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Mark Harden's Artchive

Curated by Mark Harden, the Artchive presents a useful collection of art images, text, and articles for art historians from armchair to professional levels. The Artchive itself contains some 2,300 scans of works by more than 200 artists, all accompanied by at least identifying titles, dates, artists's names, and a physical description of the original work. Harden believes that art reproductions...

http://www.artchive.com/
Web Gallery of Art

This Website "contains over 10,000 digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1150 and 1800" supplemented with commentary on their technique and history. The site has been online since 1996, but updates regularly, adding images, works of new artists, and new commentaries as well as revising commentaries on previously featured artists such as Andrea del...

https://www.wga.hu/index1.html
Artefacts Canada

Provided by the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), Artefacts Canada allows users to search and browse information about and images of millions of objects from Canadian museums and archaeological sites. The Humanities section includes all forms of visual art, clothing, jewelry, furniture, tools, surgical instruments, and other historical objects, many accompanied by images. The Natural...

https://app.pch.gc.ca/application/artefacts_hum/indice_index...
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...

https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/child...
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...

https://www.haltadefinizione.com/en/
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Imperial War Museums: Google Cultural Institute

Many institutions, such as the Imperial War Museums in Britain, are choosing to partner up with the Google Cultural Institute to host digital exhibitions online. On this corner of its site, visitors can explore different collections, artists, and artworks related to World War One. Currently, there are 78 items in total, including wonderful paintings by John Singer Sargent and Henry Tonks depicting...

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/imperial-war-museu...
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Lawrence University: Images & Digital Collections

Appleton, Wisconsin’s, Lawrence University continues to work diligently to digitize its library holdings that might be of interest to the general public. These collections include items from the department of theatre arts, along with items from Lux, the online home for the university’s scholarly and creative works. It's a great way to learn about some of its most compelling projects, including...

https://www.lawrence.edu/library/collections/images_digital_...
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The Walters Art Museum: Works of Art

The Walters Art Museum represents the culmination of years of collecting by William and Henry Walters. Their collection was eventually bequeathed to the city of Baltimore and this trove is an overview of world art from ancient Egypt to 20th century Europe. With funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, staff members have created this prodigious collection, which includes thousands of...

https://art.thewalters.org/
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Saskia Art Images (CARLI)

The University of Illinois has worked with the Saskia Art Images Collection team to present this collection of more than 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture, and architecture. Materials hail from a variety of well-known collections including the Louvre, the Uffizi, and the Prado. First-time visitors can start with the About section to get a sense of the scope of the collection along with...

https://collections.carli.illinois.edu/digital/collection/sa...
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Daring Methods: The Prints of Mary Cassatt

In 2013, the New York Public Library put on an exhibition of prints, in a variety of mediums, created by Mary Cassatt between 1878 to 1898. The show began with Cassatt's first attempts at printmaking, and "culminates with her highly accomplished and technically dazzling color prints.” The prints gathered for the exhibition can still be viewed online at this website from NYPL, although not in the...

https://wayback.archive-it.org/11788/20200107162606/http://e...