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Ancient Art

The Persus Tuft Project
Ancient art and architecture from Tuft University's archives. Includes an excellent search engine.

Medieval Art

NetSERF: Medieval Art
Complete with links to Franciscan clipart, Manuscripts, Frescos, Viking ornamentation and much more.

NIXNET Medieval Homepage
Over 500 links to a wide range of resources.

Byzantine Art Links


The Renaissance is the name for the radical and comprehensive changes that took place in European culture during the 15th and 16th centuries.

Renaissance Art
WebMuseum's site. Covers Italy, France, Netherlands, Germany.


One thread of the Renaissance, based on the culture, art and literature of ancient Greece and Rome, and characterized by emphasis on form, simplicity, proportion, and restrained emotion.

An overview from the WebMuseum.


Started in Italy, took place between 1600 and 1780.

Baroque Art
A baroque collection including artists Reubens, Vermeer, Poussin, Caravaggio, and my favorite, Anonymous.

Le Baroque
WebMuseum's Web definition


Late 18th to mid 19th centuries.

Romanticism Art Notes
A useful overview. Further details here.


Impressionism originated in 1874.

The First Impressionist Exhibition
In the former studio of the photographer Nadar at 35 boulevard des Capucines, Paris, April 15, 1874, a group of artists, rejected by the juries of the Salon, offer their work for public view. Although some critics appreciate the "new painting", most subject the artists to ridicule. The work of the "Impressionists" will eventually lead to what is now recognized as Modern Art. This partial recreation of their first exhibition is in tribute to the spirit of these iconoclastic pioneers.


The Giorgio Chirico Metaphysical Gallery
Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) was the inventor of pittura metafisica (metaphysical painting), a unique and enigmatic style which served as the precursor to many artistic movements including Dada, Futurism, and Surrealism.


The Dada Archives, University of Iowa
Founded in 1979 as part of the Dada Archive and Research Center, the International Dada Archive is a scholarly resource for the study of the historic Dada movement.


Art Crimes
A collection of the world's finest graffiti.

Other Links

University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department search engine
You can only find the thumbnail images unless you are a student there, but they have rich resources.

Oligarchaea Numbo Polychaeta

WebMuseum: Famous Paintings Exhibition

Art History Resources on the Web

Art Movements in New Mexico
An informative site covering modern art in New Mexico and the American Southwest.

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