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Art: Use Web Sites

This Art Research Guide will help you find books, eBooks, articles, audio-visuals and web contents in a variety of topics related to Art.

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"The Artcyclopedia is an index of online museums and image archives: find where the works of over 8000 different fine artists can be viewed online."

Art History Resources on the Web
Art history from prehistoric times from around the world.

Includes news and industry information on visual arts, architecture, performing arts.

Clara: Database of women artists
"Clara® is a unique interactive database containing authoritative information on 18,000 women visual artists of all time periods and nationalities. The information in Clara® is drawn from the materials in NMWA's extensive Archives on Women Artists.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
"Timeline of Art History - pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the museum's collection".

Perseus Digital Library
This digital library at Tufts University covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world. Their mission is "to make the full record of humanity - linguistic sources, physical artifacts, historical spaces - as intellectually accessible as possible to every human being, regardless of linguistic or cultural background." Also "focuses upon the three most widespread classical languages of the Mediterranean world: Greek, Latin, and Arabic."

Picture Collection of the New York Public Library
This "picture Collection Online presents more than 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923."

Smithsonian Archives of American Art
"World's preeminent and most widely used research center dedicated to collecting, preserving and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the visual arts in America."

Visualizing Cultures
"Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential of the Web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning. The VC mission is to use new technology and hitherto inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world (or imagined it to be)."



Keywords to use in searches


Visual Arts, Architecture

Photography, Arts and Crafts

Sculpture, Drawing, Design, Illustrations

General Arts, Civic and Landscape Art

Painting, Print Media

Arts in General

Architecture, Sculpture Ceramics Metal Work
Graphic Arts Photogrpahy Artists - by name