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Metropolitan Museum Heilbrunn Timeline of Art

Originally featured in The Scout Report in 2002, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art recently garnered a Webby award for Best Art Website. In the fifteen years since we originally featured the Timeline, the team behind this resource has continued to add essays and works of art to this project. The result is an astonishingly extensive interactive timeline that highlights art...
The Medici Archive Project

The Medici family is widely considered one of the most famous and respected patrons of arts during the Renaissance, and their legacy perseveres in the numerous works of art, music, and sculpture that were produced as a result of their beneficence. The archive of the Medici Grand Dukes contains almost three million letters, and offers "the most complete record of any princely regime in Renaissance...
Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph Of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe

Visitors to the Web version of this Getty Museum exhibition may well have an advantage over on-site visitors. While the physical exhibition features more than 130 illuminated books produced in Flanders between 1470 and 1560, viewers at the Web site have a chance to get much closer to twenty selected manuscripts, using the Zoom & Explore functions provided. Click a thumbnail to investigate a single...
Art of the First Cities: The Third Millenium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus

Designed to complement "Art of the First Cities" -- an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum through August 17, 2003 --this Web site presents almost two dozen examples of Third Millennium B.C. art from the region called the "cradle of civilization," an area stretching from the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean across Iran and Central Asia to the Indus Valley. The site is divided into eight thematic...
Children's Drawings of the Spanish Civil War: A Virtual Exhibition Catalog

Curated by Angela Giral, Emeritus Director of the Avery Architectural Library at Columbia University, this web exhibition includes 153 drawings made by children aged 7 to 14 during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Children were evacuated from the war zones to war-free areas of Spain and the south of France, and many of the drawings show children travelling to these safer areas, as well as more...
True identity of Mona Lisa (re)affirmed

Mona Lisa descendant just grins and bears it A closer look at the Mona Lisa [Macromedia Flash Player] Mona: Exploratorium Exhibit [Quick...
Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now

Taking its name from the type of American movie theater that houses a large number of screens in order to provide a wide variety of movies, the web site for Multiplex, an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), teaches an art history lesson in an entertaining fashion. Introductory comments from Deborah Wye, curator of the exhibition, point out that it was around 1970 that our current...
Sun and Surrealist paintings make for a pleasant cruise ship combination, but some are questioning the practices of one noted art auction house

Many Dali works are fakes, claims former art dealer Park West Gallery [Macromedia Flash Player] Judging the Authenticity of Prints by the Masters: A Primer for Collectors Famous...
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In a city known for creative expression and its free-thinkers, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is a major cultural institution. The site is a veritable cornucopia of artistic endeavors, including film, performance art, installations, and lectures. Visitors planning a trip to either institution will want to click on the "Visit" section, and others with a more scholarly...
Halta Definizione

This website aims to get fine art into people's homes. The fine art medium happens to be photographs of the originals, but they are really good photographs. For each painting, there is a very detailed explanation of the work, which can be found by clicking on the painting. A selection of ultra-high definition images of paintings are available for viewing on the site. Each painting includes...
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