Renaissance Painting and Sculpture, Fall 1999

Renaissance Images on the Web

We are doing without one of those telephone directory like course books this semester. Instead, we will find the images we need on the web. Students will be assigned the search from week to week, and the results will be posted here. Meanwhile, here are some indexed sources to help in the search.

Carol Gerten Jackson

- the work of several years, this site holds a now enormous collection of high quality images scanned by Carol Gerten herself. Images are indexed alphabetically by artist and geographically by date. Do not link to the images, or you will bring down her server! Link to the index pages only.

The Web Gallery of Art

- a very useful collection of images catalogued alphabetically by artist. Excellent scans and plenty of them.

Artcyclopedia: The Guide to Museum-Quality Art n the Internet

- an excellent resource. Search for artists alphabetically, and bring up a list of links to all the good-quality images of their works on the web. Fantastic idea!

The Web Museum, Artist Index

- very patchy but worth checking out. Mostly text, but can have quite good images.

Orazio Centaro's Art Images on the Web - Painters

- alphabetical index pointing to resources on the web - therefore patchy in quantity and quality, but a useful resource.

Mark Harden's Artchive

- a good resource, if slow to load. It includes one of Leonardo's drawings, which is unusual. Quality is superlative.

The Tigertail Museum - First Floor

- a virtual museum with patchy quantity and quality, and a number of the pics seem rather "rosy" to me. The first floor has Renaissance and Baroque painting and sculpture.

National Gallery of Art, Washington

- obviously, a limited amount of Renaissance painting and sculpture here, but check it anyway because their scans are glorious and often include blown up details. Very nice site.

Jim's Fine Art Collection

- a largeish collection of medium quality scans, indexed alphabetically and chronologically.


THAIS - Renaissance Sculpture
- an enormous collection of images listed alphabetically by artist. This site is very slow because all the thumbnail images are grouped on a single page per period. But give it time. They are excellent images.

THAIS - Baroque Sculpture

- again by THAIS, and has the same problems as the link above, but this is probably the most complete collection of Italian Baroque sculpture on the web.

Orazio Centaro's Art Images on the Web - Sculptors

- alphabetical directory to collected sources on the web. Images vary in quality and are patchy in quantity, but a useful resource nonetheless.

The Digital Imaging Project - Sculpture and Architecture

- an indexed collection of links to sculpture and architecture. Nice scans, but the collection is incomplete. Good place to start for sculpture, but you will need to supplement it.

Art Images for College Teaching, Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture and Architecture

- nicely organised site with black and white thumbnails on the index page to assist fast loading. Click for good colour reproductions. The only problem is that the sculpture sections are very limited yet.