known for his use of bright colors and painterly style. As his work progressed, he began to add elements of Cubism and Abstract Expressionism while he moved away from more traditional subject matters.
If you would like to see more work by Carles, click on an image to be taken directly to ARTstor. For more information about the artist, please visit Grove Art Online.
Visual Resources recently added works by British artist Edward Burra to the UArts Visual Resources Collection in ARTstor. Check it out now!
Edward Burra was a British artist who lived from 1905-1976. The height of his popularity occurred in Europe during the 1920s and 30s. Burra drew inspiration from Dada and Surrealism, which is clear in his work.
Over the course of his career, his paintings’ subject matters and styles changed, making him more closely related to British Modernism.
His art includes everything from landscapes to political pieces to caricatures.
He worked primarily in England, but also traveled to Spain, which is where his art took on darker and more political themes.
If you would like to see more works by Burra, click on an image to be taken directly to ARTstor. For more information about the artist, please visit Grove Art Online.
Visual Resources recently added works by American artist Robert Alan Bechtle to the UArts Visual Resources Collection in ARTstor. Check it out now!
Robert Bechtle is an American artist, born 1932. He is a Photorealist, which was most popular during the 1970s. Bechtle used photography to construct his paintings, taking a picture of something first, then working from the photograph.
There is a certain simplicity to Photorealism that can be refreshing. The artists’ intentions are usually to just paint exactly what is seen. This holds true for Bechtle’s work, though his paintings also emit a sense of stillness. Now, they also exhibit some nostalgia for the American lifestyle.
If you would like to see more works by Bechtle, click on an image to be taken directly to ARTstor. For more information about the artist, please visit Grove Art Online.