American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915
This site presents the history of American vernacular painting from the Colonial era
until the early 20th century. Includes portraiture, scenes from everyday life and
themes (like the taste for European art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries).
Also features the works of prominent American artists who lived primarily in Europe,
such as Mary Cassatt, or those who traveled widely, such as John Singer Sargent.
Art & Architecture Thesaurus On Line
Covers over 125,000 terms relating to art, architecture, decorative arts, archival
materials, and material culture. For each term, a short definition is provided along
with a hierarchy of related terms which can be browsed.
Art History Resources on the Web
Christopher Witcombe maintains this fairly comprehensive art history site. Users may
search by art period and style, museums and galleries or by prints and photography.
The page is international in scope.
Art In Context
Art in Context was established in 1995 to serve the international fine art community
and general public by providing an online reference library for the publication and
dissemination of information about artists and where to find their work. Note: this
source lists recent and past exhibitions for different artists' work.
Art on the Net
Join fellow artists in sharing works together on the Internet. Enjoy visiting artists
studios and roaming the gallery.
Art Project, powered by Google
Google has partnered with (for now) 17 of the world's top museums, including the Uffizi
Gallery in Florence, Italy; the National Gallery in London; and the Metropolitan Museum
of Art in New York. Visitors may navigate the site by selecting a particular museum
from the home page. Additionally, one or more images from each museum may be viewed
at an extremely high resolution (between 7 billion and 14 billion pixels), an option
that allows viewers to examine texture and see individual brushstrokes. Certain images
will be blurred, again at the discretion of each museum and for copyright reasons.
Though the images cannot be downloaded, visitors to the site may create their own
Artwork Collection by saving a particular view of any of the more than 1,000 images
included within the site.
Art Through Time: A Global View
Explores art, culture, and human history and how they impact each other. Visitors
interested in viewing the video segments need only find the topic they are interested
in, under "Individual Program Descriptions" on the right hand menu, and then click
on the box icon with "VoD" under it. Some of the topics include "Converging Cultures",
"History and Memory", and "The Urban Experience".
Offers access in HTML format to fine art scans, information about artists and excerpts
from classic art criticism/theory.
Artcyclopedia provides an index of images and information on some 6,000 artists, with
a strong emphasis on U.S. and Western European painters and sculptors. Search for
a specific artist or browse by movement, medium, subject or nationality. Go to Picture
Search to locate images on the Web.
Includes the major 20th century and contemporary visual artists. Search for the artist
under the first letter of the artist's last name.
A clearinghouse for Web resources on Art and Architecture.
Extensive information on 23,000 North American artists.
This site features "high-resolution images, three-dimensional reconstructions of Egyptian
monuments and antiquities, as well as virtually-reconstructed environments, panoramic
images, and panoramic views of present-day Egypt captured by robotic cameras located
from the top of Karnak Temple to the streets of Old Cairo." Access images and information
about Egyptian artifacts and architecture using a map, timeline, topics, or related
methods. Includes a glossary. Searchable. In English, French, and Arabic. From IBM
and the Egyptian government.
Inscribing Meaning: Writing + Graphic Systems in African Art
This site explores the relationships between African art and the communicative powers
of language, graphic systems and the written word. Offered by the National Museum
of African Art, this exhibit looks at how various writing traditions have communicated
a wide range of ideas, such as those regarding religious traditions, cultural activities,
and so on. The exhibit is divided into sections titled "Ways of Knowing", "Inscribing
the Body", "Sacred Scripts", and "Writing Politics".
Mother of All Art and Art History Links Page
National Museum of American Illustration
Includes a virutal tour of the museum which devotes itself to American illustrators
who worked during the "Golden Age of American Illustration" (1870-1965). Works by
artists such as Rockwell, Wyeth, and Gibson can be viewed.
Sculptor.Org: A Comprehensive Resource for Sculptors
Despite having some broken links, this site is useful for new or accomplished sculptors,
and organizations or persons interesting in acquiring materials or sculpture; furthermore,
it is the only free "comprehensive" site on sculpture currently available.
Smithsonian Archives of American Art
Contains an impressive array of American art-related materials including images, oral
history interviews and exhibits. Especially useful is the “Collections Online” link,
which allows users to find complete holdings of selected artists.
Timeline of Art History (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from
around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.
Each timeline page includes representative art from the Museum's collection, a chart
of time periods, a map of the region, an overview, and a list of key events. Other
features include a special topics category and a tutorial for first time users of
World Wide Art Resources
One of the largest and most comprehensive gateways to the arts, including museums,
exhibitions, agencies, publications, history, employment and supplies.
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Art & Social Justice
Center for the Study of Political Graphics
The Center for the Study of Political Graphics collects, preserves, and exhibits posters
relating to historical and contemporary movements for social change.
Justseeds Artists' Cooperative
Justseeds Artists' Cooperative is a decentralized community of artists who have banded
together to both sell their work online in a central location and to collaborate with
and support each other and social movements. The website is not just a place to shop,
but also a destination to find out about current events in radical art and culture.
The blog covers political printmaking, socially engaged street art, and culture related
to social movements.
This website is dedicated to social commentary through graphic imagery by artists
working from the turn of the 20th Century to the present, with related bibliographic
and biographic data.
Art and Social Issues in American Culture
This website is intended to promote dialogue and learning about art concerned with
social commentary. It utilizes works of art from the Columbus Museum of Art.
The Art of Democracy
The Art of Democracy (AOD) is a national coalition of political art exhibitions all
taking place in the Fall of 2008 on the dire state of the American Political Scene.
The coalition’s mission is to promote the political art of artists and art organizations
on a national scale during the critical period leading up to the 2008 United States
The Beehive Design Collective
The work of the Beehive Collective has three major facets: the Hive is appreciated
internationally for its educational graphics campaigns, at a regional level for its
stone mosaic murals and apprentice program, and locally for its dedication to the
revitalization of the old Machias Valley Grange Hall, a landmark building in our small,
rural Maine town.
Social Justice Printmaking
A gallery of work by artist Alex Huttinger focusing on issues of social justice and
human rights. A self-taught relief printmaker, Huttinger’s work has centered on the
accessibility and teaching capabilities of art with an interest in Artes Populares
- art of the people.
Latin American Graphic Arts
Contains scanned images of Latin American prints. The site is maintained by Dr. Patricia
Printmaking as Social Force: A Lesson Plan
This lesson is dedicated to introducing the long historical roots of printmaking as
a social force through a study of the history of the Taller de Grafíca Popular (Workshop
for Popular Art) during the mid-twentieth century in Mexico.
The website of the radical British artist Macarenses. He describes the site as “a
vehicle for personal expression as I find myself increasingly needing to express my
thoughts and emotions about the world. They are my way of protesting about all that
is wrong with this world; my primal scream you could call it.”
Another Limited Rebellion
A website founded by artist Noah Scalin in 2001. Inspired by the enduring legacy of
punk rock activism, Another Limited Rebellion (ALR) has been committed to the Triple
Bottom Line (people, planet & profit) approach to business since its conception.
No Caption Needed
Website for the book No Caption Needed by Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites.
The authors describe the book as “arguing against the conventional belief that visual
images short-circuit rational deliberation and radical critique.” The book seeks to
connect photojournalism to public life.
EdChange Social Justice Store
Online store sponsored by Paul C. Gorski and EdChange. Features gifts, t-shirts, mugs,
posters, and other items with peace, equity, social justice, feminist, anti-racist
themes. Money raised through the store goes to support EdChange's free multicultural
and social justice education resources for teachers and activists.
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