Painting Resources

Online

Web

Wiki Paintings

A non-profit and open source project to provide wide access to historically significant paintings. Be aware that the site is structured very similarly to Wikipedia, so you may need to verify any factual information presented on the site.

Smart history

Smart history was designed to be an alternative to the typical art history textbook. You can search by period, style, artist, and even theme. You'll find videos, images, essays, and suggestions for further reading.

Art Babble

This site aggregates videos from a range of reputable sources like museums and galleries. Here, you'll find interviews with artists, curators commentary on exhibitions, and other documentary or podcast style videos.

Oxford Art Online

CSUSB's subscription includes Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. These resources serve as a good starting point to find encyclopedia-style entries on artists, styles, and periods.

Victoria and Albert Museum's Painting Page

The museum's subject page where you can access study guides, images, and essays on the subject of painting.

Museums and Galleries Collections

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