Art & Art History
High resolution digital images to over 52,000 facsimile pages from more than 130 medieval illuminated manuscripts
from this UNESCO World Heritage Centre. These 8th-11th century codices have been digitized so not only can researchers
work with the manuscripts but also perform detailed analyses of the miniatures in the documents. Codex metadata
(primarily scholarly descriptions of the codices) will be managed in a database system and referenced with the
digitalised items through various access mechanisms. Searchable in German, French, English and Italian.
Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the Archives collects primary sources including illustrated letters and diaries,
manuscripts, records of museums, galleries and schools, photographs of art world figures and events, and works of art
on paper. An active Oral History Program serves as a valuable companion resource to the collections. The Archives
includes over 16 million items, 5,000 collections, and 2,000 oral history interviews and covers over 200 years of American art history.
A monthly newsletter with several hundred announcements listing art contests & competitions, art scholarships &
grants, juried exhibitions, art jobs & internships, call for entries/proposals/papers, writing & photo contests,
residencies, design & architecture competitions, auditions, casting calls, fellowships, festivals, funding, and
other opportunities for artists, art educators and art students of all ages. An expanded version available by paid subscription.
A record of appearances of and references to famous works of art and architecture in the movies. It is intended to be a source for teachers of art history who are considering showing clips or entire films as part of their presentation of the traditional arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Citations are arranged in (very) approximate chronological order of the artworks, not the movies.
Designed and maintained by Prof. Christopher Witcombe of Sweet Briar College, VA, this directory of art history
links is one of the most useful. Although most of the links are organized by time period, the museums and galleries
section can be searched by country.
An online reference library for the dissemination of information about artists and where to find their work based
on information added by curators, dealers, artists, writers and others. Through the cataloguing of images, exhibitions,
artists affiliations and other related links Art in Context cross-references artists with museums and galleries-dealers
that present their work. The library provides contact information to access collections, exhibitions, the availability
and current price of original work, catalogues, biographies and more.
Designed by Prof. Jeffery Howe of Boston College, this directory of links is arranged topically and includes
art history, art, and architecture as well as resources such as citation guides and web searching tools.
A resource for artists and art students that focus on the technical fundamentals of perspective, shading,
color and painting. Compiled and designed by Ralph Larmann, a member of the University of Evansville Art Department,
and intended for educational use only.
Created by John Malyon, an IT professional, web developer, and entrepreneur, as a comprehensive index of every artist
represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources. As of January 2006, Artcyclopedia
indexes over 2,100 art sites, and offers over 75,000 links to an estimated 180,000 artworks by 8,200 renowned artists.
Artists' Book Collection, an online finding aid to the artists' book collection at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kohler Art Library. Indexes approximately 760 titles with most having 1-4 images to visually represent the structure and/or content of the book. Each record contains the title of the book, creatorís name, publisher, date (if known), subjects, physical description, and a complete transcription of the colophon. In addition to searching names of book artists or press names, one can also search type of book structure, type of binding, medium/technique, and contributor roles. Part of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.
Authored by Michael Delahunt, an artist and teacher, ArtLex provides definitions for more than 3,600 terms used
in discussing art/visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, quotations and cross-references.
An online site to buy, sell and research fine art. Includes the Gallery Network with over 1,200 galleries in over
250 cities worldwide offering more than 100,000 works by over 25,000 artists; artnet Magazine, a guide to the art market with daily news, reviews, and features; and artnet's Price Database representing auction results from over 500 international auction houses since 1985 and covering more than 2.9 million artworks by over 180,000 artists, ranging from Old Masters to Contemporary Art.
Website documenting contemporary Asian art, including a calendar of world events, an online newsletter, online projects such as "All you want to know about international art biennials" and "Archiving the Contemporary: Documenting Asian Art Today, Yesterday & Tomorrow," and an extensive annotated list of links on contemporary Asian art.
AskART is an online database listing over 52,000 American artists from the early 16th-century through the present.
Criteria for artist inclusion are that the artist was born in the United States, spent a significant part of his/her
career here, or, although briefly in residence, created work of ongoing historical interest to Americans. Includes
extensive biographical information about American artists as well as book and periodical references, auction
records and images. Over 5,000 Museums and dealers that specialize in American artists are also referenced.
This multi-tiered database has more than 20,000 Renaissance Documents (inventories, guide books, lives of artists,
archival documents, etc.) related to more than 10,000 Antique Monuments (sculptures, architecture, vases, etc.)
that are accompanied by 30,000 photographs or illustrations. The collection of images includes: drawings, sketchbooks,
paintings, engravings, sculpture, medals, applied arts, etc. The database can be utilized for its collection of images,
but more extensive information is provided in the database. Monuments, their preservation history, provenance history,
and other relevant information are accompanied by bibliographic citations.
An index of art historians mentioned in major art historiographies plus additional names to balance for gender
or other neglected categories. Some entries contain only marginal information. This site is not intended to be a
Who's Who of Art Historians but is a work-in-progress.
Collects and creates electronic resources for study and research of the decorative arts, with a particular focus
on Early America. Included are electronic texts and journals, image databases, and information on organizations, museums
and research facilities. Made possible by the Chipstone Foundation, the site was created and is maintained at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries.
- A nonprofit resource
for video art and interactive media. EAIís collection features 3,000 new and historical media works by 175 artists available
for distribution to educational, cultural and arts institutions and television markets worldwide.
Devoted to a better understanding of the elements that make up the human figure and how to better portray them. Intended
as a resource for artists and art students who work with the human form. Compiled and designed by Ralph Larmann, a member
of the University of Evansville Art Department, and intended for educational use only
Presents publications of the acclaimed Los Angeles print and sculpture workshop from its beginning in 1966 through
1996. The catalogue is a work-in-progress with forthcoming installments to document subsequent Gemini editions.
Includes information on the Getty museums as well as the library, the vocabulary databases, the conservation
The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection is part of the John M Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. It currently houses well over 4,000 artists' books, multiples, video and audio recordings, periodicals, digital works, reference books, ephemera, exhibition catalogs as works of art, and examples of other experimental art practices, all created over the last four decades by artists of local, national, and international significance. Renowned and unique in its vast scope and easily accessible for students and the general public alike, this collection is housed in its own study room on the fifth floor of the School's Sharp Building . Walk-in visitors are welcome. Please use this database to search for materials in the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection that have been acquired over the course of the last ten years. Items acquired before 1998 have not yet been added and at this point can only be searched through our in-house database. These materials are being added retrospectively.
The Mapping Gothic France project was initiated by Stephen Murray, Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and Andrew Tallon, Assistant Professor of Art at Vassar College and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It is an open-source, open access digital project to document the architectural monuments of 12-13-century France. The site consists of hundreds of dynamic, panoramic images, mapped to each monument, and accompanied by contextual materials including historical texts, time-lines, interactive maps, and biographies of scholars. It also contains tools for comparative study.
Sponsored by the School of Art & Design at the Univ. of Michigan and includes sections such as art history departments,
research resources, resources for visual collections, image collections & online art, online exhibitions, fine
arts schools & departments, art museums, textual & linguistic resources, and new media art & resources.
Sponsored by the Dept. of Classics at Tufts Univ., Perseus includes primary and secondary texts, site plans, digital
images, and maps from the classical world and the English renaissance as well as a digital archive on the history and
topography of London, scans of first-person narratives from early California, a digital collection of early books from
Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, and other collections.
A continuously updated online newsletter that lists grants, fellowships, internships and study abroad opportunities for
graduate students in art history and closely related areas such as humanities and visual art studies. It also carries
listings of art history conferences and publication opportunities of particular interest to graduate students.
Some listings are also open to undergraduates or to postdocs.
391 was first published by the poet and artist Francis Picabia in 1917 and was a bridge between the Zurich dadaists,
French surrealists, Marcel Duchamp, and others. 391.org continues to experiment with the help of worldwide collaborators.
A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world extending from
prehistory to the present day, as illustrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. In addition to the
timeline, the resource includes specific themes in art history covering subjects such as artistic movements and periods,
archaeological sites, empires and civilizations, recurrent themes and concepts, media such as painting, sculpture,
and ceramics, and artists. A tutorial is included with the site for first-time users.
Articles, news, forums and information on art supplies. Wet canvas is part magazine, part virtual classroom, and part
reference site. It is the largest community site on the Internet with a specific focus on the visual artist. Find a
complete array of art lessons and tutorials for all levels of artists.
A guide prepared by Marjorie Munsterberg, a professor at City College in New York, that is intended to help students improve their ability to write about visual things. Includes chapters on Visual Analysis, Stylistic Analysis, Biography, Iconographic Analysis, and Historical Analysis.
Yahoo is one of the best known and most popular Internet portals. Among its subject directories is one for Art
History and others for artists, visual arts, design arts, arts therapy, etc. Like other web directories, Yahoo
can help a researcher find websites quicker and more efficiently than going though a general search engine.