9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites
Arts, Fine and Decorative: Fine Arts
Web Gallery of Art
Database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance
and Baroque periods browseable by artist name, period and style
with “tours” of styles and movements.
Provides biographical information on popular Western artists up
to the early 20th century with images of their works. Find artists
by country, name or movement.
ArtLex Art Dictionary
Provides definitions for more than 3,500 terms used in discussing
visual culture, along with pictorial examples of art object images
arranged in chronological groups.
Exploring Themes in American Art
Created by the National Galley of Art with essays, artworks, and
artist information address recurring themes in American painting.
Catalogue des Collections des Musées de France
French language site provides access to artworks from major French
museums searchable by subject, artist and time period. Comprehensive
source for images of European paintings, however, offers little
descriptive information other than artist, title, and location.
Contemporary Artists Index
Contemporary Artists Index from the Cleveland Institute of Art
indexes approximately 20,000 artists, artists groups, photographers,
craftspeople, designers, and design firms whose work appears in
group exhibition catalogs.
Dictionary of Art Historians
Biographical information about art historians includes educational
background, methodologies, and approaches to scholarship.
European ARTNET provides information on contemporary artists, their
activities and exhibitions as well as photos and texts.
Century Art Worldwide: A Journal of Nineteenth Century Visual
World's first scholarly, refereed e-journal devoted to the study
of nineteenth-century painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography,
architecture, and decorative arts across the globe.
Perseus: Interactive Sources and Studies on Ancient Greece
A multimedia interactive database designed to facilitate the study
of archaic and classical Greece and to expand the ways in which
ancient Greek literature, history, art, and archaeology can be
examined. Contains over 20,000 thumbnail images and 5,000 full-screen
William Blake Archive
The Blake Archive contains fully searchable and scalable electronic
editions of 27 copies of 16 of Blake's 19 illuminated works. The
Archive provides context for the full, up-to-date bibliographic
information about each image, transcriptions of all texts, detailed
descriptions of all images, and extensive bibliographies.
College Art Association (CAA)
The College Art Association supports the professional and scholarly
activities of artists and scholars in order to cultivate the ongoing
understanding of art as a fundamental form of human expression.