ACE, The Photographers' Place
ACE (All Camera Equipment) indexes hundreds of suppliers of photography necessities, acting as "a Gateway to those who make life easier for amateur and professional photographers." They also link to 90 online photo magazines from around the world, and they describe them!
The International Animation Association promotes the art of animation and the furthering of international understanding through animated film. This site offers association news, animation clips, lots of articles which would be of great interest to animators, plus information on schools and membership.
A. A. Art
Alexei Antonov's main focus is the technique used in classical art. He explores the differences between classical and realistic painting, gives the "secrets" of the old masters' techniques, and offers online lessons.
A. Pintura: Art Detective
You, the detective, can help solve "The Case of Grandpa's Painting" and learn a few things about color, style, composition, and some famous artists at the same time. Fun stuff.
Alamkara: 5000 Years of Indian Art
See and read about the art of India and the history that goes with it.
The Andy Warhol Museum
This site gives you a short tour of the actual museum in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, plus examples of his art, exhibitions, a calendar, and museum information.
Ansel Adams: Fiat Lux
Dealing mainly with his 1968 book depicting The University of California and its nine campuses, this content-rich site includes numerous photographs by this master of black and white photography, as well as downloadable sound clips of Adams discussing his works.
Apogee Photo Magazine
This site offers great articles, a whole section on workshops and schools, lots of advice for the professional and amateur photographer, and an onsite search tool for current and archived issues.
Mark Schachner has run his Mill Basin Kosher Deli and Fine Art Gallery in Brooklyn, New York for 21 years. Now, you can get both the food and the art on the web! Read the history and view the works of Erte, Mucha, Chagall and others. And order from the deli delivery menu while you're at it.
This is a good place to start if you're looking for abstract art. It contains examples of artists' work with links to their pages, making it easy to find abstract art on the net.
ART HISTORY RESOURCES: Prehistoric, Ancient, and Middle Ages
This is a comprehensive list of links compiled by the Associate Professor of Art History at Sweet Briar College. It seems to be updated pretty regularly and is organized very well.
Art On The Net
The Art on The Net Gallery includes four "hallways" featuring different styles of artistic works as well as a main "foyer" that highlights the site's current exhibits. In addition, they host more than 110 artists (poets, painters, musicians, and more), all of whom maintain their own spaces. What's New gives you an interesting history of Art on the Net since 1994.
Art Now Gallery Guide
Information on art fairs, museums, galleries, and artists abound on this content-rich, link-loaded page. Easy to navigate, though a few dead ends turn up now and then.
The Art of Sebastian Marquez
This Swedish artist produces works that look like oil on canvas, but are done entirely on computer. This site is an interesting look at the artist and his work, and includes tutorials on pixel painting.
The Art Stand
This terrific site, affiliated with the JFK Center for the Performing Arts, offers a wealth of information including a directory of world artists, links to thousands of art lessons and activities, art chat, and writing and music opportunities. Don't miss Kids Rule! with lots of info and activities for kids!
Art Studio Chalkboard
"A technical resource for artists and art students" put up by Southern Arkansas University, the Chalkboard offers instruction in drawing and painting and is happy to answer your questions.
"The First Art Newspaper on the Net" is a great source for current art news, exhibitions world-wide, museums of the world, and more. One interesting area is "Art In Motion", where 22 buildings, statues, or famous places are described, with a 3-D animated view of each section. Or check out "This Day in History." Great stuff. We recommend it highly.
This is a cybervillage for metalsmiths and those interested in their work. You can get advice on working in metal, view works by blacksmiths, whitesmiths, jewelers, sculptors, and bladesmiths, ask your metalwork questions, and catch up on metalworking news from around the globe.
ArtNet Italia is a wonderful way to keep up with Modern Italian Art, in photos, paintings, and sculptures. The site offers images, studio information, and a well stocked coming attractions area. This site is available in both English and Italian.
ArtQuest® offers a way to buy and sell art on the net. Even if you are not in the market, there's lots to see here, and related links are available in more than 20 categories.
The National Endowment for the Arts offers an online newsletter that's searchable, with information and articles. Events are included, as well as several pages all about the purpose and structure of the NEA.
The Kennedy Center created this compelling site, which features all aspects of the arts: music, dance, fine arts, and more. An awesome resource for students, teachers, parents, and art lovers.
Created by the Getty Center for education, the ArtsEdNet provides several services to Art educators. A few of these services include lesson plans for "those who are looking for clearly defined ways to teach discipline-based art education," listings of projects and grants, contests for art students, and an e-mailing list for discussions.
The Australian National University offers access to more than 27,000 images concerned with the history of art and architecture. There is now a "recovery fee" for viewing most of the enlargements, but you can visit all of the areas and see 1/16 of the images for free.
This is "the on-line journal for the study and exhibition of the arts of Asia." Fascinating exhibitions, articles, and galleries.
Barbara Safran Studios
This attractive site offers very detailed lessons in watercolor painting from Canadian artist Barbara Safran. It also offers a chance to get to know her and to view lovely reproductions of her work.
Bingham Gallery Online
Bingham Gallery specializes in American artists and there's a wealth of information here on these artists and their work. Don't miss "Bingham's Top Ten Rules for Collecting Fine Art."
A large online collection of Carribean art. Beautifully done, though some scrolling is required to see the whole image. Bandwidth-impaired, beware....
Burren College of Art
General information on Ireland's Burren College of Art, including programs and courses, weekend workshops, and a handy index. Not much on graphics, but the ones it has are nicely done, especially the opening page shot of the school's castle and surrounding country.
Carol Jackson Presents Fine Art
Carol Jackson has developed an incredible resource of fine art. You can search by artist, by artist's nationality, and by time frame.
Emmett Scott has created a great spot for a child to draw cartoons, read stories and poems, solve puzzles, and enjoy jokes and riddles. A bit slow to load in spots.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Christo, famous for wrapping and tenting on a grand scale, has his works featured on this page, which includes pictures and fairly detailed descriptions.
Cirque de la Mama
This small but creatively designed site features works from a small number of artists displayed on "The Wall." Exhibits change, so you need to check back periodically.
Just as it says, this site features over 30 clouds images, complete with technical and inspirational commentary. As the creators put it, the clouds are "copyright free and available for download."
The Collector's Guide to the Art of New Mexico
This site offers a view of Southwestern Art and its history, concentrating on the cities of Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos. It provides color pictures of works, museums and their locations, information on upcoming events, as well as useful information about the cities themselves.
Conwy Camera Club
Come here for some lovely pictures of Wales, or for hints to improve your own attempts at photography, or, if you're in Conwy, for the ambitious winter schedule of meeting topics of the Conwy Camera Club.
The Craft Resource Guide
This is a great resource if you're looking for schools that offer degrees or non-degree classes in a variety of art and craft areas, like glass and metal work, fiber art, weaving, quilting, sculpting, and more. There are also listings and links to craft organizations and magazines.
"Europe's cultural news site," Culturekiosque offers happenings, features, interviews, and comment on art and archaeology, music of many kinds, international cuisine, business, technology, and more. This is what's going on in Europe and elsewhere, delivered with flair in English, French, and (partially) German.
Cyber Antique Mall
This lovely "on-line community for lovers of antiques & collectibles" offers vendor booths and an online bookstore to browse, a number of useful articles for the enthusiast, an appraisal service, and more.
Dale Chihuly is a glass blower and in 1992 he was named America's first National Living Treasure by the 50 U.S. governors. His work is amazing. My favorite series is his chandeliers.
The Dali Virtual Museum of Art
A very graphics-intensive Web site loaded with background on Salvador Dali and featuring an extensive gallery of his work.
The Detroit Institute of Arts
This site is very well put together. You can search the site, check out the gallery, and learn about the exhibitions. Not a lot of the collections are online, but those that are have detailed information.
Diego Rivera Web Museum
This Mexican muralist's beautiful paintings are showcased on this site. Rivera's most famous for his depiction of Mexican history and his use of strong color and simple images. A good place to get a feel for the artist and his work.
Discovery of a Palaeolithic painted cave at Vallon - Pont-d'Arc(Ardeche)
This is the fascinating story (complete with color pictures) of the recent discovery of a network of caves in France filled with 20,000-year-old wall art.
Egypt and Art
This attractive, easily navigated site offers a large amount of information on Egypt. Artist Richard Deurer includes his photographs, which focus on past and current Egypt. Check out the Time Warp Gallery for his whimsical Ancient Egypt paintings or visit the gallery store and purchase a lithograph. Egypt links, map, children's section, search engine.
The Electric Gallery
This extensive, colorful, and well-thought-out site includes jazz and blues art, southwest, folk, and contemporary artworks, to name a few. It also includes an informative "walking tour."
Explore the Art World
This site is dedicated to increasing people's contemporary art understanding and appreciation. The Fine Art Gallery is well worth the visit, with art from the likes of Andy Warholl, Steve Kaufman, Susan Rios, and Linnea Pergola. There is also a Poster Gallery and an Art Audition area, and you can perform art searches, jump to museums, and learn about art terms as well as art styles.
This is a great site from the Australian Canberra School of Art. It's all about glass art with instructions for casting, blowing, cutting, printing, and painting. There's also a gallery so you can check out what the students and professors have done, e-mail addresses of the students so you can ask questions, and a links page.
The Guggenheim Museum
This site includes all four Guggenheim museums, those in New York and Venice with their own history, membership, current exhibits, and museum store information. The Guggenheim in Bilboa, Spain will open summer of 1997 and there is design and planning information here.
A History of Photography
Summarizing photography from its beginnings through 1920, this is a text presentation with information on the contributions of dozens of people and processes in early photography. It's an excellent resource, well organized for ease of use.
Images Photographic Gallery
Created to promote fine arts on the Internet, this site is a haven for unknown and younger artists to showcase their work. Information about the artists' work is also included, and a great insight into the material. Oh, did we mention the entire thing is gorgeous?
After falling from a boring art museum lecture and landing "inside" a painting by Van Gogh, you can read about the artist, style, location, and more, in a fun and interesting "adventure in art history." With excellent use of color, image, and word, this is big fun!
International Center of Photography
This site is the online location of the International Center of Photography. Not only does it house information about current exhibitions in house, it also offers an exhibition on the web. This site, nicely done, is well worth the visit.
Joan Irvine: The Pop-up Lady
Joan Irvine, Canadian teacher and author of pop-up books, shares here the story of her work, pictures and descriptions of her books, and great step-by-step illustrated directions for making your own pop-up card. Her clear, relaxed, and friendly style is a joy!
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design
Quality images from both their permanent collections and their temporary collections fill this site. Works include those by Frank Stella, Nancy Graves, and Georgia O'Keefe.
Leonardo da Vinci
From the Museum of Science in Boston, this is an excellent Leonardo da Vinci site. See QuickTime movies of the Leonardo ("Scientist, Inventor, Artist") exhibit the museum hosted in the summer of 1997 and use multimedia presentations to learn about the Renaissance and this multi-talented genius.
The is the site for the Louvre museum in Paris. You can browse some of the collections, learn about the structure and read about the renovations, such as the addition of the Pyramid. And, if you can read French, read the magazine.
MUVA Virtual Museum of Arts El Pais
This is a Virtual Museum of Uruguayan and other Latin American art, available in English and Spanish. Step into the impressive building and see outstanding works of art, complete with commentary and biographical information. More exhibits are being added. Impressive graphics: can be slow to load.
Mark Kistler's Imagination Station Drawing in 3-D World Wide Web Page!
Actual lessons to help you draw with depth! From Mark Kistler of "The Imagination Station," popular PBS TV art show for kids.
Mattress Factory: Museum of Art
This museum of contemporary art has developed a beautiful site displaying images from their current exhibition, permanent collection, and past works. You can even order some items online from this "research and development lab for artists."
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This art museum in New York has more than 2 million works of art, and you can view a number of them online. The site itself is also well laid out and clean; they make it easy to browse the different floors.
Mobiles / Kinetic Sculpture
This site splits into two exhibits. The first is of an artificial artist, a computer vision system "that describes its visual experiences in sculpture." The second is of human artist, Matthew Brand, trying to stay one step ahead of the machine. Beautiful site.
The Muse Image Gallery
"Specializing in contemporary, visionary, folk, self-taught, grass-roots, outsider, emerging and global (Haitian, African and more) art and artists," The Muse Image Gallery is located in Santa Fe. In addition to examples of artists' works with limited exposition, the site offers links to Haitian, Art, and New Mexico sites.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Extensive information about MoMA and excerpts from the famed museum's collections are showcased on this beautifully designed page.
The National Gallery of Canada
This site includes information on the art collections, tours, and activities of the Canadian National Gallery, as well as information on its library and resources for teachers and students.
The National Museum of American Art
Part of the Smithsonian Institution, NMAA displays the arts of the United States from colonial times to the present. On this comprehensive site, the museum offers a sampling of its huge collection, accompanying historical information, and summaries of its publications, research programs, and education aids.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts
This online home of the National Museum of Women in the Arts offers lots of information for the potential visitor. There is an online tour with the museum's founder, Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, and great examples of the permanent collections. Another wonderful feature is the artist profiles which offer an example of work, a biography, and a selected bibliography.
National Portrait Gallery
Dozens of animated gifs showcasing the works on the walls in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. There are some new works here as well.
New York Institute of Photography
This site offers a wealth of photography information to the amateur or professional photographer. Tips on equipment and technique, photo contests, a compendium of recent topics, information on home-study courses available at NYI, and more. Nicely put together.
Oatmeal Box Pinhole Photography
This is a terrific site where you can learn all you need to know to make your own oatmeal box camera, take pictures with it, and develop them. It's very well organized, with great directions and lots of pictures of kids making and using their cameras, plus a gallery of oatmeal box pictures, and descriptions of other pinhole photo sites.
This site is definitely for the fine art photography enthusiast. The "Gallery" offers current and archived exhibitions and is almost as much fun as going to a real gallery. Pages load nicely and the photographs are given the attention they deserve. The "Journal" section also has a lot to offer!
Photographers News Network
This site was created by two guys who wanted to open a photographer's hangout in New York but couldn't afford the rent. They've put together a "virtual international photographic community" where photographers can trade stories, view works, learn about new technology, travel, law, more.
This multimedia site includes discussion on Rembrandt's work in both audio and video, and also has a number of research papers on the artist and his work.
A stunning, haunting memorial to the site of the first atomic bomb dropping.
The Resource Library Magazine
American representational art is the focus of this continually published online magazine, presented free to Web users. Learn about and view 19th and 20th century American art through articles, exhibitions, associations, museums, events, much more.
Each month, eight artists are asked to interpret a different concept or theme. Their widely varied responses are featured on this fun and interesting site.
The Salvador Dali Gallery
Another site devoted to the works of surrealist Salvador Dali, including some not seen before. Worth checking out.
ShopArt offers the works and biographies of more than 50 contemporary artists. The site is German, but the introductory pages and about half of the artist biographies are now available in English as well.
A large collection of JPEG images allows you to take a virtual tour of Michelangelo's master work. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of description about the images, but a diagram of the building is included for easy reference. Note that you have to wait for this entire page to load and scroll down to the bottom to access the tour; it's a little confusing but worth the trip.
A Stroke of Genius
This is a comprehensive site for those interested in portrait art. View many artists and their work, get some tips if you're interested in having a portrait painted, visit the art bookstore, get the news on portrait events, or make use of the large art resource section.
A Stylistic Journey
This impressive site displays the results of a collaborative effort of Emerson Middle School and the University of Michigan Museum of Art. The students worked with painted panel pieces, an Asian ink scroll, and a pointillist painting. See and learn about the originals, see the students' own work, and read from the discussion board which they used to communicate with museum personnel. Very nice.
Okay, we'd never heard of it before, either, but once we saw it, we were hooked. This haunting art form is pushing the envelope in a big way...which art should.
This online gallery of great artwork is mirrored by a number of sites around the world to allow fast access to as many users as possible. It features special exhibitions and categorizes its wonderful famous paintings collection by period, artist, and style. And you can take a tour of Paris!
Wei Ming Magazine
Wei Ming Magazine
, published in Chinese, is "An Online Forum for Chinese Arts and Culture". One section includes galleries of Traditional, Contemporary, and Folk Arts from China. The collections include "room" after "room" of pieces to view. New magazine sections, including one for children, are being added.
World Wide Arts Resources
"The largest gateway to the arts in the world" is a searchable directory of anything art-related on the net. The categories range from artists, galleries, and museums to schools, history, and art for sale.