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Publications on Monet and Renoir

From: Frank Zuccari <fzuccari<-a>
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Monet and Renoir Volumes of the Online Scholarly Catalogues
Art Institute of Chicago

We are very pleased to announce the publication of the Art
Institute's first online scholarly catalogues,

    "Monet: Paintings and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago"


    "Renoir: Paintings and Drawings" at the Art Institute of Chicago

You can access the catalogues at

    Monet and Renoir: Paintings and Drawings at the Art Institute of

    In order to take advantage of the full functionality of the
    catalogues, we recommend using the latest version of Chrome,
    Safari, or Firefox

The volumes feature forty-seven works by Monet and twenty-five works
by Renoir.  Entries on the paintings and drawings include new art
historical research and unprecedented high-resolution imaging that
allows readers to zoom in to see the artist's brushstrokes, as well
as previously unpublished technical photography that unveils
information hidden beneath the surface of the artwork through
interactive, layered images showing X-ray, infrared, and other
technical imaging.  Conservation reports on each artwork offer
in-depth studies of the artist's process and incorporate new
scientific data on his materials.  Other features include a
glossary, scanned archival materials, and biographical information
about significant historical collectors for the museum.

Funded by the Getty Foundation and the Art Institute's David and
Mary Winton Green Nineteenth-Century Research Fund, with additional
staffing support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and scientific
research support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these
catalogues are part of the Getty Foundation's Online Scholarly
Catalogue Initiative (OSCI).  In 2009 the Getty Foundation launched
OSCI in partnership with the J. Paul Getty Museum and eight other
museums and issued them a challenge to transition from printed
scholarly catalogues to multimedia, web-based publications.  The
goal of the consortium was to create online catalogues that would
dramatically increase access to museum collections; make available
new, interdisciplinary, up-to-date research; and revolutionize how
research is conducted, presented, and utilized.  The digital
publishing team at the Art Institute of Chicago conceived and
managed the Monet and Renoir projects and oversaw the development of
the ChicagoCodeX, which has served as the foundation of the
open-source, digital publishing platform OSCI Toolkit
(  The ChicagoCodeX is an enormous achievement and
a vital part of the multimuseum OSCI project.

Free to the public, the Monet and Renoir catalogues are the first in
the online series The Impressionist Circle at the Art Institute of
Chicago. Three more volumes, focusing on Camille Pissarro, Edouard
Manet, and Paul Gauguin, will be released in 2015 and are supported
by the Mellon Foundation.  Another online catalogue funded by
Mellon, dedicated to the Art Institute's collection of Roman art,
will be published in December 2015.

Frank Zuccari
Grainger Executive Director of Conservation
and Senior Paintings Conservator

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