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"Data Bank for Art: Painting, Drawing, Engraving from X to XVII Century"
0000-00-00 until 0000-00-00
ArtBank, a data bank on art, has already been operating for more than nine years in this field, with remarkable success. Art Bank can boast a set of 34,000-plus files on different artists (painters, drawing-makers, engravers, from 10th to 18th century) and more than 1,000,000 acknowledged works recorded, auction quotations included.
From ArtBank’s site it is possible to obtain, artist by artist, a concise biography and, what is absolutely unique in this sector, the relevant bibliography extracted from more than 46,000 volumes. You could easily verify that this whole set of data is on line, at disposal of the subscribers of OldMaster Club.
On request, the body of all works (Opera Omnia) of each recorded artist is also available, on CD or on paper, against payment of reasonable fees.
The Opera Omnia of an artist encompasses all the works produced and includes images, descriptions, bibliography and, if available, auction quotations.
ArtBank (an exclusive Italian product) can be an extremely useful service for all those in the world who, as regular visitors of the art environment, may be interested in swift, exhaustive, reliable information on the life and the production of whatever artist.
It is no exaggeration to say that nobody, to date, has collected such an impressive amount of data on art, a result that neither public institutions, nor private companies, acting in this field, have ever even envisaged, let alone achieved.
ArtBank is a solid reality, which occupies an indispensable niche in that largely empty container that Internet is still today.