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Modern European History AP
Renaissance Art

by J. Cooper | 9/18/14
Print Resources:

Online Resources:
Research Guides - College & University Libraries
Subject Directories and Selected Websites - Infomine

Print Resources-
Circulating collection
call numbers

700, 704, 709 Art History
720 Architecture
730 Sculpture
759 Painting
940 Renaissance History
For Art resources, especially, browse the same Dewey Decimal numbers in Oversize and Reference collections (e.g., R 759 for Reference materials on painting and painters.)
Biographies, at 921 and 920, also contain information about artists, their influences, techniques, and achievements.
Online Resources -
NV Database


Grove Art Online  
Grove's Art Online features articles, images, and image links from Art Resource, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.

EBSCO - EBSCO Host - Academic Search Elite
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 8,500 journals, including full text for more than 4,600 peer-reviewed titles.

Also, by special arrangement:

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Academic and general interest periodicals. Subjects covered include the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  This database is a good place to start your research. It covers a wide variety of topics and is a good place to find new keywords to add to your search.

Provides full-text articles from a wide variety of art and art history journals from their first issues until the last five years.

Project Muse
Provides full-text articles from a variety of journals.

Resources -
College + University Library Research Guides

Research Guides:  Art Resources from the University of Illinois, Chicago
Typically each librarian will start by focusing on the local resources, access to which may be restricted to their students.  So, scroll down to find their recommended websites, which are available to everyone.

Online Resources - Directories and Portals

INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections

Sample sites:

A different way to search for artists - search for a movement (eg "High Renaissance"), and Artcyclopedia will tell you which artists were part of that movement.

Art History Resources on the Web
A useful index to art history resources covering: (among other topics)  Renaissance Art and Research Resources in Art History.

Mintained by the University of Michigan, this portal provides links to Art History resources, including Art History Departments and online Gallery Collections

Art on the Web: Renaissance
This is a very nicely designed and well-selected virtual library collection of over 1,200 unannotated links to useful resources on the Renaissance and other eras in art.

This site was created as an alternative, free, online art history textbook by Art History professors using material from museums world wide originally for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art. It is now maintained by Khan Academy. It features excellent timelines and images and audio discussions of individual works.

Annotations edited from Infomine and various Libguides.
The Louvre (Paris)
Founded in 1793 as a museum for all, the Louvre celebrates humanity's long journey with the remarkable scope of a collection that spans thousands of years, reaches from America to the borders of India and China, and is highlighted by such iconic, universally admired works as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and the Victory of Samothrace.

Proto-Renaissance of European Art
Art of the Quattrocento in Renaissance Europe
The High Renaissance in Europe

The Collection Database is a searchable database of artworks and related materials from the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. An individual database record includes information about an object as well as images, when available. The Museum's curators have selected several works of note within the Collection Database as Highlights of the collection.

Virtual Florence: Uffizi, The Complete Catalogue
"The Uffizi Gallery, founded in Florence in 1581, by the De Medici family, is one of the oldest museums in the world. Many important works of Italian and other schools, dating from between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries, are kept here, including the largest existing collection of Tuscan Renaissance paintings." This guide is indexewd by artists' names. It lists their works and links to images.

The art collections of the Vatican Museums date back more than five centuries. Alll forms of art are represented amongst its collections.

Annotations edited from Infomine and various Libguides.

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