Art and History of Art

About: Art History – A useful site giving information such as ‘Articles & Resources’, ‘Famous Names in Art’, ‘Timelines of Art History’, ‘Movements and Schools’, and ‘Art by Culture or Group’

Artcyclopedia – Index of online museum and archive images. Search by artist, medium, movement, subject, or browse for digitized art and online exhibits

Art History resources on the web – Global art history resources. Search by movement or by country

Arthistoricum – German visular art library

Art Images for College Teaching – Images freely available

Arts Journal – Current art stories in the news

Artists’ Papers Register – A location register of the papers of artists, designers and craftspeople held in publicly accessible collections in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Axisweb – Website dedicated to contemporary art and artists. Scroll down

Berg Fashion Library – Massive online portal with e-books, reference works, images, journals, ect. Searchable in many different ways including by timeline, geography or theme. Username and password required

Best Art History Websites – Scroll down for links

Courtauld Institute of Art – Information portal for art and architecture

Europena – “Explore 54,217,972 artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe. ”

The Getty Museum – Look under ‘Research institute’ for ‘Search Tools and Databases

Getty Vocabularies – Provides structured terminology for the study of the Arts

Google Arts and Culture – Browse artwork and art stories from around the world

Google Image Search – Comprehensive image search. Use Advanced Search to limit by size, colouration and file type

ipl2 Fine Arts – United States service. Features a searchable subject categorized directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, newspapers, magazines, podcasts, etc. Search by subject

JURN – Google custom search of 4,000+ ejournals in the Arts and Humanities. Open access or considerable free content. Browse directory or search using JURN search engine link in the top paragraph. Roll over subject headings for detailed list

Library of Congress – Prints and photographs searchable by theme

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – ‘The Timeline of Art History’ is well worth a look

New York Public Library Digital Collections – Explore 708,546 items digitized from the collections. Scroll down for all menus.

Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide – e-journal devoted to the study of nineteenth century painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, architecture, and decorative arts across the globe

Oxford Art Online – Massive online database which gives access to Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Username and password required

SILS Art Image Browser – A database of art, architectural and museum images from four collections – A directory of modern & contemporary artists and art

VADS: the online resources for Visual Arts – Provides over 100,000 art and design images free for use in education drawn from university and college art collections

V&A: Victoria and Albert Museum – Browse or use the search facility. A huge amount of information available for Art, Art History, Theatre and Dance