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Art Resources: Other Online Art Resources
Help with finding the images and information you need for homework and projects in art and art history.
The Art Genome Project is a classification system and technological framework developed by Artsy. It maps the characteristics ( “genes”) that connect artists, artworks, architecture, and design objects across history. There are currently over 1,000 characteristics in The Art Genome Project, including artistic disciplines, subject matter, art historical movements, visual qualities, mediums and techniques, geographic regions, cultural and religious styles and more. Presented by Artsy, a platform for discovering and displaying art that features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions.
Resources for discovering and learning about art online, presented by Artsy. Includes dozens of searchable articles on a variety of topics, including studies of various aspect of The Art Genome Project.
The Archives is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the visual arts in America over the last 200 years. Their holdings include more than 20 million letters, diaries and scrapbooks of artists, dealers, and collectors; manuscripts of critics and scholars; business and financial records of museums, galleries, schools, and associations; photographs of art world figures and events; sketches and sketchbooks; rare printed material; film, audio and video recordings; and the largest collection of oral histories anywhere on the subject of art.
The site provides links to previews and clips from its multimedia content: the PBS-broadcast series: ART21 'Art in the Twenty-First Century and short-format documentaries, including the Art in the Twenty-First Century series, and the ART21 Artist to Artist series featuring artists in conversation with their peers in shared exhibition settings. The videos are viewable on multiple digital platforms.
Contemporary Art Daily publishes high quality documentation from exhibitions ranging from major museums to young commercial galleries. Contemporary Art Venues is a free public database of over 650 exhibition venues from across the world. The Contemporary Art Quarterly archives contain primary research material and documentation: images of exhibitions, artists’ writings, interviews, performance scores, videos, and more.
An online catalog containing most of the Smithsonian Institution's major collections from their museums, archives, libraries, and research units. There are 9.3 million catalog records relating to areas for Art & Design, History & Culture, and Science & Technology with over 1.3 million images, videos, audio files, podcasts, blog posts and electronic journals.
The Web Gallery of Art is a searchable database of European fine arts and architecture (8th-19th centuries), currently containing over 41.100 reproductions. Artist biographies, commentaries, guided tours, period music, catalogue, free postcard and mobile services are provided.
Use the artnet Monographs library to find comprehensive information on artists. This body of Modern and Contemporary artists’ sites serves as a research tool, bringing insight into the depth and scope of extraordinary artists oeuvres. The artists are grouped as Contemporary (Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture) and 19th Century / Modern.
This site presents the major modern & contemporary visual artists, covering sculpture, painting, installation artists, print, performance, photography, collage and multimedia and digital artists. The site includes the current, the famous, established and emerging artists since 1900, with links to web resources with images of their work, comprehensive biographies and articles, and if it exists, the artist‘s personal website.
In-depth hyperlinked lists divided by period, region, and topic, covering art history from prehistoric art through contemporary times, along with links to other sites with art history research resources. Website author and editor: Dr. Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe.
The site pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection. Search the timeline by Artist/Maker or by Keyword (for example, art movement or style, geography, material or technique, object or subject matter, or time period.)
Catalogues raisonnés — scholarly compilations of an artist's body of work — are critical tools for researching the provenance and attribution of artwork. The Catalogues Raisonnés Database, from the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR), features annotated bibliographic information and links to additional resources regarding over 3,800 published catalogues raisonnés and approximately 350 catalogues-in-preparation concerning 2,580 artists.
The database has external links to the complete or partial digitized text of published catalogues raisonnés available on Google Books, HathiTrust, Internet Archive, and other online platforms. Additionally, Database users are able to link to WorldCat to locate the library nearest to them that holds a print copy of a particular catalogue.
Catalogues raisonnés are scholarly compilations of an artist's body of work. This database has two electronic resources — a collection of published catalogues raisonnés and one of catalogues in preparation. They can be searched separately or together. Search by artist name, catalogue author, country of artist's birth or death, or period of artist's activity.
This digital archive contains 3,000 copyright-free Victorian Shakespeare illustrations from four major illustrated editions of Shakespeare’s Complete Works in the Victorian era. Presented by Dr. Michael Goodman, a recent English Literature PhD graduate from Cardiff University.
Citing Works of Art, Photographs, and Images in NoodleTools
Watch this tutorial to learn how to use NoodleTools to cite images in art: photographs or illustrations, "born digital" images like logos or graphics, or works of visual art.
Tutorial created by Susan Timmons, Upper School Librarian, The Harpeth Hall School, Ann Scott Carell Library, Nashville, Tennessee, September 5, 2018, using Screencast-O-Matic.