An extensive collection of both imagery and scholarship, this gateway covers art history from the prehistoric to the 20th century. It also has links to research resources, art departments, museums and galleries. Maintained by Chris Witcombe, professor of Art History, Sweet Briar College.
"Smarthistory.org," short for Smart Art History, is a free multi-media web-book. It is designed as a dynamic enhancement for the traditional art history textbook. You can choose to view different works of art by time, style, artist and theme by clicking on the tabs at the top of the webpage.
Research centre and picture library, based upon a unique archive of over 85,000 pieces of original cartoon artwork supported by a reference library of books, pamphlets, and AV materials. The Centre's main objectives are to conserve and catalogue cartoons; to encourage research into all aspects and periods of cartooning; to plan and promote exhibitions of cartoon originals; and to service teaching in a variety of disciplines.
Collection of animated films created with several techniques, including clay, puppet, and pen drawings. Selections demonstrate the connections between newspaper comic strips and early animated films and also offer a glimpse into the social attitudes of the period. Available in RealPlayer, MPEG, and Quicktime formats, the films are searchable by keyword or browsable by title or subject.
Dozens of full-color images. This unique collection includes paintings, sculptures, architectural monuments, and objects of daily life from Spanish America between 1520 and 1820, the period from Conquest to Independence. Each image is accompanied by an interpretive discussion.
The purpose of the art in context web site is to preserve and increase the availability of information important for research, education, public awareness and understanding in fine art. Includes indexes of galleries and dealers, museums, artists and current exhibitions.