Visual Arts

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The Art Institute of Chicago has a beautiful website.

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC: an overview of modern art. Closed Wednesday;)

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NYC.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

The National Gallery in DC is the Louvre for the USA (and the East Wing is a whole lot better-looking and functional than Pei's Pyramid).

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (part of the Smithsonian Institution) in DC has a mediocre website, but is one of the best things about DC.

The Phillips Collection in DC has a slow and hard-to-find website.

The Louvre in Paris. Lots of art.

The Tate Gallery in London.

The National Gallery in London. Lots of art.


David Hockney Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) 1971 Acrylic on canvas 84 x 120 in. (214 x 304.8 cm) Collection David Geffen (Scan by Mark Harden)

Lucien Freud Blond girl on a bed 1987 Oil on canvas 41 x 51 cm James Kirkman Ltd., London (Scan by Mark Harden)

Henri Matisse Le bonheur de vivre (The Joy of Life) 1905-1906 Oil on canvas 69 1/8 x 94 7/8 in. (175 x 241 cm) Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA (Scan by Mark Harden)

Vassily Kandinsky In the Blue 1925 Oil on cardboard 80 x 110 cm Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf (Scan by Mark Harden)

1995 Turner Prize-winner Damien Hirst.


Art Crimes offers a graffiti gallery.

The Head houses a collection of bathroom graffiti from around the USA.

The Museum of Bad Art is a community-based, private institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms and in all its glory. The pieces in the MOBA collection range from the work of talented artists that have gone awry, to works of exuberant, although crude, execution by artists barely in control of the brush. What they all have in common is a special quality that sets them apart in one way or another from the merely incompetent.

The following handy links are all from Jim's fine art pages:


Web Museum The "grand daddy" of them, with 30 mirror sites around the world. Detailed information about life and works of each artist, with excellent scans for most. Many of the images contributed by Mark Harden and Carol Jackson, whose sites are listed immediately below.
Mark Harden's
Museum of Art
Substantial collection of high quality images in the Archives section, which uses vertically aligned frames to make alphabetically listed artists easy to access. Each artist is represented by thumbnails separately grouped. In addition to the excellent images, Mark provides descriptions of significant major works, in-depth reviews of art CD-ROMs and recently published art books. He also provides a well-organized selection of other art sites.
Carol Jackson's
Fine Art Scans
Extensive collection of medium-sized images, spanning medieval period to contemporary. Featured artists are usually accompanied by a brief biographical sketch sourced from Microsoft(r) Encarta.
Boston Museum
of Fine Arts
Mostly American artists such as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and James Whistler, but also Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, and Auguste Renoir. Images of medium resolution and quality.
Galleria degli Uffizi Collection of Italian artists from one of the major world museums located in Florence, Italy.
Web Gallery of Art Very well done, highly organized, with excellent images. A little slow, since it originates from Hungary. Collection focused on 17th century and earlier.


Salvador Dalí Extensive presentation of 120 Salvador Dalí works with analyses of 39 works.
Leonardi da Vinci Museum Thorough presentation of the artist and his life.
Jan Vermeer Outstanding collection of entire Vermeer works, in medium and large JPG files, brought to you by Roy Williams Clickery.
Diego Rivera Virtual Museum Collection of works by Diego Rivera, including paintings and murals. Images are generally on the small size. Site presented by Javier A. Rivera.
Amedeo Modigliani Excellent collection of Modigliani images (avg 50-60K JPG).
French Ministry of Culture 18th century French painters (text in French only). GIF files, average quality.
Paul Gauguin and the Russian Avantgarde Good collection of Gaugain images. Kind of slow.
The National Palace Museum, Republic of China Fine collection of Chinese masterpieces.
Thais 1200 years of Italian sculpture Fairly large colection of Italian sculpture. Many images medium to low quality in B/W, but some good color images. Hope you're up on your Italian.
Christus Rex Tour of Sistine Chapel Detailed tour of the Sistine Chapel, with background on Michaelangelo.


Modern Masterworks A retrospective look at the art of the 20th century. Modern Masterworks was developed to give people the knowledge and insight, so that they can more fully appreciate the art of the 20th century.
The Fine Site A new site featuring only websites really worth a visit, focusing on virtual exhibits on the web, arts, photography and design.
Printmaster, Inc. Fine Art Prints & Posters which can be viewed and purchased online.