Art History Resources
Art History Libguide
Check out the Library’s Art History Libguide for an overview of the art history materials found in your Library and beyond as well as information about your art history classes, ART321 Contemporary Art and ART102 Art History Survey II for Spring 2012.
An excellent hybrid of a webliography and encyclopedia, Artcyclopedia collects links to information on artists and movements from sources all over the web and brings them together. There is a search engine as well as categories for browsing that include medium, subject, artist, movement and nationality.
Art History Resources on the Web
An extensive online encyclopedia of Art History resources indexed by period and region. it contains links to relevant outside sources.
Art Historians Guide to the Movies
A website of citations for art-history-related places and items (or reproductions) that have appeared in films.
Art History Writing Guide
A brief introduction to common kinds of Art History writing assignments and pointers for research.
Art on the Web
A webliography of Art History resources, browsable by various categories including some periods, regions and materials. There are some career-related links.
World’s most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of western art. NEW!!
Metropolitan Museum Art History Timeline
An interactive timeline that includes different regions as well as periods. There are also browsable categories, a search engine for works of art, and thematic essays on various artists, periods, regions and styles.
The Smithsonian Institute’s website, containing information on the Smithsonian museums and exhibits.
An independent websource “dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics and outsider arts.”
Virtual Library: History of Art
A webliography containing links to bibliographic information, images, and information on periods, themes and movements. There are also links to regional art information.
Columbia Univ. African Studies Art & Archaeology Links
An excellent webliography of sites relating to African arts, cultures and histories.
National Museum of African Art
This website showcases the museum’s collections and has search options that include the ability to search for specific imagery, location and medium as well as ethnic group and artist.
Ancient and Medieval
Exploring Ancient World Cultures
A website with brief essays on ancient cultures and links to some primary sources. It also has a search engine and an index of other useful sites.
International Center of Medieval Art
ICMA is a society for art-historians, collectors and lovers of medieval arts. The website contains a webliography of related websites as well as information on fellowships, grants and ICMA events.
Perseus Digital Library
This digital library has primary and secondary text sources as well as a collection of architecture, art and artifacts from Greco-Roman times. There are also Arabic, Germanic, 19th Century, and Renaissance materials.
Asia Society - Arts & Culture
This website contains articles, slide shows and other media relating to current arts in Asia, including visual arts, performing arts and film. There are also some articles and images of older artwork.
Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
Not the easiest website to navigate, but still an excellent webliography for anything relating to Asian Studies, including the fine arts.
Chronology of Japan’s Fine Arts
A brief summary of Japan’s artistic history.
Middle Eastern Art
Columbia Univ. Ancient Middle East Links
A webliography of resources on the ancient and medieval Middle-East.
Islamic Arts and Architecture
This website contains articles on, and some links to information on Islamic calligraphy, architecture, coins and rugs. There are some images and examples, though they can be tricky to find.
North, Central and South American Art
National Museum of the American Indian
This website contains information on the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian including current and past exhibits.
Univ. Texas at Austin Humanities in Latin America Links
A webliography of links relating to “Latin American” cultures including art, architecture and photography links. Also browsable by country.
Annenberg/CPB Exhibits - Renaissance Links
An overview of Renaissance Europe.
Giorgio Vasari Web Site
In 1550 in Florence, a book titled The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects was published. The author was one Giorgio Vasari. This website attempts to create an online equivalent of this text, with an index of artists and architects as well as images of their works and translated commentary.
The Medici Archive Project
A fantastic resource for anyone interested in researching the Medici, one of the most influential families in Western Civilization. There is a searchable archive database.