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View Resource The Art of Renaissance Science: Galileo and Perspective

Modern astronomy, physics and engineering would not be the same without the contributions of Galileo, Da Vinci, and other Renaissance figures, and this site pays tribute to science in the context of Renaissance art and society. Prof. Joseph W. Dauben, who teaches history of science at the City University of New York, oversees this page, "The Art of Renaissance Science: Galileo and Perspective,"...

http://www.mcm.edu/academic/galileo/ars/arshtml/arstoc.html
View Resource The Bauhaus-Archiv Museum of Design

Arguably one of the most influential schools of design in the 20th century, the Bauhaus movement began in 1919 with its dramatic manifesto penned by Walter Gropius, who stated, "The ultimate aim of all creative activity is a building!" Keeping the legacy of this powerful ideology alive is the Bauhaus-Archiv Museum of Design, founded in 1960, and housed in a building designed by Walter Gropius in...

https://www.bauhaus.de/en/
View Resource The Essential Vermeer

Created by painter Jonathan Janson, this Web site consists of over 250 pages of information on the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, broadly categorized into his art, his life, and related research. Examples from the art area are: an illustrated list of Vermeer's paintings in chronological order that includes both thumbnail-size b&w and larger color images, dimensions and locations of the originals,...

http://www.essentialvermeer.com/
View Resource Mead Art Museum

The Mead Art Museum helps serve the community of Amherst College by making its 16,000 object collection available to both the academic community and the general public. The Mead collection is quite strong in American and European paintings, along with ancient Assyrian carvings and Russian modern art. On the site's homepage, visitors can view sections that include Collection, Exhibitions, Events,...

https://www.amherst.edu/museums/mead/
View Resource Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London

It is hard to tire of the Old Masters, and this delightful traveling exhibition from the Kenwood House in London offers a taste of the expertise of Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Gainsborough. This site was created as part of the traveling exhibit that has passed through a number of cities, including Milwaukee. The American Federation of Arts and English Heritage arranged the exhibit; it also received...

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http://mam.org/rembrandt-van-dyck-gainsborough/
View Resource Contini-Volterra Photographic Archive

This wonderful archive was created by Florentine art connoisseur Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi to supplement his own knowledge and understanding of art and in support of his growing collection of paintings. After he passed away in 1955, the collection was acquired by another antiquarian, and later passed on to Vanderbilt University. Today it is used by a number of art historians, as it...

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http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/cv.pl