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Mark Harden's Artchive

Curated by Mark Harden, the Artchive presents a useful collection of art images, text, and articles for art historians from armchair to professional levels. The Artchive itself contains some 2,300 scans of works by more than 200 artists, all accompanied by at least identifying titles, dates, artists's names, and a physical description of the original work. Harden believes that art reproductions require accompanying contextual information, and often he includes analysis and criticism by leading art historical scholars. Read Robert Hughes's short entry on the late Basquiat for a sample, or move to the Theory and Criticism section for excerpts from the canon of art history, such as E.H. Gombrich's analysis of Botticelli's Birth of Venus, or Meyer Schapiro on Cezanne. Harden employs the Web extremely effectively for presentation of art information; for example, the Schapiro Cezanne essay is divided into eight sections, each accompanied by an image of the work discussed. Other highlights of the site include Galleries, featuring changing online exhibitions; Juxtapositions, verbal/ visual commentaries on art written by Harden; and contributed reviews of commercially available art CD-ROM products.
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August 20th, 1999
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April 7th, 2003 at 11:30am
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April 7th, 2003 at 11:30am
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