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Art Links

We have selected for You some links to useful sites with information about Art History,mainly regarding Renaissance and Baroque in Italy and Europe.
On-line Museums
Italy
Musei Capitolini, Roma
www.comune.roma.it/museicapitolini/pinacoteca
Only in italian. With the complete list of the artworks exposed in these recently restored museums.
Galleria Doria Pamphilij, Roma
www.doriapamphilj.it
A kind of virtual tour with all the rooms of the museums, but only two rooms have links and only two pictures are available (one of those is the famous portrait of Pope Innocenzo X by Velazquez).
Museo degli Uffizi, Firenze
www.uffizi.firenze.it
The site of one of the most important Museums of the World shows the complete list of the collections, some of which have a short description.
Galleria Nazionale di Capodimonte, Napoli
capodimonte.selfin.net/capodim/home.htm
Only in Italian.
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milano
www.ambrosiana.it
A beautiful graphic design, but only few works are showed, with short description and small pictures.
Europe
Staatliche Museen, Berlino
www.smb.spk-berlin.de
Well designed site, with a rigorous "very-german" graphic design. The section of the paintings is in German only. Unfortunately only 8 works are available, but the descriptions are completed with a Bibliography and even a Filmography about the artist.
Museo del Louvre, Parigi
www.louvre.fr
Beautiful design, updated information, one of the most beautiful websites of Museums I've ever seen, with the possibility to reserve tickets.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
www.rijksmuseum.nl
Maybe a littlo too heavy and the use of Java can cause troubles to some browser, but the descriptions of the works are very well done and full of interesting details.
Museo del Prado, Madrid
museoprado.mcu.es
In Spanish and English. Every month they discuss a different artwork.
Museo dell'Hermitage, San Pietroburgo
www.hermitagemuseum.org
Not so easy to navigate, but with big and beautiful pictures and complete descriptions.
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
www.khm.at
With 60-70 woderful artworks from XII to XVIII century.
National Gallery, Londra
www.nationalgallery.org.uk
Only few works are available, but here we have some of the great masterpieces of Renaissance and Baroque art.
Outside Europe
Getty Museum, California USA
www.getty.edu/museum
Very fast site, the pictures can bee seen even in big dimensions.
Metropolitan Museum, New York USA
www.metmuseum.org
A great site, with a terrific amount of information, well designed and easy to use. For every artwork they give even the Ownership's hisotry and a useful bibliography.
Frick Collection, New York USA
www.frick.org
Complete list of the collections, the most important artworks have a short description.
National Gallery, Washington USA
www.nga.gov
Huge database of artworks, with detailed information about artworks' history, provenance, exhibition history, bibliography and so on.
Kimbell Art Museum, Forth Worth, Texas USA
www.kimbellart.org
Just few artworks, but we have here the best European Masters.
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Renaissance and Baroque
Mark Harden's Artchive
www.artchive.com/ftp_site.htm
Site with some critical texts, pictures and links (in English).
Boston College Honors Program Art History
www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/HP/hp_art.html
Another rich site with links about Art History.
WS 200: Women and Western Culture Hypertextbook
www.u.arizona.edu/ic/mcbride/ws200/gentil.htm
A critical text about Artemisia Gentileschi (in English).
On the Arcadian Theme by Elsie Russell
www.parnasse.com/etpnt.htm
English text about Poussin's Et in Arcadia Ego, which was inspired by the Guercino's painting with the same title (in the Barberini Gallery).
Artcyclopedia
www.artcyclopedia.com
The best site to find a single artwork. The works are sorted by the Artist's name.
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Miscellaneous
Booking site of the Union Of European Historic Houses Associations
www.uehha.org
Castles, Gardens, Parklands and Art Collections from 200 Historic Houses of Italy, France, Great Britain, Spain, Portugal and Netherlands.
Agenzia di stampa ASCA
www.asca.it
Another Press Agency useful to keep yourself always up-to-date.
Exibart.com
www.exibart.com
Online Art Magazine (only in italian).
Lost Art Internet Database
www.lostart.de
It registers cultural goods which were transported or stolen because of persecution, especially of Jewish citizens, as a result of World War II or as a result of Nazism.
In-Giro.net Concerti Roma
Portale informativo di riferimento per i concerti a Roma e i concerti in Italia.
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