Friday, May 22, 2009

Web Gallery of Art

So, looking for a place to compare/research cubism... and although this has no touch with cubist art, I thought it should be shared cuz it's fucking amazing.

"The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and a searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Realism periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 22.600 reproductions. Picture commentaries, artist biographies are available. Guided tours, period music, catalogue, free postcard and other services are provided."

The best part, I find, is their dual-window mode, where you can view two pieces of art at the same time, often with an extensive critique, and sometimes with a music accompaniment!

If you click on the pictures there are full screen reproductions>... obviously not sufficient, but something to feel/learn off.

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