Reference Materials - Art
Provides links to museums, images, websites, articles, books, and more, organized by artist.
The Art of Ancient Greek Theater
The website for an exhibit that "explores the many ways Greek drama was interpreted by ancient Greek artists, whose works are frequently the only surviving evidence of the performing arts in antiquity. A wide variety of objects — including sculptures, painted vases, and a rare fragmentary papyrus — brings to life the rich history of ancient Greek theater." From the J. Paul Getty Museum. Also listed under Theatre and Film.
"[A] digest of some of the best arts and cultural journalism in the English-speaking world. Each day ArtsJournal features link [sic] to stories culled from more than 200 English-language newspapers, magazines and publications featuring writing about arts and culture."
C. Szwedzicki: The North American Indian Works
This site provides artwork by Native Americans from the publications of C. Szwedzicki. From the University of Cincinnati. Also listed under Native Americans/American Indians.
Early Photographically Illustrated Books
"Victorian Britain as captured in almost 1,500 early photographic prints, including works by distinguished pioneers of the medium." From the British Library.
"MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive publishing program with 1,500 titles, including books, online publications, and Bulletins and Journals from the last five decades." Out-of-print books and the Met's Journal can all be downloaded as PDFs. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
New York Public Library Digital Collection
"NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more."
Portal to American Portraits
"Search more than 100,000 portrait records from the Catalog of American Portraits (CAP), a survey of American portraits in public and private collections across the United States and abroad." From the National Portrait Gallery.
Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource
Contains over 2000 works of major and minor artists from 19th century Britain. From Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery.
Public Art Archive
"Within these pages you will find interesting and beautiful images and extensive descriptions of public art from across the country."
The Rembrandt Database
"The Rembrandt Database provides researchers with an overview of existing information and documentation on Rembrandt’s paintings." Some of the papers are in English, some are not. Founded by The Hague.
"A multimedia web-book about art and art history." From Khan Academy.
Vincent van Gogh: The Letters
"[C]ontains all Van Gogh's letters to his brother Theo, his artist friends Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard, and many others. ... [I]n the latest edition (2009), richly annotated and illustrated, with new transcriptions and authorized English translations."
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