Abstract Expressionism - "Abstract Expressionism is a form of art in which the artist expresses himself purely through the use of form and color. It is form of non-representational, or non-objective, art, which means that there are no concrete objects represented."
AIA Online: The American Institute of Architects - Professional organization for architects providing resources for both practitioners and consumers. sections necessary for teaching art history: Ancient, Medieval Era,Renaissance & Baroque, 18th - 20th Century, and Non-Western cultures.
Art of the First Cities - This Web site is designed to complement "Art of the First Cities," on view at the Metropolitan Museum through August 17, 2003. The landmark exhibition surveys the flourishing of the worldâs earliest civilizations in Mesopotamia and surrounding regions÷stretching from the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean across Iran and Central Asia to the Indus Valley÷during one of the most seminal and creative periods in history.
Art on the Web - Extensive directory of art sites organized by historical time periods. Covers art therapy, conservation, iconography, professional associations, and women artists.
ArtLex - Art dictionary with over 1,700 terms relating to all aspects of the visual arts, intended to be used by anyone interested or involved in the arts. Links art vocabulary to other Web sites. Provides images of works of art and quotations.
AskART - Site maintains a database on 25,000 American artists spanning the 16th to the 21st centuries. Information on the artists includes dates, states, methods, biographies, subjects for which best known, a decade by decade breakdown of 20th century literature in which they are referenced, and total number of auction lots sold and unsold of their works.
Digital Archive of Art - collection of images of paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries and sculpture from the ancient Greek period, the Renaissance, and the 19th and 20th centuries. Artists represented include Michelangelo, Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, Gauguin, Seraut, Van Gogh, Rodin, Daumier, Munch, Arp, Duchamp, Ernst, and many others.
The Getty Museum - Site offers nearly 54,000 pages related to works of art and professional reports in conservation and art history. The heart of the site is the Explore Art section, which includes 3,300 works of art, 1,500 artist biographies, 1,500 glossary definitions, over 200 video clips, online exhibitions, and more.
Greek Mythology Link - guide to Greek myths, containing sections on major events in Greek mythology; individual entries for divine, mortal, and semi-divine characters; genealogical tables; maps; a bibliography of ancient and modern sources; and an extensive set of links to sites of Classical interest.
Renaissance Exhibit - from the Annenberg/CPB Collection. "Renaissance," French for "rebirth," aptly describes the intellectual and economic changes that occurred in Europe from the Fourteenth through the Sixteenth centuries.
SILS Art Images Browser - Large database of images from the collections of the University of Michigan Museum of Art and Slide and Photograph Collection and the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. An experimental project, the site is an example of how an electronic database can classify and retrieve art images.
Sculptor.Org - comprehensive resource for sculptors in all media. There are links for tools and supplies, sculpting tips, schools, biographies, sculpture in museums and public places, associations, services, events, bibliographies, and more.
Smithsonian Institution's HistoryWired - Welcome to the Smithsonian Institution's HistoryWired: A few of our favorite things. This experimental site introduces visitors to some of the three million objects held by the National Museum of American History, Behring Center.
Splendors of Ancient Egypt - pieces from Wilhelm Pelizaeus' Egyptian antiquities collection, presented by the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Includes a RealAudio tour.
Tate Gallery - This museum contains the national collection of British
art from the 16th century to the present, as well as the
national collection of international modern art.
Approximately 8000 images of the museum's holdings
are available for view along with the descriptive text found by the works when they are
displayed in the physical gallery.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Timeline of Art History - Currently this Metropolitan Museum of Art site presents world art from the Metropolitan Museum dating 20,000 BC to 1400 AD. This Timeline of Art History can be navigated from a timeline, maps, or a thematic index. The timeline will eventually reach to the present day.
Web of Arts - site consists of links to arts related sites for art lovers, artists and students.
Web Gallery of Art - This Website "contains over 8,000 digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1150 and 1750" supplemented with commentary on their technique and history.
Web Museum - THE place on the web for all art buffs. Includes tours of renown museums around the world plus updates on the latest exhibits. Exploration of art from the Middle Ages to the 20th century with a
concentration on the paintings from the Western tradition and a
few samples of Japanese work. Provides overviews of the life and
work of numerous artists; an outline of major Western art styles,
with discussion of the characteristics and artists involved in each;
and a glossary of art movements.