Biblioteca : Latin American and Iberian Resources at Georgetown

ARTstor

September 7, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Anna Simon, who is the art librarian here at Georgetown, recently reminded me that ARTstor has many resources for Latin American and Iberian art. At the time of this writing, there are over 31,000 images from Spain, Mexico has almost 38,000, and Cuba has nearly 2800, and the collection for all countries is always growing. The URL for the Georgetown community is linked at the end of this post.

While ARTstor is set up great for browsing, I recommend the advanced search, which is in really bright letters on the upper left of the homepage. This way you can search more than one place or classification at the same time, specific dates, as well as specific artists (change “in any field” to “in Creator only”.) So far I have found quite a bit of contemporary art from Central America and the Caribbean, plans and photographs of Oscar Niemeyer’s design of Brasília, nearly 400 beautiful medieval and early modern Spanish manuscripts, and 150 works by Frida Kahlo. Remember to double-click on the image to see the larger version of it (I forgot at first and was a bit confused for a minute.)

Note that if you create an account within ARTstor (upper right), you’ll be able to save images, extract metadata for bibliographies, and many other useful options, including a presentation tool. These are under the links in bold towards the top of the homepage.

Also, please take note of ARTstor’s terms and conditions, available at the bottom of each page and expanded image, as well as here. These options are very important to keep in mind if you plan on using these images outside of ARTstor.

Please feel free to get in touch with me and/or Anna if you have further questions. Members of the Georgetown community can access ARTstor here.

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