March 11, 2019

800 Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts from France and Britain Available Online

Lovers of Medieval art and literature will appreciate an initiative undertaken by the British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the Polonsky Foundation. The trio has teamed up to make some of the illuminated manuscripts in the libraries’ collection more readily available to the public. And now, two separate websites allow easy access to 800 Medieval manuscripts created between 700 C.E. and 1200 C.E..

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February 15, 2019

Celebrate 100 Years of Bauhaus with These Free Online Documentaries

It’s a big year for Bauhaus. Founded in 1919, the avant-garde movement is currently celebrating its centenary. To commemorate the occasion, we’ve crafted a selection of fascinating and free documentaries and lectures—all of which you can watch from the comfort of your own haus. In order to cover all of the Bauhaus bases, we’ve picked videos about a range of topics.

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February 2, 2019

500 Japanese Woodblock Prints from Van Gogh’s Collection Are Now Available to Download

During the second half of the 19th century, interest in Japanese art by Europeans was at an all-time high. This appetite for studying Japanese aesthetics, and its influence on Western art, is known as Japonism. Though closely associated with Impressionist painters like Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt, Japanese woodblock prints also played a pivotal role in the career of Vincent Van Gogh.

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