Artsy has partnered with the Museums of France
France is home to a wealth of cultural institutions, and they're finally making some gems from their museum collections available online through Artsy. No more must we wade through byzantine web design and tricky language barriers to access these awesome works.
Check out all the works from participating museums here
Internet Archive has added 12 million images
The Internet Archive, a great free resource for searchable-text versions of historical documents, has now added searchable images to the mix - 12 million historical images spanning half a millenium! The images have been tagged from all of their digitized documents and are searchable by subject, time period, or text within an image.
Like books? Like Free stuff?
Check out all the free e-books from the Met and the Guggenheim
The respectable institutions of the Metropolitan Museum and the Guggenheim Museum have now made over 500 art books available electronically for free! Expect more free digital content from these and other museums in the future.
Browse the Met's free publications here
Browse the Guggenheim's free publications here
Smarthistory is a comprehensive guide to art history spanning from ancient works to contemporary art. It covers the basic concepts of art movements using a variety of useful videos, essays, images, and links to other sources - a good resource if you need a refresher after AHI 101.
Occassionally, Visual Resources is challenged by the limited availability of an artist's work. The French artist and photographer Georges Rousse is one of those artists, but the link below is an excellent source for learning more about the Durham Project. We hope you will explore this to better understand the artist's work and how he creates.
The Visual Resources Association is a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. Learn more about the VRA here: