There are “dramatically higher similarities between Van Gogh and Pollock than between Van Gogh and painters such as Monet and Renoir, who conventional art criticism would think more closely related to Van Gogh’s oeuvre than Pollock’s is.” That’s what I read today in the latest The Economist, (July 30th-August 5th, 2011). Lior Shamir, a computer scientist at Lawrence Technological University, analyzied 57 images by each of the nine painters—Salvador Dalí, Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst, Vasily Kandinsky, Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Mark Rothko and Vincent van Gogh. Dr. Shamir has just published his paper in the journal, Leonardo.
The Old Boston Collection, a series of late 19th century photographs of historic Boston sites, was rediscovered by the Boston Public Library in 2007.
Recently, the Library has digitized, and made available on Flickr, 113 of these images. Among them, there are items such as a print of Benjamin Franklin’s house on Milk Street and a photograph of the Old State House from 1898.
Related post, Boston Chinatown.
Every now and then, a student is interested in looking at Chinatown in Boston for architectural history classes.
The following sources could guide us through a virtual journey back to the initial settlement by those Chinese merchants and students in the late 1870s in the same locale.
A Chinatown Banquet (Tisch Media Center: FDV4056)
Videos: Perceptions of Chinatown (4:19) ; The Chinese Exclusion Act (3:57) ; Landfill, immigration & transportation (3:04) ; History lessons (1:25) ; Early Chinatown (5:35) ; Occupation: Laundryman (3:40) ; Family associations (4:25) ; It dates back that far (6:35) — About “A Chinatown Banquet” — Boston Chinatown: Historical context and overview ; Street interviews.
Watch it onYouTube.
Chinese in Boston, 1870-1965 (Tisch Bookstacks: E184.C5 C4445 2008)
More sources on the buildings:
Buildings of Massachusetts: Metrop olitan Boston/ edited by Keith N. Morgan; principal authors, Richard M. Candee … [et al.]; photography by Peter Vanderwarker with additional photographs by Antonina Smith.
Oversize & Ref: NA735.B7 B85 2009
The research guide: Built in Boston.
Exhibition and museum catalogues are uniquely valuable sources, which may include:
Fundamental data on each work of art; Official images of the artworks; Curatorial statements/essays; essays by art critics/historians; list of scholarly publications on the art, sometimes, artists’ interviews, and more.
TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art / essay by Stephanie Hanor; catalogue entries by Spring deBoer … [et al.]; preface by Hugh M. Davies. Oversize: N6538.H58 T73 2006
** You can search, further, by these art critics/historians in the catalogues, for more works on the the same topic and/or other related topics, and responses and comments.