This visualization project is I did for my Mashups final.
Click here to see.
I used the CSV API provided by the Tate museum, to show all the 3457 artists and the piece of their artworks displayed in Tate. And I also used the Wikipedia API, to tell more biography stories about each artist.
Users can move their mouse to check how many artists are born each year.
Hover over each dots to see the name of the artist and his or her artwork.
Click the dot, a tooltip shows up. Users can find see a completed image of the art piece and two links.
One goes to the artist’s Tate web page, where you can check more artworks of this artist.
The other brings an iframe window shows the Wikipedia page of the artist, tells more biography stories if you are interested.
The first thing I did is to fix and polish the not so perfect CSV file. For example, I deleted some anonymous or unknown artists because the API couldn’t provide audiences much useful information, I feel there is no point to show them on this project. I also added some information to the list. I used a Python script to grab all the image URLs of artworks from the artists’ Tate web pages and stored all those links on the CSV table.
Then I used D3.JS to parse each artist to dots and aligned them on a timeline of the year they were born. And used different colors to mark their genders, the green-ish blue dots are male artists, the pink dots represent the female artists, black means unknown gender or organizations.