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The American Society for Aesthetics and its counterpart, the British Society for Aesthetics, present themselves. The site contains articles about philosophy and the arts, information about aesthetics events worldwide, and links to other arts, philosophy and aesthetics-related resources on the internet (including the aesthetics email list). Editor: Dominic M. McIver Lopes.
Exhibition of African art ranging from masks to figurines. Summaries outlining the cultural and artistic significance of the pieces is included. Presented by the Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia.
Includes a historical introduction (on the period between the death of Louis XIV, in 1715, and the coup d'état of the 18th Brumaire 1799, when the future emperor Nepoléon Bonaparte took power), a short graphical genealogy, paintings, and an index of artists.
Thirty Principles for a New Sociology of Art
In: EuroArt, Winter 2006.
The National Museum of Singapore has created a beautifully rendered version of its 1994-95 exhibit on Indian art. Alamkara is a Sanskrit word meaning ornamentation or decoration, and this exhibit explores this in the context of objects made for use in domestic, religious and courtly settings. The site is divided into nine categories, each prefaced by an introduction, while the images themselves are accompanied by descriptive paragraphs.
Only in cyberspace you can find this museum. William Becker gives you a great opportunity to see thousands of photographs from the first 75 years of photography. If you get tired of surfing around, take a break at the museum café.
Over 120,000 images mainly from the Mediterranean Basin. Users can see only one image from each page, until you register and pay for the secure server. Somes of the images are organizes by country. You can also view a large project dealing with Borodudur, with more than 2.500 images and a VRML model.
Archives & A&MI is the start-up of the Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO), a not-for-profit association of insitutions with collections of art, that are creating a digital library of their holdings for licensing to educational users. One of their activities is to evaluate the best new museum sites on the Net.
The AAA is a branch of the Smithsonian Institution. It provides researchers with access to the largest collection of documents on the history of the visual arts. The collection includes more than thirteen million items in 5,000 collections. It includes personal papers of artists, dealers, critics, art historians, curators, administrators and the records of art dealers and museums. In addition, the AAA holds over 3,000 interviews conducted for its oral history program and about 1,000 photos of artists' collections.
Pictures of graffiti all over the world. You can search for special artists, or read interviews and articles on these 'art crimes'. The listing of the best graffiti sites is very useful.
A guide from about.com, edited by Andrea Mulder-Slater. Includes a beginners guide to the history of art: Art History 101. It outlines major Western art styles and periods with non-west styles included when appropriate. From Pleolitch, Msopotamian, Roman and Renaissance tot Expressionis, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Minimalism and Post-Modern.
A glossary of more than 3,300 art terms with definitions, articles, illustrations, and links authored by Michael Delahunt (Arizona, USA).
A collection of cyberart, gathered by Ingrid Kamerbeek. In her opinion the computer is the ideal tool to express creativity. No other tool enables such an immediate and spontaneous translation of emotions. The computer offers a direct line to the world of thoughts and life experiences, a connection from human to machine, almost a merging, which makes you forget time and space and let you dive into the mysterious depths of your being.
An attempt to establish an art colony in cyberspace. A surprisingly and well-designed site that contains a collection of projects, readings, and exhibits. A place where you can stay for hours. Artnetweb is a network of people and projects investigating new media in the practice of art.
An easy to use search engine, with a good design, an ability to search all types of museum resources and integration of different media (books, images, objects, etc). Ability to zoom in the pictures.
An extensive collection of art resources, a weekly digest of arts news and conferencing opportunities.
New Directions in the Sociology of Art
Paper given at the meeting of the European Sociological Associatoin, Section on the Sociology of Art, Paris, April 2003.
For a sociology of art and artists
Only 0.5% of sociological production can be classified as the sociology of art. This marginal contribution of sociologists to the study of art can be ascribed to the difficulties they have in empirically approaching it.
This site was originally created for art history students at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and can now be used by any would-be student of Celtic Art with access to a newer Web browser. A multimedia database of Celtic-related images, maps, timelines, and vocabulary aids with spoken pronunciations. Images can be viewed by period, material, object, or country. The site was created for use in the Art History course Celtic Art and Cultures at UNC.
A site of the world's largest magazine on creativity for graphic designers, art directors, copywriters, illustratorss and multimedia designers. A great site for all graphic designers.
A companion to the book of the same name, written by Sean Cubitt and published in 1998. One of the purposes of the site is to provide images discussed in the book.
A guide to find classical music, opera, dance or theater performance. Includes weekly columms, news about the arts, an artist showcase, and a library of arts information.
Charts of the evolving cultural geography of cyberspace. The aim of CyberAtlas is to commission and collect a series of maps of cyberspace, with a particular focus on sites related to visual art and culture. The "Electric Sky", by John Ippolito, maps art web sites. The "Intelligent Life", by Laura Trippi, is a thematic map that traces connections between recent scientific developments and art, theory, and popular culture. It demonstrates that digital technology has given rise to a new conception of what constitutes intelligent life.
Artists' Income and Gender: Schooling, Sexism, and Self-Sorting
In: Journal of the Sociology of Art.
The most comprehensive resource system for the European modern art. Dedicated exclusively to the coverage of the whole European Modern Art scene from 48 Western and Eastern countries. (English and German version). In "Cyber Community" you will find information on modern art arranged by country or by subject; in "Cyber Museum" you'll find some nice examples of modern european artists; "Global Villages" provides information on art prices and special projects; "Cyber Gallery" provides information on the artists in the cyber museum; and the "Community Forum" give users a chance to communicate with each other.
A collection of images from the Library of Congress organized as museum exhibits. Tickets to the EXPO terrain are free.
Overview on what art is and where to find it. Great site with good services (such a the gallery highlights).
A very nice collection of Dutch poems on works of Vincent Van Gogh, Pieter Defesche, Marlene Dumas, Joan Miro, Paul Klee, Fra Filippo Lippi, Henri Rousseau, Jacob van Ruisdael, Rembrandt and Jan Theuninck. All these artists (and some more) have been selected for a gallery of ekphrastic poetry, realized by Dutch Boekgrrls. The poets are Joseph Brodsky, Robert Browning, Hein de Bruin , J.A. Emmens, Ida Gerhardt, Edith de Gilde, Jan Hanlo, Antjie Krog, Frans Kuipers, Joop Leibbrand, Ted van Lieshout, Lucebert, G.J. Resink, Felix Rutten, Christina Rossetti, K. Schippers en Jan Theuninck.
Links listed chronologically by period (from Antiquity to Modern). Created by Russell McNeil.
A virtual space exploration: scientific research in the visual environments of simulated model worlds an new media art. Frankfurt (Germany). Germnan and English version.
September 5-8, 2008
View thumbnail or large file formats of a long list of artists.
Digital Art Worlds: Technology and Productions of Value in Art Education
In: Foundations in Art: Theory and Education in Review 26: 7-15.
An analysis of student conversations about the role of information technologies in art education. Drawing upon ethnographic research at arts high school, it is argued that information technologies challenge traditional forms of artistic creation, but – perhaps more importantly – they encourage students to question and reconstruct meanings and experiences of art. What students discuss as the “value” of art is constantly negotiated in tension with competing definitions of artistic purity, and this reveals the politics of exclusion at work in attributions of value. Through discursive and creative practices, students reference information technologies to establish themselves as a reflexive community that simultaneously consumes and produces cultural products and collective identities.
The Centre Pompidou in Paris invites all the international Museums, Art Institutions, cultural website and all the people working in contemporary art to discover the New Media Encyclopedia. It is the first trilingual English-French-German catalogue of its kind freely available on-line. It is intended as a source of information, a tool for documentary research, and a scholarly work, but also a locus of debate on artistic practices related to the new media. For this project, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine in Geneva and the Fonds national d'art contemporain have pooled information on their respective holdings in order to provide the international public with a reference work bringing together four major European collections. The catalogue is composed of 7000 pages of information, bibliographies, biographyies and theorical apparates. More than 600 artistes are present in the collection on-line; interviews and supplementary materials are connected, as well, for a more precise explication and understading of video pratice.
Art as Weltanschauung: An Overview of Theory in the Sociology of Art
Electronic Journal of Sociology, 2005.
Offers a foundation for the sociological study of art. It is argued that art is Weltanschauung, or a window into the world through which we can identify and explore the social contexts of artistic forms. The traditional theoretical perspectives of the Functional, Conflict, and Interpretivist approaches are highlighted to ground a framework from which to study art sociologically.
The collection contains almost 300,000 original photographic prints representing an international range of photographers. The collection's documentary focus encompasses social documentation, portraits, topographical views, cityscaps, and events in suubject areas that complement the bibliographic strengths of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (CHSS).
An annotated bibliography, compiled by Sylvan Barnet and William Burto for the Asia Society, It contains over 450 references to print resources about Japanese art.
Mobilization of the Arts
In: Journal of the Sociology of Art.
Sociologists have studies the world of art in identifying role differentiation, the deviance within jazz subcultures, the structures within which the artists survives, or the art world itself as the unit of analysis. This article concentrates on the commercial elements surrounding art.
The Sociology of Art - A Reader
An introduction to the fundamental theoretical orientations which have characterised the sociology of art from its nineteenth-century origins, in Marxism, to contemporary contributions. Readings have been selected which are both representative of the major debates in the sociology of art and lend themselves most strongly to informing contemporary theoretical debates between art history and the sociology of art.
A site that aims to be the most thorough and comprehensive Van Gogh resource on the internet. It contains more than 1900 pages and more than 1900 graphics. And that's just the beginning. The site currently contains information about all of Van Gogh's paintings, but this is really just the tip of the iceberg. The site includes biographical and chronological information, FAQs, a bibliography, related links, and an on-line forum. Editor: David Brooks.
Experience an interactive statement conveying that this site is about creating a mentality of how to experience and perceive a virtual space. The collage of "Bits & pieces put together to present a semblance of a whole" hints to the fact that the space to be entered is an experience of bringing together scholars and creative performers who have already taken a path that leads to multidisciplinary presence. The visitor is invited to participate in a dialogue between different attitudes, and to integrate the more relevant insights into a new perspective. All The "Bit & Pieces" of the site have a special space for Introduction, Interviews and reactions. Walker Art Center is one of the online resources that is definitely a different approach.
Sociology of Art and Culture
A course in the sociology of art and culture, including a nice list of topics.
100,000 slides of the J.-E. Berger Foundation are used to build a specific approach for each itinerary, emphasizing a specific and original trait in order to give birth to a true experience through the new technology.
Exihition Catalogues and Other Books on Art. A searchable and browsable database of more than 37,000 titles on art, architecture and photography systematically selected. It includes international museum and gallery catalogues published form the 1960 to the present and American trade and university press art books published since 1992.
Museums Anthropological Musea Science Museums
An international museum webzine.
Alphabetically ordered list of museums in the USA.
A nonprofit organization of professionals dedicated to fostering the cultural aims of museums through the use of computer technologies.
Find a museum next door, or on the other side of the globe. More than 10 million documents under your finger tips. Explore the famous paintings exhibition with great examples from all art art school from the Gothic Painting (1280-1515), the Italian Renaissance (1420-1600), the abstract expressionism, Pop Art and the Japanese Art.
Don't forget to visit the Research Library and Archives.
The gateway to museums, galleries, and heritage information in Canada and around the world. The "Great Canadian Guide" allows visitors to search by keyword ('what'), by location ('where'), and by event ('when'). It even contains a FAQ about museums and events.
A collection of resources pertinent to Canadian heritage in the disciplines of history (including military and postal history, geography, archaeology, ethnology, folk culture and popular culture).
Contains some great virtual exhibitions.
A large electronic collection of more than 5000 images. Michelangelo, Merisi da Caravaggio, Frans Hals, Teniers the Younger, Juan Carreno de Miranda, Pierre Mignard, Alessandro Magnasco, Christoffel Bischop, Jozef Israels, Mihaly Munkacsy, Albert Gustaf Edelfelt, Susanna Savary, Rockwell Kent. The museum collection of Oriental art contains works by masters spanning several generations from Central and Southern Asia, the Near and Middle East. Exhibitions of the modern artists on-line. Monthly about 200-300 pictures are added.
More than 5.000 images. Paintings from Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Taking Christ into Custody), Frans Hals, Teniers the Younger, Juan Carreno de Miranda, Pierre Mignard, Alessandro Magnasco, Christoffel Bischop, Jozef Israels, Mihaly Munkacsy, Albert Gustaf Edelfelt, Susanna Savary, Rockwell Kent, and others. The museum collection of Oriental art contains works by masters spanning several generations from Central and Southern Asia, the Near and Middle East. Exhibitions of the modern artists on-line. Is monthly adding about 200-300 pictures.
An encyclopedic collection of 30,000 objects spanning nearly 4,000 years of art history.
The ImageBase is a searchable image and text database of objects from the collections of the FAMSF. The image collection (110,000+) is one of the largest imagebases in the world.
Provides glimpses into permanent collections as well as current exhibits, plus the usual menu of pertinent data -- hours, location, and transportation options. The J.P. Getty Museum is dedicated to the visual arts and humanities. You'll find short descriptions and some pictures of the permanent collections, and of temporary and special exhibitions. The Getty Research Institute provides information on several research projects. You can browse the publications of the institute, or search the collections using the Research Library's online catalog (IRIS) that contains records of archival and special materials, monographs, serials, media, and auction catalogs. The Collections Integrated Catalog (CIC)displays links to all public databases and provides access to subject and alphabetical lists of subscription databasesand internet links.
Encompassing the activities of the four affiliated museum: New York, Bilbao, Venice, Berlin and Las Vegas. The site contains some excellent online exhibitions.
A virtual web art museum. Includes the 1st India International Digital Art Exhibition. Presented by Pygoya (a.k.a. Rodney Chang), Honolulu, Hawaii.
The Museum of Web Art is dedicated to presenting the art of the Web in its own environment. It primarily shows graphic design and commercial art. In the North Gallery you'll find "things that work": buttons. The West Gallery is a place for "things that move": communication in motion. The Sout Gallery contains "things that are constant": patterns, motifs, and textiles ("wallpaper") And the East Gallery contains "things that change": time and counters. All the exhibitions are accompanied by guides, which you can open in another browser window, to keep handy while you view. The museum also has a special exhibition and a kids wing.
An impressive overview of modern art. Provides information on the collection, exhibitions, programs & events, publications, and more. You can take take an historical look an three periods in the evolution of modern art. "Modern Starts" focuses on seminal people, places, and things from the formative years [1880-1920]. "Making Choices" is a web sketchbook highlighting 24 exhibitions from the dynamic, disturbing mid-century [1920-1960]. The "Open Ends" period [1960-present] is still under construction. Each historical cycle is interspersed with works from other periods, creating a dialogue between various historical moments.
You can look at the collection and special exibitions. There's a very good resource section were you can visit the Art Research Library, the Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, many Education Resources, the Gallery Archives, and more.
Journals & Magazines
Established in 1942 by the American Society for Aesthetics, JAAC publishes current research articles, symposia, special issues, and book reviews in aesthetics and the arts.
Editor: Klaus Ottmann.
The journal has a particular interest in examining what is an art world and who or what are the significant players. Attention to issues related to race, gender, class, or power are also of interest. Full text articles. Editor: Robert Moore.
List of art and art history related sites, collected by Michael Kearl.
A guide to the visual arts. With reviews, feature articles, and image catelogue, galleries, artists, museums, art schools and more.
Claims to be the biggest gateway to the arts on the internet. Links to art galleries, museums, exhibitions, art for sale, art schools & agencies, art history, film resources, theatre resources, dance resources. If you don't want to browse the categories, you can use a search engine with a database of over 100,000 arts related pages:
dr. Albert Benschop
Social & Behavioral Studies
University of Amsterdam
13th September, 2013
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