ONLINE IMAGE DATABASES
[Art Museum Image Consortium]: art from North and South America, Europe,
Asia, Africa, and Oceania; art from ancient civilizations is included.
You can do a simple (by creator, title, or keyword) or an advanced
search. In the advanced search, you can search by creator, title,
type, materials/technique, date, subject, owner's name, owner's place,
and keyword, with some Boolean search features. Your search results
display in a Headings List; choose which headings you want, and then
click SEND. There are brief and full views. You can print the images
or download the images into JPEG files for personal use.
NOTE: THIS DATABASE IS RESTRICTED TO VANDERBILT USERS.
Art Library: part of the Grove
Dictionary of Art Online, but must be searched separately. You
can choose a simple or an advanced search. In the advanced search,
you can use one or more of the eight fields: title, artist, nationality,
century, broad topic, medium, location, keywords. In order to view
a larger image and the full caption from your results display, click
on the image. These images can be printed for personal use only; for
commercial use, you must contact the Bridgeman Art Library for copyright
NOTE: THESE DATABASES ARE RESTRICTED TO VANDERBILT USERS.
This site provides a fairly comprehensive set of links to online images
from various museum and other kinds of art web sites. If you want
an overview of an artist's work, then these links will help you get
a sense of the artists' style and favorite subjects. There is some
brief biographical information, as well as some definitions of various
artistic movements. You can search by artist, title (using the exact
title or a keyword), or art museum; you can browse by movement, medium,
subject, and nationality.
ArtNet Magazine. This site allows
you to search for over 16,000 artists who are represented by over
1,300 member galleries. The search box is at the top right corner
of the page.
Gallery of Art
web site calls itself a "virtual museum and searchable database
of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance, and
Baroque periods (1150-1800), currently containing over 9,200 reproductions.
Biographies, commentaries, guided tours are available." Besides
a search feature, you can browse a Quick Index (artists in alphabetical
order), an Artist Index (with more detailed information), and the
This collection of 100,000 slides from the Jacques-Edouard Berger
Foundation contains images of art from many European and Asian civilizations.
Scroll down until you see the search box on the right side of the
page. You can also browse by artist, location, time period. There
are also a few selected essays and lectures on themes and artists.