Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources
A searchable list of links, also arranged by subject and
countries/regions. Prepared by Karen Fung for the Electronic Technology
Group, African Studies Association, USA, and housed at Standford
University Library. Check out the Art
Art and Life in Africa Online
Art and Life in Africa Online contains information about African Art
and Culture. Some of the material on this site hasbeen adapted from
similar material developed for the Art and Life in
Africa CD-ROM being produced at The University of Iowa.
Additionally, some material is specific to this site (and not found on
the CD), as noted below. Links to further resources on the web have been
added where appropriate.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Part of the New York Public Library, the Schomburg is a national
research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access
to resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent
throughout the world. Site includes online exhibitions and digital
National Museum of American Art
In the Collections & Exhibitions section, browse over 3000
digitized works, or search by artist or subject.
China the Beautiful
The homepage for 5,000 years of Chinese Art and Literature - a tiny
bit of it anyway. Includes the China Room, with
examples of calligraphy from the Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing
Dynasties, a section on Paintings & Graphic Arts, Poetry, and Arts,
in addition to many related links. Also has the Chinese Reading Room
(special software required).
Kyoto National Museum
Provides an online image database with over 10,000 images of over
3,200 objects or sets of objects from the museum collection, searchable
by keyword or category.
Scenery Pictures of China (CND InfoBase)
Tourist shots divided into three series. The first, "The Land of
Beauty," includes the "top ten scenic sites." The second series is of
"Natural Landscapes," and the third is "Ancient Buildings." Also
includes links to other sites with pictures of China, including a lot of
good modern Hangzhou scenes and Time Magazine's "A Day in the Life of
Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti: A Hypermedia Research Archive
An experiment in Hypermedia that has gained a great deal of attention
within the circles of adepts. Also has great pictures and texts for
those who hang out in other circles.
Connecticut College's Wetmore Print Collection
Includes Rembrandt and Durer prints. They own the images and thus the
copyrights (I don't think the Durer family has much of a case). Since
they are generous they encourage the free distribution and display of
Les Tres Riches Heures Du Duc De Berry
One of the image projects
of the ARTFL Project, Univ. of Chicago. The pictures in this directory
are from the calendar section of the Tres Riches Heures. This was
painted some time between 1412 and 1416 and is arguably the most
beautiful part of the manuscript; it is certainly the best known, being
one of the great art treasures of France.
Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture
This Library of Congress
exhibit presents some 200 of the Vatican Library's most precious
manuscripts, books, and maps--many of which played a key role in the
humanist recovery of the classical heritage of Greece and Rome.
ABZU: Guide to Resources for the Study of the Ancient Near East Available on the Internet
A project of The Research Archives of the Oriental Institute,
Chicago. Includes online journals, library catalogs, museum collections,
and directories, in addition to subject and regional indexes. An
Associate Site of the Argos search engine.
Scrolls from the
Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern
An exhibit at the Library
of Congress that describes the historical context of the scrolls and the
Qumran community from whence they may have originated; it also relates
the story of their discovery 2,000 years later. Includes images of 12
scroll fragments and 29 other objects loaned by the Israel Antiquities
Authority for this exhibition.
University of Michigan Papyrus Collection
Site provides a
description of papyrus, a history and overview of the collection, and
related resources. Also includes digital images of selected papyri. The
site is currently being overhauled.
California Academy of Sciences
Includes a database of
pictures from more than 20,000 images of California plants (native and
naturalized) as well as habitats.
Can Stock Photo
Can Stock Photo offers over 5 million professional royalty free stock photos. Free weekly downloads with thousands of new images added every week. Browsing through the library is free, and there are no access charges, registration requirements, or usage limits.
Part of the New York
Public Library, an extensive collection of images of African Americans
from the nineteenth century.
Fotosearch Stock Image Library
Foto Search Stock Photography allows users to search from more than 7
million images from 140 quality stock photography publishers at one site
and is one of the largest stock photography collections in the world.
They can also find royalty-free clipart pictures, illustrations, stock
video clips, maps, and more. Our database also includes over 20,000
stunning images from the National Geographic collection.site with 50 top
photography vendors and 750,000 images.
At Foto Search there are:
over 1,500 images of the Great Wall of China
over 1,000 images of Byzantine Architecture http://www.fotosearch.com/photos-images/byzantine-architecture. html
over 4,000 images of Renaissance Architecture http://www.fotosearch.com/photos-images/renaissance-architecture. html
over 20,000 images of Medieval Architecture http://www.fotosearch.com/photos-images/medieval-architecture.html
over 2,000 resourceful historical images http://www.fotosearch. com/imagestate-rm/
George Eastman House
Includes selections from the collections.
Library of Congress: American Memory
Includes many collections that can be browsed by subject or searched.
An amazing resource.
This collaborative website of the George Eastman House and
International Center of Photography Alliance, is currently under
development. This version is a prototype. Research continues on both the
database back end and the design of the front end.
When completed, the site will provide in-depth access to the extensive photography resources of both institutions.ncludes many collections that can be browsed by subject or searched.
The new site is a meta-search engine for pictures and will be most useful for users. This site combines search results from Google, Bing (Shutterstock in some cases) and Picasa to get a variety of different images and photos.
University of Virginia, Daguerreotype site
Nice digital images of
19th century daguerreotypes, with some historical info and related
Over 2,000 high quality scans of artwork by Mark Harden. From
Abakanowicz to Wyeth. CD of the archive available to patrons.
Independent Comics for the Internet
Art Crimes: The Writing on the Wall
A gallery of graffiti art from cities around the world
auctions, price database, market trends, and a wealth of
Interactive Humanities Online. Over 5000 high-quality images of
public domain fine art. Users can upload material themselves, create and
store notes directly on the image display pages, participate in
discussion forums, create lists of artworks, etc.
Lists publications, galleries, and news and events pertaining to
pre-1945 California art.
A site with pictures from the discovery in December, 1994 of a vast
underground network of caves decorated with paintings and engravings
dating from the Palaeolithic age (17,000 - 20,000 years ago).
The online research resource of the Pierpont Morgan Library. Images
from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. CORSAIR, now includes more
than 5,000 images from its collection of medieval and Renaissance
manuscripts. The images and accompanying descriptions are the product of
a collaboration between the Morgan and the Index of Christian Art to
photograph, digitize, and describe all significant illustrations within
the Morgan's medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.
Dia Center for the Arts
contemporary arts organization. Site includes artist's projects,
long-term installations, exhibitions, forums, programs, and
Etciu Art Network
Etciu is a portal dedicated to art that contains a rich virtual
museum and many other services.
Gallerie DeLuxxe: Fluxus Home Page
Information on performance
art and performance art spaces in NY.
Library of Congress Exhibits
The central location from
which you can go to any of the many exhibits designed by the LOC.
Paintings of Johannes Vermeer
Vermeer is regarded as one of the Dutch Golden Age's
greatest painters. Much information about Vermeer can be found on the
internet. On this page, you will find a variety of resources on Vermeer
and his paintings. Some of the following web sites will allow you to
download images of his paintings, which can be printed out with the
proper printer ink.
The complete works of Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec,
the French post Impressionist painter, art nouveau illustrator, and
Treasures of The Louvre
Not an official page, but
some good images nonetheless. Divided into Paintings, Egyptian
Antiquities, Oriental Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman
Antiquities, Sculpture, Prints and Drawings, and Objets d'Art.
Web Gallery of Art
The Web Gallery of Art contains over 6,000 digital reproductions of
European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1150 and
1750. A considerable number of the pictures are commented and
biographies of the significant artists are given. A versatile search
engine allows you to find pictures in the collection using various
search criteria. A number of guided tours make it easier to visit the
Gallery and to understand the artistic and historical relationship
between different artworks and artists included in the collection.
An extensive collection of
exhibitions from Gothic Painting to art of the 20th century.
Visit one of Wentworth's
37 galleries. Wentworth specializes in providing a wide selection of
original oils, limited edition serigraphs, lithographs, and sculptures
from artists around the world.
World Art Treasures
A collaboration between
the J. E. Berger Foundation and the Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology, Lausanne. Intended to promulgate the discovery and love of
art. From 100,000 slides belonging to the Jacques-Edouard Berger
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