(All of the artworks featured in this post are some of my favorites by James Rosenquist.)
If you’re as much of a fan of American Pop artist James Rosenquist as I am, imagine the size of my smile when I found a site that featured his best works + more? Called Artsy, you not only get to read Rosenquist’s bio + articles on him but, you also get to see which of his artworks are for sale + what are his latest shows + events.
But Artsy is more than just a platform with a focus on Rosenquist. Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an internet connection, according to the screenshot above. Of course, Artsy does this with a spectacularly unique approach.
Positioned as a resource for both art + education, you can view artworks from over 40,000 artists, including many popular contemporaries like Takashi Murakami + Dan Colen, showcased in featured art galleries, museums + institutions, current fairs + current auctions. As for education, Artsy’s unique variety of tools, make it an ideal educational resource for educators + students. Additionally, it grants other countless individuals, the accessibility to browse great art they might never get to see, due to lack of art education funding at their school or lack of art institutions in their area of residence. Then, of course, there’s The Art Genome Project, which is the amazing classification system + technological framework that powers Artsy, featuring interesting + witty categories to explore like ‘Poured’. According to Artsy, it maps the characteristics (they call them “genes”) that connect artists, artworks, architecture, + design objects across history. There are currently over 1,000 characteristics in The Art Genome Project, including art-historical movements, subject matter, + formal qualities.
It maps the characteristics (we call them “genes”) that connect artists, artworks, architecture, + design objects across history. There are currently over 1,000 characteristics in The Art Genome Project, including art historical movements, subject matter, + formal qualities.
One feature I simply adore is how with one click of their ‘View In Room’ button, under a painting pic, you can visualize how good your new piece of art (above) will look hanging on a wall, as seen below.
But for more on Artsy, + believe me, there is, you should pay them a visit + learn a few new things about your favorite artist, if not gain a new one or two.