What is the philosophy of this Site?
Comments from living people, who are familiar with an artist's work, help contextualize the work and broaden its meaning but many artists (particularly regional artists) are being forgotten. The artistís contributions are being lost; in some cases forgotten by their own family.
Most public institutions do not have the budget to do the research or mount shows focused on an individual regional artist. With time, people die, resources are lost and research becomes more difficult.
This site is intended to assist with these issues.
The function of this site?
This site is a public platform to gather information about, and images of, works created by particular artists. It allows for:
A secondary function of this site is to make the work of both obscure and well-known artists:
Which Artists should be on this site?
Artistic merit or style is not judged but
the artist needs to be credible. Some indicators of credibility
Some indicators of credibility are:
Who can contribute to this site?
If you have a list, or partial list, of artwork by an artist you should contact us.
If you have images for the artist, all the better. contact us
What kind of art can go on the site?
The site is designed for art of any type and in any medium. Sculpture, textiles, paintings, works on paper, etc of a single artist can all be displayed in a searchable manner.
The most difficult artwork, from a database programming point of view, is the print. Each print can involve multiple states with each state in multiple editions and variants thereof. This database accommodates and allows for the the complexity of prints.
We respect copyright. If
you see something that you believe contravenes copyright then contact
Limits of Copyright
Types of Copyright
How is the site paid for?