Last updated, April 10, 2004
Carol Jackson's Fine Art - The best art site on the Internet. A plethora of high quality scans of fine art.
Artcyclopedia - The Fine Art Search Engine - A handy way to find on-line images of famous artworks by searching title, keyword, artists, etc.
Metropolitan Museum of Art's Timeline of Art History - A comprehensive site, presenting a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world as illustrated especially by the Met's collection.
Art History Resources on the Web - An extensive list of links.
Art Images for College Teaching (AICT)
SILS Art Image Browser - Searchable collection of images from the University of Michigan History of Art Department, the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, and others.
Web Gallery of Art - Search and view over 11,000 digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures created between 1150 and 1800.
World Art Treasures
JUDAICA & JEWISH ART
Center for Jewish Art - Hebrew University Jerusalem; includes information about the Jerusalem Index of Jewish Art and the Journal of Jewish Art
JTS Library Exhibits
Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress
A Great Assemblage: An Exhibit of Judaica - From the Yale University Library
A Brief History of Jewish Art - From the Jewish Art Network
Jewish Museum, New York - See esp. on-line exhibitions
EARLY & MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN ART
Princeton Index of Christian Art - Database accessible only from subscribing institutions.
Early Christian and Byzantine Art - Some representative samples from AICT.
Ecole Initiative: Images - Organized by figures (biblical, NT, patristic).
Byzantine Art - A stunning course website by Dr. Rozmeri Basic (University of Oklahoma)
NetSERF: Art - Collection of links from NetSERF, a site dedicated to on-line resources about the Middle Ages
Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts - A rich and wonderful site, which is searchable and which includes 11,000 unique illustrations from 400 illuminated manuscripts from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands) and the Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum in The Hague, The Netherlands. Also notable are the Koninklijke Bibliotheek's other web exhibitions.
On-line Aberdeen Bestiary - A lushly illuminated MS from ca. 1200 beautifully digitalized and handily annotated by University of Aberdeen; see also the equally wonderful jobs they've done with the Burnet Psalter and St. Albans Psalter.
The Age of King Charles V (1338-1380) - 1,000 Illuminations from the Department of MSS of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University - Digitized images of over 80 medieval MSS, including several illustrated and illuminated MSS.
ECIT: Electronic Compendium of Images and Text, The Piero Project - A Princeton-based research project that aims to "to show art objects in a spatial environment that retains the three-dimensional context and relative scale," so that the viewer can "navigate through scanned, full-color images and other information, verbal and visual, thereby gaining access to visual information that is closer to perceptions of reality than those offered by slides and photographs."
Art Museums Worldwide
Metropolitan Museum of Art - An extensive and well-designed website with ample resources for research and teaching.
British Museum - See COMPASS, database of images of over 5,000 objects from the collection
Gallery of the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
The Louvre - Highlights of the website include the virtual tour and ATLAS its database of exhibited art
The Israel Musueum
Kyoto National Museum
Musei Vaticani - Features include on-line tour and highlights
Gallerie dell'Accademia and Galleria degli Uffizi - Both part of a broader site dedicated to the museums of Florence
Accademia di Venezia
Civic Museums of Venice
Guggenheim Museums - Websites for the museums in NY, Venice, etc., plus digitized images of selections from these collections
Le Musee de Beaux-Arts de Montreal
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - See their on-line collections database
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - One of my favorite museums.
Harvard University Art Museums - Website includes an interactive "Investigating the Renaissance" on-line exhibition.
Princeton University Art Museum
Philadelphia Art Museum - See their special web projects, esp. "Leaves of GOLD: Treasures of Manuscript Illumination from Philadelphia Collections"
National Gallery of Canada - Note too their digitally-oriented project CyberMuse, which aims "to link you to the National Gallery of Canada's permanent collection through the Internet offering a complementary experience, a new dimension in interpreting, understanding and enjoying Canada's visual arts heritage."
Royal Ontario Museum - Progress on new construction can be viewed via webcam
Art Gallery of Ontario
SPECIFIC ARTISTS, MOVEMENTS, & THEMES
Digital Michelangelo Project
William Blake Archive
John Singer Sargent Virtual Gallery
John Singer Sargent Murals at the Boston Public Library
Sargent at Harvard
Chagall Windows at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center - 12 sons of Jacob
Gustave Dore - Bible Gallery