Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Art Around the Web - ARTSY - posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Sebastian Cwilich (left) and Carter Cleveland
(here at a gallery called Haunch of Venison) have constructed an art “genome.” Photo: Eric Ogden

Below are links to two articles about this new art website venture. It’s a Art Genome project for art lovers. I love the idea of browsing works of art you are familiar with and then finding new artists based on your selections. This is already done successfully with iTunes, Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, Amazon and many others. What a great way to expand your knowledge and what a great way for artists to gain exposer! GL

The New York Times Article, “Online, a Genome Project for the World of Art” is found here

Wired Online Article, “’s ‘Genome’ Predicts What Paintings You Will Like” is found here

Go to - ARTSY.NET for the main website.

From the ARTSY website;

Artsy’s goal is to expose as many people as possible to art. Our growing collection comprises 21,000+ artworks by 3,700+ artists from leading galleries, museums, private collections, foundations, and artists' estates. Artsy is honored to partner with 400+ galleries from New York to London, Paris to Shanghai, Johannesburg to São Paulo, and 75+ nonprofit organizations, including: Asian Art Museum, The British Museum, Calder Foundation, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, The Dedalus Foundation, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), The Estate of David Smith, Indianapolis Museum of Art, LAND, Museum of Inuit Art, Powerhouse Museum, The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, The Royal Collection, SFMOMA, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt: National Design Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, and others.

We provide one of the largest collections of contemporary art available online. Thousands of works from diverse cultures and time periods are accessible for study and enjoyment, and select works from our gallery partners are available to collectors. By making all the world’s art freely accessible, Artsy hopes to foster new generations of art lovers, museum-goers, collectors, and patrons.

The Art Genome Project

Powered by The Art Genome Project—an ongoing study of the characteristics that distinguish and connect works of art—Artsy creates new pathways for discovering art through 1211+ characteristics (we call them “genes”). Users can discover works through connections between art-historical movements, subject matter, and formal qualities, creating infinite serendipitous opportunities for discovery and learning.

Go to - ARTSY.NET for the main website.

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