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ARTstor awarded grant to create Judith and Holofernes Collection

From ARTstor:

 

We are pleased to announce that the Jessica E. Smith and Kevin R. Brine Charitable Trust has given ARTstor a grant to build a themed collection on the story of Judith and Holofernes. This collection will be part of a larger project – The Judith Project – commissioned by the donor to enhance scholarship on The Book of Judith and its later lexical and iconographical traditions in Western culture from antiquity to the present.

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Mark Rothko and Ghiberti in ARTstor

From ARTstor.org:

  • Images from the Mark Rothko Family Collection
    ARTstor is pleased to announce the first release of images to the Mark Rothko Collection in the ARTstor Digital Library. This release includes 43 paintings scanned from eight-by-ten color transparencies not previously in public collections. Learn more
  • Ghiberti collection completed
    We are pleased to announce that we have just released the final 30 images of the Ghiberti collection, depicting the cleaned Noah panel. Along with the previously added images of the partially cleaned panel, these images further underscore the importance of the recent restoration campaign and its photographic documentation by ARTstor. Learn more

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Searching for Leonardo’s Lost Battle of Anghiari

From Wired.com:

FLORENCE, Italy — Art diagnostician Maurizio Seracini has waited 30 years to get to the bottom of his biggest mystery yet: whether Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest lost fresco lies behind a wall in the Palazzo Vecchio here.

Seracini’s team of 30 will scan the palazzo’s 177-foot-long wall in mid-November, looking for the Battle of Anghiari, a work so magnificent it has been called the “school of the world.” The $1.5 million search expedition will jump-start a multidisciplinary conservation program at the University of California at San Diego’s Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology.

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