Category: Art Open Data

Exploring Tate Art Open Data 0

Why visualise the Tate’s collection dataset? The Tate is the UK’s largest art institution. The free and open release of Tate’s collection data shows just how far open data has come in the last decade, and makes a major resource

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Exploring Tate Art Open Data 2

This is the second in a series of posts examining Tate’s excellent collection dataset. You can read the first part here.The R and R Markdown code for this series is available at https://gitorious.org/robmyers/tate-data-r/ . As before, let’s get started by

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Exploring Tate Art Open Data 1

This is the first in a series of posts examining Tate's excellent collection dataset available at http://www.tate.org.uk/about/our-work/digital/collection-data . I've processed that dataset using code for Mongo DB and Node.js available at https://gitorious.org/robmyers/tate-data/ . The R and R Markdown code for

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Exploring Art Data: My _MON3Y AS AN 3RRROR | MON3Y.US Review

Reviewing almost 70 artworks quickly and in depth is a challenge. With _MON3Y AS AN 3RRROR | MON3Y.US, I chose the approach of describing each artwork’s notable features and then pulling out themes and commonalities at the end. Halfway through

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Work In Progress: Tate Collection Data Movements

Here’s a sneak peek at one of the visualizations from my analysis of the Tate Collection data. It’s a graph of Movements linked by their artists: More to come soon…

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Exploring the Tate Collection Metadata

The Tate have released their collection metadata in an exemplary way here: https://github.com/tategallery/collection Let’s explore it using MongoDB, which you can find installation structions for here. First fetch and upload the JSON data: git clone https://github.com/tategallery/collection.git cd collection find artists

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Importing Tate Collection Data Into MongoDB

You have to feed records into Mongo one per line. Like this: find artists -name *.json -exec perl -p -e ‘s/\n/ /’ ‘{}’ \; -exec echo \; | mongoimport –db tate –collection artists find artworks -name *.json -exec perl -p

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What Is An Artist (On Wikipedia)?

Wikipedia is the free online encyclopedia. It features articles on many thousands of artists. In the paper “Art History on Wikipedia, a Macroscopic Observation”, Doron Goldfarb et al use the Getty Union List Of Artist Names, via the Virtual Internet

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Exploring Art Data 24

(This post uses new features from the R Cultural Analytics Library version 1.0.6 .) We can divide an image into sections, analyse the R, G and B values of each of those sections and plot the results. library(CulturalAnalytics) library(jpeg) library(vegan)

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Reproduction Fees

Via The Jackdaw: The Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, has placed digital images of its collections online. So far, so familiar. What is extraordinary is that all the images have been made available for reproduction free of charge,

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