every artist should have a catalogue raisonné
panOpticon is online software purpose-built to manage the kinds of data one needs to create a catalogue raisonné. That means it’s a database of a single artist’s work, and it is used by estate managers, foundations, galleries, museums, scholars, and sometimes artist’s themselves to provide others with the provenance information needed to valuate an artwork in the marketplace.
Our CMS follows cataloguing best practices as recommended by leading members of the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association • we refer to the Visual Resources Association guidelines for describing cultural works and images • we use The Chicago Manual of Style as a guide in formatting texts.
And we work continuously with professional art cataloguers to improve and update our product features and protocols.
“One of our challenges is to create a complex online reference tool that can cover the many aspects of Lichtenstein’s work – sometimes it is rather difficult to establish a clear and integrated architecture. But with the help of our panOpticon database we are making great progress.”
— Roy Lichtenstein Catalogue Raisonné Project
panOpticon software powers these catalogues raisonnés –
Walter De Maria
John F. Folinsbee
Fitz Henry Lane
Zoran Music (Zoran Mušič)
John Singer Sargent