Survey Sets

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SR Set: Tomb Sculpture
CDR-1275
Title: SR Set: Tomb Sculpture
Description: Reverence has been paid to the dead throughout history, albeit in different ways: with different structures in various materials, with symbols pertaining to an afterlife, with celebrations of glorious achievements, with moving, personal messages or grim reminders of "sic transit gloria mundi." (Nov.2015)
Views: 225
SR Set: The Woodcut
CDR-1360
Title: SR Set: The Woodcut
Description: The woodcut, that most elemental of print forms, arose in northern Europe around 1400 with the new availability of paper. The earliest prints were generally of a devotional nature and rapidly became popular, largely because of their affordability, in contrast to costly illuminated manuscripts. Early masters such as Dürer and Holbein took the woodcut to great heights, but it was quickly obscured by other print forms of engraving, etching, lithography, etc. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries saw a resurgence of the woodcut with artists like Gauguin and Munch exploring new techniques and aesthetics in an old medium, to be continued by the Die Brücke artists who saw the expressive power of brutal knife lines and gouges in a block of wood. Artists continue to explore the possibilities of the woodcut into the twenty-first century. 6/2015
Views: 350
SR Set: Structural Engineering Marvels
CDR-1365
Title: SR Set: Structural Engineering Marvels
Description: We stand in awe in front of some structures, simply because they seem so audacious and daring in the use of materials and design. And yet, a static equilibrium has been achieved, beginning in prehistoric times, throughout the centuries and ever more bold in our time with the help of computer programs. Master builders—often unknown—have shaped our sensitivity to our environment, our culture and sense of scale, our sense of belonging. While in no way comprehensive or complete, this group examines examples that stand out in their awe-inspiring nature, simply, because for the time they were built, they truly marked a new chapter in design and technological possibility. August 2015
Views: 205
SR Set: History of Garden Style and Design
CDR-1336
Title: SR Set: History of Garden Style and Design
Description: The long history of western garden style and design is illustrated with images from Ancient Egypt to the twentieth century. Here are painted gardens from Egyptian tombs and reconstructed peristyle gardens from Roman Pompeii. Medieval herb and vegetable gardens of monastic cloisters came to symbolize the spiritual life as an enclosed garden, or Hortus Conclusus, an allegory for Eden or paradise. Classical ideals of order and beauty emerged in Italy as terraced Renaissance gardens of shaded paths, cascading fountains, and clipped parterres. In France, grand formal gardens of symmetrical parterres, basins and vistas, as seen at Versailles, were to be followed in England by a relaxed landscape of hills dotted with trees, lakes, and allegorical temples. In the twentieth century these preceding styles were to be combined with cottage gardens, garden rooms and exuberant planting in gardens like the one at Sissinghurst Castle Garden. (Nov 2014)
Views: 500
SR Set: Major Religions: Buddhism
CDR-1340
Title: SR Set: Major Religions: Buddhism
Description: Buddhism, offering a path of personal spiritual development, arose from Siddhartha Gautama's (who became Buddha) quest for enlightenment around the 6th century BC in India. His image represents the embodiment of spirituality in the visible domain. Earliest Buddhist depictions documented aspects of his life, which later progressed to youthful personifications showing Greco-Roman influences, and culminated in the Golden Age of Buddha, radiating the spiritual aura of Buddha. This image set is organized by time and location, starting in India (including Pakistan and Afghanistan); progressing to China; Korea and Japan; Nepal and Tibet; Southeast Asia (including Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia); and ends with modern depictions of Buddha. (October 2014)
Views: 364
SR Set: Still Life: History from Incidental Detail to Academic Exercise
CDR-1140
Title: SR Set: Still Life: History from Incidental Detail to Academic Exercise
Description: Still life studies emerged from details in larger compositions: food and vessels scattered on a banquet table; tools laid out in a carpenter's shop, or product goods in a market. These 'proto' still lifes appear in Egyptian wall paintings and reliefs, in Roman reliefs and mosaics and even in the marginalia of medieval manuscripts. The practice of including these detailed studies continued into the Renaissance and was particularly significant as part of iconographic programs of northern painters. These early incidental or transitional examples of formed the foundation for the still life genre that would emerge in the 16th century. Classic Dutch paintings of luxury food items, silver, and glass piled high on a table have now morphed into an academic exercise practiced by painters of every persuasion in the 20th century. Oct 2014
Views: 320
SR Set: Frescoes
CDR-1227
Title: SR Set: Frescoes
Description: The general term “frescoes” refers here not only to painting on wet plaster (buon fresco), or nearly dry plaster (mezzo-fresco), but also to works painted on dry plaster (a secco). Examples of under drawings or sinopia are included. Scholars Resource offers a good cross section of works ranging from early examples of painting in wet plaster from Minoan Crete to recent works painted within the last century (Diego Rivera), ideally suited to teaching this unique form of painting in art history. (April 2011, updated Oct.2014))
Views: 611
SR Set: The Nude in Art
CDR-1182
Title: SR Set: The Nude in Art
Description: The depiction of nudes has long been seen in western art--indeed as far back as prehistoric times--with distinctive fertility figures like the Venus of Willendorf. In classical times, the Greek aesthetic of ideal beauty utilized the nude to portray gods and mortals alike. Since then, the classical tradition has gone from the ideal to the abstract. Witness Giorgione's Sleeping Venus, Manet's Olympia, or Moore's Reclining Figure. A study of the nude in its journey through the centuries teaches not only cultural change, but religious and aesthetic values through the ages. Here are common themes of reclining female nudes and heroic upright males, of recurring figures such as Venus, Adam and Eve, or ubiquitous bathers. Our set offers a broad spectrum of nude portrayals and attempts to illustrate the range of styles and periods, and more specifically to examine the creative variety of approaches used by artists. June 2013
Views: 254
SR Set: What's New at Scholars Resource?
CDR-1312
Title: SR Set: What's New at Scholars Resource?
Description: Modern Art? American Museums? American Art? A range of ethnic art? What comes to mind? ... DAVIS Art Images! Scholars Resource is happy to now offer the entire archive that Davis has assembled over a period of more than 50 years. Selected here are but a few examples of the broad range of over 25,000 Davis images that now includes the valuable Modern Art component of the already extensive Scholars Resource offering.
Views: 250
SR Set: The Common Folk
CDR-1282
Title: SR Set: The Common Folk
Description: The speedy acceptance of digital images was lauded as "Not only do images contribute major intellectual content, they also bring aesthetic and emotional impact to the electronic environment."(Michael Ester, 1994) and Charles Rhyne's article on "Images as Evidence in Art History and Related Disciplines,"(1997). Images of paintings depicting common folk in their environment--often by less well-known artists--give us a glimpse--the only one---into life of the common man before the advent of photography. What happened behind the windows in those houses visible in the background of an Altar painting, a cottage or city dwelling? How much has really changed in our daily lives, aside from the technology with which we document our lives? These images are evidence of times gone by and common folk who lived, laughed and loved, as we do today. (June 2013)
Views: 225
SR Set: Human Sexuality
CDR-1101
Title: SR Set: Human Sexuality
Description: The artistic interpretation of human sexuality and the human condition through the ages is well documented by the many vendor archives in Scholars Resource. Examples are drawn from such varied sources as prehistoric fertility figures, Roman mosaics, illuminated medieval manuscripts, and modern works. Here are classic depictions of the human body, sensual nudes, and erotic art as well as Biblical and mythological scenes, depictions of married couples, and family groups. (Updated May 2013)
Views: 250
SR Set: The Essential Art History Primer
CDR-1276
Title: SR Set: The Essential Art History Primer
Description: The Essential Art History Primer provides images of western painting, sculpture, and architecture. Suitable for teaching students ranging from kindergarten through high school and a good beginning to any college introduction Art History program. From Prehistoric through the Twenty-first Century our images offer a range of periods, styles, genres, and techniques. Included are fine details illustrating methods of work such as individual painter’s brushwork; sculpted surfaces of stone and bronze; the texture of mosaic. Also included are examples of script and text from various periods and cultures including Ancient Near Eastern cuneiform, Egyptian hieroglyphics, Ancient Greek and Latin inscriptions, and medieval manuscripts. (created Sept.2011)
Views: 1070
SR Set: Survey: American Art
CDR-1193
Title: SR Set: Survey: American Art
Description: The American Art Set offers a selection of images depicting scenes of American culture and history as well as works by American artists. These works range from the seventeenth to the twentieth century and include examples of painting, sculpture, architecture, engraving and photography from artists as varied in style as Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt and Thomas Hart Benton to Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Alexander Calder and Frank Lloyd Wright. 10/2008
Views: 879
SR Set: Iconography
CDR-1175
Title: SR Set: Iconography
Description: Scholars Resource offers a rich trove of images for the study of iconography. Our selection is based loosely on Panofsky's 1939 "Studies in Iconology" but draws on the wide range of images within Scholars Resource of early Netherlandish and Italian Renaissance, both religious and profane. Our selection also includes Romanesque sculpture from churches such as those found at Moissac and Conques in France.
Views: 203
SR Set: Mythology
CDR-1181
Title: SR Set: Mythology
Description: Scholars Resource offers a wealth of examples recounting the ancient myths of Greece and Rome. Those rambunctious Olympian figures whose audacious stories are such an integral part of our western heritage were treated again and again in many media: fresco, vase painting, sculpture, paintings and by a surprisingly diverse range of artists including Titian, Duerer, Poussin, Turner, Klimt and Picasso, besides the more obvious ones, such as Odilon Redon, Edward Burne-Jones and Gustave Moreau. These images are bound to appeal not only to art historians, but to a range of disciplines from Comparative Religion to Literature to Theatre. Updated 2/2011. Please note: you may also order individual images from this or any Academic Image Set.
Views: 429
SR Set: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, part II
CDR-1267
Title: SR Set: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, part II
Description: This digital "Tour de Force" accomplishes (in a reasonable time) what no visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art could: an overview of our history. From the Temple at Dendur to the magnificent designs of Dior; from demure early Renaissance portraits to bold displays of human passion; from delicately carved ivories, semi-precious stone to life-size sculptures in marble and steel armor, we are witness to the immensely diverse and comprehensive collections the Metropolitan Museum of Art has assembled. created May 2011
Views: 1069
SR Set: Highlights from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
CDR-1268
Title: SR Set: Highlights from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Description: The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collections include more than two million works of art. Assembled in this image group are highlights and easily recognizable images of core art history works that can be found in major textbooks. (2009)
Views: 575
SR Set: Historic Women Artists
CDR-1052
Title: SR Set: Historic Women Artists
Description: Extensive Set of Images of Works of Art by Women Artists. 12/2008
Views: 309
SR Set: Women Artists: 19th Century to Present
CDR-1321
Title: SR Set: Women Artists: 19th Century to Present
Description: Women Artists: 19th Century to Present is intended as a continuation of our earlier set of Women Artists (CDR-1052). By the 19th century women were finding a greater freedom to formally study art and were gaining greater access to academies. Women like Julia Margaret Cameron were notable among the early practitioners of the new medium of photography. As the 19th century advanced, and certainly into the 20th century, female artists were more apparent as practitioners of significant artistic styles and movements. This Scholars Resource Set (listing the artists alphabetically) exhibits the range of skill and creativity of not only the pioneering female artists, but those working today, who no longer need to be qualified as 'women artists'. (Dec/2013)
Views: 420
SR Survey Set: Western Art History III: Renaissance to Modern
CDR-1334
Title: SR Survey Set: Western Art History III: Renaissance to Modern
Description: Scholars Resource's Survey Set III is designed to accompany the third trimester of an art history survey course dealing with the periods of Early and High Renaissance, Baroque, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Modernism and Post-Modernism, etc. These fundamental images include important examples and distinctive, descriptive details that will enhance the range of course lectures and help students understand the elements and principles of our cultural heritage.
Views: 1212
SR Survey Set: Western Art History II: Early Christian and Islamic through Fourteenth Century European Art.
CDR-1333
Title: SR Survey Set: Western Art History II: Early Christian and Islamic through Fourteenth Century European Art.
Description: Scholars Resource's Survey Set II is designed to accompany the second trimester of an art history survey course dealing with Early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic, Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic periods. These fundamental images include important examples and distinctive, descriptive details that will enhance the range of course lectures and help students understand the elements and principles of our cultural heritage.
Views: 500
SR Survey Set: : Western Art History I: Prehistoric through Roman
CDR-1332
Title: SR Survey Set: : Western Art History I: Prehistoric through Roman
Description: Scholars Resource's Survey Set I is designed to accompany the first trimester of an art history survey course dealing with Prehistoric, Ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece and Roman periods. These fundamental images include important examples and distinctive, descriptive details that will enhance the range of course lectures and help students understand the elements and principles of our cultural heritage.
Views: 722
SR Set: Women of Influence
CDR-1362
Title: SR Set: Women of Influence
Description: These women of note, historical, religious, and even mythological, have all influenced our culture, indeed our very existence in the world in one way or another. They range from rulers, thinkers, writers, artists, scientists, or individuals who have affected our lives in positive or negative ways. We offer this selection as our archive allows, in chronological order, often with a sampling of their work and portrayals by varied artists. (Sept. 2015)
Views: 325