Both the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Metropolitan Museum of Art have created online databases that bring thousands of artworks to screens across the globe.
IN 1988, YI NIANHUA, A woman in her 80s, spent many evenings scribbling elegant characters at a table in her kitchen in a small rice-farming village in Shangjiangxu, China.
Prior to the Depression, owning fine art was beyond the reach of most Americans.
The Unseen Art project wants blind and visually-impaired people to be able to enjoy classical art in museums and galleries.
The artists who designed them strove to attract the public eye and capture the public imagination, appealing to the modern craving for what Walter Benjamin would call “novelty and shock”.
Colours have powerful effects on human psychology.