|Art History Links Database
Internet-based art museum experience, includes specialized exhibitions with emphasis on background information not normally available to the public.
Online community and resource guide for the artists and art periods of the past.
Reference material in art, art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art education. Definitions of thousands of terms, illustrations, quotations, and links to other resources.
An art archive with thousands of images that are accessed through an alphabetical list of artist's names and art styles. Covers every style of art from ancient and African to impressionist and modern.
Comprehensive and well organized site that offers rich images and concise historical context for artists and art movements ranging from Gothic and Renaissance to Impressionism and Pop.
Sister Wendy Beckett, nun and art commentator, takes viewers on a tour through six of America's greatest art museums.
Based on the Jacques-Edouard Berger collection of images of art objects and essays devoted to the main civilizations, such as Egypt, China, Japan, India, Europe.
This newsletter lists grants, fellowships, internships, conferences, publication and study abroad opportunities for graduate students in art history and closely related areas.
The Art Renewal Center
Offering biographical information and high-resolution images of many paintings from the great masters of the 19th century.
A site exploring the enduring fascination of the Mona Lisa, including history, parodies, homages and comments from site visitors.
Virtual art gallery displaying paintings and poetry from art movements of the 19th and 20th centuries with an emphasis on displaying works of art by artists who have been forgotten or neglected in recent years.
Orazio Centaro's site. Includes a long alphabetical listing of artists and includes links to images that reside on both the OCAIW site and other artist sites on the Web.
Collects and disseminates information related to the history of collecting and the provenance of individual works of art.
Record of appearances of and references to famous works of art and architecture in the movies.
Broad gallery that includes biographies and images for hundreds of well-known American, French, Spanish, Dutch, German and Japanese artists.
Information and photographs of extant WPA/New Deal art, focusing on Illinois, Ohio, and California. There are extensive biographies, a timeline of the New Deal, and other odd bits of information.
Collection of authentic danced masks from Mexico and Guatemala with discussions and comments on the art of collecting and other curious observations. Antique masks, patination techniques, insect infestation, techniques of collecting.
Dances of Death in Lübeck, Tallinn, Berlin and Denmark. Pictures, books and primary sources. Several books are reproduced.
Masterpieces of Mexican Art from the XIX and XX Centuries from private collections.
The Internet stepping stone for all those interested in Old Master prints and drawings: publications, events, links to the world's main print rooms, and the periodical Delineavit et Sculpsit.
Explores the history of art with information about artists, styles, and periods. Includes resources and reference materials about art history, searchable database, and forums.
Quick reference for all periods in the art history, images and links.
The Art Browser divides categories of resources by time period and their movements.
Examples of Christian art and artists illustrate the development of Christian art, from the Christian Treveller's Guides.
The Art Cellar Exchange's alterego, Arty, looks back at some of the most significant art work produced in modern history and their impact on life today and in the coming millennium.
Features academic information about the art, architecture, and backgrounds of the Ottoman, Papal, Incan, Aztec, Persian, and Mughal empires.
Art Historian Gabriel P. Weisberg's work focuses on themes affecting French art from the middle of the nineteenth century until World War I.
Collection of academic works in art history, philosophy, aesthetics, psychoanalysis, political theory.
The main purpose of this Swiss association is to promote the relationship and cooperation between artists, doctors, art-therapists, psychotherapists and other persons involved in therapeutic professions. Membership information, events, news.
Organization promoting the arts in Southern California.
Displays objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collections in geographical and chronological context.
The Art Renewal Center
Offering biographical information and high-resolution images of many paintings from the great masters of the 19th century.
A celebration of masterpieces on paper highlighting famed Americans of the past century by legendary artists. Includes large reproductions and audio commentary from the exhibition's curator.
AICT is a royalty-free image exchange resource for the educational community. Arranged by geography and period.
Historical art movements arranged in dictionary format for easy digestion.
Virtual tour of manuscripts and illumination, engravings, woodcuts, drawings, and religious works from the National Library of the Netherlands.
BBC Radio 3 Centurions will feature 100 of the humanities hit makers of the twentieth century. The site covers all areas of international arts except music.
Concise reference guide to the major art movements and periods, view by name or date.
The classical tradition, romanticism, impressionism and pre-raphaelite movements in 19th century art.
Essays on main art movements with images gallery and articles about famous artists.
Article by Max Podstolski.
Learn about the artists and styles of the abstract art movement including Cubism, Neoplasticism, and Abstract Expressionism.
Data-bank on ancient art from the 10th to the 18th century.
Short description of the art movements of the 19th and 20th century.
Vision of the Art of the 19th and 20th Century.
Presents the art and science of albumen printing, contemporary research, conservation and treatment of images.
Contains an extensive history, from earliest times to the 1920s. Includes information on all significant photographers with biographical data.
Covers daguerreotypes to modernism. Research center features a guide early photo processes, book reviews and information on preserving/protecting valuable photographs.
A non-profit association that collaborates with Elysée Foundation in Lausanne to promote photography in the Middle East and the North Africa by locating, collecting and preserving the photographic heritage of that region.
A detailed timeline of photography from ancient times to the present.
Many facets of the camera obscura (dark room); the origin of the photographic camera, its place in art, culture and education,vintage instruments,images, photographs, and working camera obscuras are included.
Has a photographic history museum; also stereoviews of the first transcontinental railroad.
History of pinhole photography, including theory and construction details.
Articles and GIF and Flash animations relating to optical toys, chronophotography (Muybridge, Marey, and others), and pre-cinematography of the 19th century.
Consists of on the history of nude photography from 1920 to 1940, emphasizing the roles of the famous master photographers. No images.
Information on photography, family photographs and images, and genealogy. Focus is on 19th century photography.
Focuses on the role of women in photography. Includes essays on women photographers and an online gallery.
Large selection of early images of Argentina and other Latin American countries and information on the photographers active in the region between 1840 and 1920.
Presents essays by R. Derek Wood on the history of early photography, the daguerreotype and diorama.
History of visual Media, photography pre-cinema prestidigitation danse macabre optical illusions.
The history of chronophotography and photographers is located here.
Dedicated to the History of Photography from its origins by French scientist and inventor Nicephore Niepce. Niepce discovered the process known as Heliography.
Kodachrome dating guide for vintage slides.
Site dedicated to the Weston Exposure Meter from the earliest days to the Euromaster 3. Includes Photos, information and instruction books, and history of the company and its founder.
All about Czech and Slovak photography, history, theory, reviews, profiles.
Some notes on the history of photography, mostly concerning the relationship between painting and photography.
Images, history, and technical information about their extensive collection of photographs.
Comparing the Calotype and the Daguerreotype, the first Welsh photograph, Irish pioneers, and French advances in the art of photography.
Virtual museum of images from photography, including portraits, architecture, cultural and historical monuments.
The Cuarterolo archive is an image bank focused on 19th century Argentine and Latin American photography that houses over 5000 historic photographs.
Catalogue of vintage photographs made by the Lafayette studio of London, containing images made between 1887 and the 1930s, categorized by subject. Has explanatory articles.
Indexes and links for UK photographers, county by county, for the 19th and early 20th century.
Articles by Pierre G. Harmant, Paul Marillier, R. Derek Wood, and Jacques Roquencourt on Niépce, Daguerre, and other pioneer photographers.
Contains information and articles on historical photographers and groups.
Monographs on six professional portrait photographers from the turn-of-the-century.
Article defines what tintypes and daguerreotypes are, the history of the processes, the sizes they came in, and the years they were popular.
Steffens was THE photographer to Chicago's first "Gold Coast" residents...the richest of the rich. Commodore Steffens, as he was known because of his steam yachting and yacht club presidency, was one of Chicago's foremost society photographer from 1872 to the 1910's.
A History Of Photomontage
Covering the artists involved in photomontage in the Berlin Dada movement, 1980s politics, and the present day.
A worldwide index of the books and websites that list photographers and when they worked.
Collection of Bosse's photographs of the Mississippi (1883-1892) with an essay by Michael Conner who rediscovered his photographs in the 1980s.
Ceramics and Pottery
Tour of the National Gallery of Art's collection.
Bringing together people with an interest in the pottery vessels that were made, traded, and used in Europe between the end of the Roman period and the 16th century.
An exhibition of tiles, with references, from the 14th-17th century collected by Lockwood de Forest in 1880-86 while in partnership with Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Topkapi Palace has the most valuable collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain in the world. Photographs of a selection.
History of kutani kilns from origin up to now. History of most famous kutani painters. Kutani library and virtual museum.
Information about three major types of pottery this site calls East Asian Pottery, Pre-Colombian American, and Western Pottery. Includes sample images of each type.
Arita porcelain (in Japanese "Arita-yaki") is the fine white porcelain produced in the city of Arita, Japan. "Yaki" in Japanese can mean either earthenware pottery or porcelain.
Information relating to Astbury Pottery, providing a large database of pottery related facts and links.
A guide to the methods of making English pottery in the 13th and 14th centuries.
The history of the potteries of Thomas Goodfellow I & II. Rhead & Goodfellow, Bathwell & Goodfellow of Burslem, Thomas Goodfellow of Tunstall.
History of Talavera, a tin-glazed majolica like pottery made in Mexico since the 16 th Century.
Reproductions of five types of Greek vases geometrical, Corinthian, black or red figure vase, and white ground vases. Site provides magnificent color galleries of sample work.
Online gallery of ware from the Diana Pottery, Marrickville Australia (1940-75).
Photographs and comments by Dr. Toshio Noda on Imari porcelain of 17th and 18th-century Japan, including wares for daily use. Profile of the author.
A very brief history of Mexican ceramics from pre-hispanic times to contemporary art. Illustrated.
Historical background on Famous Potters, bottle kilns and other beneficial information.
Informational and education site about the region's FolkArt Potters and their wares. Includes brief biographies of some of the most outstanding artists such as Burlon Craig, Charles Lisk, and others who work in this area. Includes books and videos available for sale.
This site illustrates the goal of artist-educator, Russ McKeel, to give students the opportunity to closely examine historic pottery and artifacts, and to learn more about design, form, function, and ceramic techniques. Russ McKeel
Lecturer and Artist
A searchable text and image database. A British Academy Research Project hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art.
An illustrated history of sculpture in Italy, by period. Includes author and sculptor indexes.
City of Sculpture
Over 200 biographies of sculptors and architects, with hundreds of photographs covering the history of sculpture in Glasgow.
John and Bernard Takawira, Brighton Sango and Henry Munyaradzi created a vital African movement in modern sculpture with their work in serpentine. On-line exhibition.
The University of Durham hosts information on this publication project. Includes images and a map showing the counties covered by each volume.
Images and historical notes by Shishir Thadani relating to Indian sculpture and temple carvings, from Image India.
Illustrated and referenced essay on the role of sensuality and the classic nude figure in memorial and cemetery sculpture around the world. From Northstar Gallery.
Research of Dr. Reuben Fowkes on monumental sculpture, socialist realism and communist statues in post-war Eastern Europe, as well as contemporary visual arts.
Photographs, description and discussion by James Q. Jacobs of this prehistoric carved granite monolith from Chavín de Huantár in Peru, with bibliography.
Glass sculptor John Robinson describes how he reproduced in glass Michelangelo's relief sculpture of the Madonna and Child, known as the Pitti Tondo. Includes a history of the Pitti Tondo.
This meteorite collection includes ancient Chinese artifacts sculpted from meteorite. Photographs and descriptions.
Part of a University of Calgary tutorial with photographs and narrative from Gothic sculpture as an architectural component to free-standing Italian Renaissance sculpture.
Educational guide to the history of sculpture by Jack Bookbinder covering everything from the statues of ancient Greece to modern American monuments.
Gallery of photographs of the carvings found on buildings around the world.
Belgian Africanist Sculptor.
The University of Glasgow research project aims to create a record of these monuments using traditional and digital techniques, including three dimensional modelling.
Photographs by Guido Deseijn and Gerda Verheeke of Romanesque and Gothic sculptures on medieval religious buildings in Europe, suspected to represent the old pagan god Wodan or Odin.
A collection of people's memories and photographs of the Peter Pan sculpture from Liverpool's Sefton Park.
Essay by Gail Lang on the history of sculpture, including the Italian masters Michelangelo and Donatello.