This post contains many links to useful and informative websites, institutes of art, libraries, and links to numerous art museum websites listed by country. There also are resource categories by period and region included.
Humanities resources on the Web. The list of contents includes Art (Modern and Contemporary) and Art History.
“Websites you can trust,” evaluated and selected by librarians. Subtopics include Art by Region and Artists.
Arts and humanities resources selected by subject specialists for lecturers, researchers, and students. Search for your topic or select Visual Arts under Browse by Subject.
Links to art-related websites from prehistoric to contemporary.
An index of art history links organized by period and region.
“A concise reference guide to the major art movements and periods.” Includes brief biographical information about representative artists from each movement.
This “interconnected guide to all the arts” provides information and links to selected resources about a variety of artists and art movements, as well as links to related topics.
An index of links to images, articles, and information about art and artists. Searchable by artist, title, and museum.
Links to research resources, image collections, art museums, online exhibitions, and more.
A glossary of art and art history terms.
Saskia Art Images Collection (library database; on-campus access only)
A collection of 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture, and architecture, including images from many important collections: the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Uffizi, and the Louvre as well as archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey, and Egypt.
CARLI Digital Collections (library database; on-campus access only)
In addition to the Saskia collection, this digital archive includes images from various Illinois institutions on subjects ranging from Pueblo pottery to Swahili expressive arts to historic photographs.
Photos of art and architectural works with an emphasis on ancient, medieval, and Renaissance European art and architecture.
Despite all the advertising, this site is a great source for images and limited information about artworks and artists from ancient to contemporary.
“Catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and other units of the Library.” Not everything is in the public domain; be sure to check the copyright information.
A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 12th to mid-19th centuries. Includes images, artist biographies, and information about selected works.
Links to art museum websites organized by country.