Arts-Area News

[Ex Libris Vogel] by Anna Macková, 1920, 17.7 x 12.4 cm.
April 10, 2014
Anna Macková (1887-1969) was a Czech painter and printmaker. Early on her work was influenced by traditional folk art as well as Art Nouveau, though over time she developed her own style and was known for her skillful depictions of nature—especially animals. A stylized peacock dominates the...
Georges Méliès, Le Voyage dans la Lune, 1902
April 2, 2014
Silent Film Online, one of several streaming media subscription databases from Alexander Street Press, recently added more videos to their library. This database includes access to full recordings of films by Fritz Lang, D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, F.W. Murnau, Georges Méliès and many others,...
Broadside printed at The Bibliographical Press, 1928
March 27, 2014
A broadside printed in 1928 by the first University Printer, Carl P. Rollins, in honor of Russell Leffingwell, who gave funding to start The Bibliographical Press. From the AOB 9 Carl Purington Rollins Papers.
Barcelona, Trent Strohm, March 2006
March 10, 2014
By searching with the flickr advanced search, you can find images available for use in papers and presentations. To find images that you are free to use make sure to check the creative commons box at the bottom of the advanced search screen. These images have been tagged with creative commons...
[I.V.P. Her Book] by Vojtěch Preissig, 1914, 7.7 x 5.5 cm.
March 4, 2014
Vojtěch Preissig (1873-1944) was a prolific Czech artist whose work spans graphic design, book illustration, typography, printmaking, and painting. This four-color zincographic bookplate, dated 1914, is likely one of several that Preissig designed for his wife, Irena V[aňousová] Preissigová. Having...
Digital Theatre Plus
February 28, 2014
Yale University Library now subscribes to the streaming video database Digital Theatre Plus. Videos included are complete, recently-filmed stage productions of plays, musicals, and operas from the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Young Vic, and other well-known West End companies and venues. The “...
From "In Walked Bud" by David Johnson. Image used with permission.
February 17, 2014
February 24 – June 16, 2014 Improvisation is the word that first comes to mind for many when they think of jazz.  Imagine musicians playing together, being inspired by each other’s performance, and collaborating to make something new.  Many visual artists take a similar approach, especially those...