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The World Wide Web Virtual Library: History of Art

Alphabetical Listing

This section includes sites devoted to individual artists, periods and countries and also sites for specific themes, topics and museums. Some other relevant sites may be found in the reference section. Sites are generally listed in title order.

Artists  |  Periods, Schools, Countries  | Miscellaneous
Themes  |  Places & Objects  |  Museums & Institutions


The Artists org. Biographies and portraits of the major 20th century and contemporary visual artists, categorized by name and art movement. (Links to online image search.)

BBC Four - audio interviews - includes archive interviews with a range of painters and sculptors

Francis Bacon Image Gallery

The Joseph Beuys Online Index

Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) at the Edmonton Art Gallery

The William Blake Archive, University of Virginia. (Includes illuminated books.)

The Brangwyn Bazaar information and news about Frank Brangwyn

The Raphael Collazo Museum

Degas Gallery

Charles Despiau, French Sculptor

Encounter with Marcel Duchamp

Thomas Ender (1793-1875) an online exhibition of 220 landscape paintings (text in English, German, Hungarian, Slovak)

Los caprichos de Goya, Calcografía Nacional. (In Spanish - requires Macromedia Flash plug-in)

Goyavirtual exhibition

The William Hogarth Archive, Founders' Library, University of Wales, Lampeter

Hogarth and His Times: Serious Comedy online exhibition from Berkeley Art Museum

William Hogarth Research Site by Bernd W. Krysmanski

Winslow Homer: The Obtuse Bard

Works by Manet online

Claude Monet life and art

André Le Nôtre

Palladio's Italian villas

Online Picasso project, from Texas A&M University

Jackson Pollock web feature, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Mark Rothko Web Feature, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884-1976), German Expressionist

Tiepolo Virtual Picture Gallery

Henry Scott Tuke, (1858-1929) paintings, photographs and bibliography

Giorgio Vasari: The lives of the Artists

Johannes Vermeer (in Dutch, English and German)

The paintings of Vermeer

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Periods, Schools, Countries

AaVaa: African and Asian Visual Artists Archive

Aboriginal Art site from the National Gallery of Australia

African Art (Steve Lonker)

archéire Irish Architecture and Design

ArtMagick- paintings and poetry from art movements of the 19th/20th centuries (eg Symbolist, Art Nouveau, Pre-Raphaelite, Gothick/Romantic, Surrealist). Send any painting/poem as a postcard. Links to buy related books and prints.

Arts of Asia Magazine

Australian Art from Steve Lonker's site - includes Aboriginal Art and the Heidelberg School

Art et Memoires - Peinture et peintres belges (Belgian 19th and 20th-century painting)

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

The CODART list of significant collections of Dutch and Flemish art (museums, exhibitions and congresses)

CobraFineArt.com - images and information about CoBrA

Cubism image bank

International Dada Archive

Die Düsseldorfer Malerschule

Ethnographic Art Resources

The Hudson River School

The John C and Susan L Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist and Related Art

The First Impressionist Exhibition, 1874

The Arts of India- The Timeless Theater Art Archives - thousands of pictures on Indianart and culture

Medart: Images of Medieval Art & Architecture

Medieval paintings in Midi France

Mérimée: guide to French architectural heritage (in French)

MUVA: Virtual Museum of Arts El Pais (English and Spanish versions) - specialises in Uruguayan and Latin American Art.

The Open University Guide to the Renaissance - a study guide which places the Renaissance in its economic and political context and explains more about the people, ideas and methods at its heart

The Art of Renaissance Science

Russian Folk Art

SCRAN: Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network

THAIS: 1200 Years of Italian Sculpture

Vietnam Combat Art

The Web Gallery of Art - a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 14,500 reproductions.


A Drawing Glossary from Harvard University Art Museums (written by Edward Saywell)

Lynn Salerno's Art History Page

Carol Sutton's 5 Q Art History Quiz

World Art Treasures - illustrated essays on a wide variety of topics.

Places & Objects

The Barcelona Pavilion

Britain's Bayeux Tapestry
More detailed images from ArtServe

Chauvet Cave and the CosquerCave (English Version)

Cupola, Dome and Tower Collection - images of cupolas; also a wide range of other art and architecural photographs.

Les Gaulois en Provence: l'oppidum d'Entremont (Gaul, 2nd century BC).

The Architecture of the Getty Center

Giverny (Monet's garden)

The Ludovisi and Boston Thrones (Critical Debate Surrounding the Authenticity of the Boston Throne)

The art and architecture of Venice


Antique Prints- items for sale from Fine Rare Prints - site includes good quality images

Botanical and Ornithological art from Steve Lonker's site

luxflux - an excellent contemporary art site (in Italian)

'CoOL': Art Conservation On-Line

Glaadh: Globalising Art, Architecture and Design History - a project to embed cultural divesity in the curriculum by providing a focus on 'non-western' art. Includes links, bibliographies etc.

American Museum of Photography

Cut and Paste - a history of photomontagefrom Victorian composite photographs to the present day

Public Art/Public Sculpture studies at the Universitat de Barcelona

Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA)

History of Photography from its beginnings till the 1920s by Dr. Robert Leggat

The Culture and History of Science Page

theory.org.uk The media theorysite

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Womenin Art

Varo registry of Women artists

National Museum of Wildlife Art, Wyoming featuring works by Audubon, Delacroix, Durer, etc.

Museums & Institutions

For a comprehensive listing see the WWW Virtual Library Museums pages.

Art Guide: a comprehensive Internet guide to the art collections of Great Britain and Ireland

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, University of California

The Age of King Charles V - 1,000 illuminations from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France

The British Museum

National Gallery of Canada

Connecticut College's Wetmore Print Collection

Design Council, UK

The J Paul Getty Trust

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Museum

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD)

Portland Art Museum

The Saatchi Gallery

The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, a public institution dedicated to excellence in the Visual Arts exhibition and education

The National Gallery of Victoria on Russell

The Whitworth Art Gallery

Last revision July 2006