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General Art History:

Artcyclopedia; The Fine Arts Search Engine.

Art History Resources on the Web. An extremely invaluable link page to major Art Historical resouces on the Web. The site is organized by period. an extremely useful visual arts dictionary.

Art of the Western World: produced in 1989, this series presents a succinct survey of Western Art. From this link you can gain access to free streaming video versions of the series.

Google Art Project: explore major museums through Google.

Voice of the Shuttle Art and Art History page. Provides useful links to other sites.

Art Through Time: A Global View: PBS series airing in 2010 and 2011.

Mother of All Art History Link Pages: another good page dedicated to links to major Web resources in Art History.

Timeline of Art History: 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.

WebMuseum, Paris: a good collection of images of painting from the end of the Middle Ages to the Modern Period. Arranged both by period and artist.

CGFA: Carol Gerten's Fine Art - a Virtual Museum. This site is especially useful for Renaissance to Modern Painting. Site organized by artist.

Mark Harden's Artchive. The core of this site is another invaluable collection of images. The site has a broader scope than CGFA, and includes sculpture. The site also includes other useful resources like a Theory and Criticism section and Galleries.

Web Gallery of Art. Another useful site focusing on Late Medieval to early Modern art. The site is especially strong in Renaissance art. There are very useful pages dedicated to major fresco cycles like Giotto's Arena Chapel and Masaccio's Brancacci Chapel.

Art on the Web. Excellent links page design by Jeffery Howe of Boston College.

The Essential Resources for Visual Resources Professionals and Google Image Searches are useful tools to finding images quickly.

Visual Resources

DocuWatch: Art History Videos


Diotima: Women and Gender in the Ancient World. Excellent resource. For Art History, there is a very useful "Visual Images" pages that has links to other major sites.

Images of Women in Ancient Art

Bearers of Meaning: The Ottilia Buerger Collection of Ancient and Byzantine Coins at Lawrence University.


Pyramid of King Zoser. Site has a clickable plan of the complex.

Great Pyramids of Gizeh. Includes QuickTime VR images of the interior of the pyramids. The site was produced to support a Nova show on PBS.


Classical Mythology: combines images and excerpts from classical texts pertaining to the major mythological figures.


Encyclopedia Mythica.


The Greeks: the Crucible of Civilization: Web-site accompanying PBS show. Includes 3D animation of a reconstruction of the Acropolis.

The Beazley Archive: separate sections on vases, Greek and Roman Sculpture, and a Dictionary (contains illustrated explanations of names, technical terms, and other vocabulary relating to Greek history, myth, geography, art and architecture).

Perseus Project: an invaluable resource on Greek history, art, literature, and culture

Athens: the Acropolis: includes QuickTime "fly bys" of a 3d animation reconstruction of the Acropolis and Ancient Athens.

Ancient City of Athens.

Athenian Daily Life.

Panoramas of Greek sites. QTVR views of some of the major Greek sites.

Greek Landscapes: Greek Art from major museums and archaeological sites.

Ancient Greece: Resources on Greek Art, culture and archaeology.

The Development of Greek Pottery.

Metis QTVR: QTVR images of major Greek sites including the Acropolis, Delphi, and Mycenae.

The Museum of the Goddess Athena.

Virtuelles Antiken Museum: this virtual collection of major monuments of Classical sculpture includes QTVR images of major works that allow for 360 degree views of major works. For these see page entitled Hauptwerke.


Roman Art and Architecture.

Roman Fora:

Forum of Trajan

Images of Rome

Virtual Rome

The Colosseum: Emblem of Rome, by Keith Hopkins which is part of the BBC site dedicated to the Romans.

Medieval General:

The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies. A very useful collection of links to a wide range of aspects of medieval culture and medievalism.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook. An invaluable collection of primary sources for Medieval culture.

Images of Medieval Art and Architecture. Produced by Alison Stones at the University of Pittsburgh, this site is especially useful for English and French medieval architecture. Of special note are the pages dedicated to major buildings like the church of Mary Magdalene at Vézelay, and Chartres Cathedral.

Catholic Encyclopedia.

The Orb: On-Line Reference Book for Medieval Studies.

The WWW Virtual Library History Index: Medieval Europe

Material Culture Linkspages for the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.


Medieval Manuscripts :

Medieval Writing, Heritage and Data Source

Bibliography of Medieval and Modern Manuscript Catalogs.

Corsair: the Online Resource of the Pierpont Morgan Library

Digital Scriptorium


The Age of Charles V (Bibliothèque nationale)

The British Library Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Glossary of terms related to medieval manuscripts

Liber Floridus: on-line catalogs of medieval manuscripts in the Bibliothèque Mazarine and the Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève, both in Paris.

Clothing in Fifteenth Century Manuscripts

Sketchbooks and Modelbooks

Christian Iconography:

Douay-Rheims Bible(includes concordance) The Douay-Rheims version is an English translation of the Latin Vulgate, and as such comes closer than any modern version to the Bible of the Middle Ages and the Early Renaissance.

The Golden Legend by Jacobus de Voragine.

Biblia Pauperum.

Gregory the Great's Moralia in Job.

Christian Iconography.

Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ.

Early Christian:

From Jesus to Christ: Web-site accompanying PBS series dedicated to the history of Early Christianity.

Early Christian and Byzantine Art, a course at Belmont College.


Sutton Hoo: Royal Burial.

Lindisfarne Gospels: the British Library Turning the Pages program offers you the opportunity to virtually browse the Lindisfarne Gospels.


Romanesque Architecture from the Digital Archive of Architecture prepared by Jeffery Howe of Boston College. Includes sculpture as well as architecture.


Medieval St. Denis: this page is part of Alison Stones' Images of Medieval Art and Architecture. Has pages dedicated to maps & plans, twelfth century windows, ambulatory and choir, crypt, west facade, and treasures.

Amiens Cathedral Web Site. This incredible site includes QuickTime VT movies of the Cathedral, computer generated reconstructions, iconographical analyses of the sculptural programme, an article by Stephen Murray on the portal sculpture, and primary texts pertaining to the history of the Cathedral.

History of Gothic Architeture. Good images of selected major examples of Gothic architecture.

360 degree Views of Gothic Cathedrals

Medieval Literature:

La Chanson de geste

Italian Renaissance

Jacob Burckhardt, Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy.

Cennino Cennini's, The Craftsman's Handbook.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook: The Renaissance.

Alberti: On Painting.

Leonardo's Notebook in the British Library: the British Library's Turning the Page program offers you the opportunity to virtually browse Leonardo's Notebook.

Universal Leonardo.

At Home in Renaissance Italy: a website constructed in conjunction with an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Northern Renaissance

French Illuminated Manuscripts from the Fourteenth to the Sixteenth Centuries.

The British Library Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts.

Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych, exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, 11/06-1/07.

Christine de Pizan

Christine de Pizan: Other Women's Voices . Provides excerpts of Christine's writings and other materials pertaining to her.

Early Modern French Women Writers: A Women's Studies Digitization Project Initiative.

Christine de Pizan's Cent Balades.

Christine de Pizan's Epistre au dieu d'amours

Lavision-Christine de Christine de Pizan

Christine de Pizan: The Making of the Queen's Manuscript.

Jan Van Eyck

Web Museum: Jan Van Eyck.

Web Museum; Arnolfini Wedding Portrait.

Jan Van Eyck on the Internet

Ghent Altarpiece

Miscellaneous Topics:

On Connoisseurship.

Analysis of Visual Images.

Exploring Linear Perspective.


The Body and Gender Issues

Women Artists in History

Images of Women in Ancient Art

Eve and the Identity of Women.

The Nude in Art.


International Center of Photography

Museum of Photographic Art

Modern and Contemporary

Art in the Twenty-First Century



Yahoo! has a very useful list of museums and galleries. The Voice of the Shuttle also has a useful museum and gallery listing.

British Library: notes especially the Online Gallery: Turning the Pages.

National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

John Paul Getty Museum.

Uffizi in Florence. Images of the paintings, historical notes, news, QuickTimeVR movies of some rooms, index of artists, and notes on the buildings

Le Louvre, Paris. Especially useful are the QuickTime VR views of many of the major museums. These give a sense of the paintings in the museum context.

National Gallery of Art in London.

Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The Frick Collection in New York City.

Tate Gallery: collection is divided between Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate St. Ives, and Tate Liverpool.

Vatican Museums


The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica

Dictionary of the History of Ideas


Catholic Encyclopedia

Style Sheets and Writing Issues:

The Owl at Purdue. Includes an introduction to MLA formats as well as guidelines for puntuation and grammar issues. Especially useful is the section entitled: Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Writer's Handbook.


Career Alternatives in Art History:

Page compiled by Charles M. Rosenberg provides a variety of career alternatives for students trained in Art History.

links checked October 27, 2003


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