Art is firstly a personal exploration. (I know ~I'm an artist myself.) However, as we are reflective of the world around us, so is our art. Therefore, ... I consider it useful to look at the world from the outside
in, for a fresh perspective. To do so, I've created a handy page that
offers information on the artworld from a buyers point of view.
- On Collecting Art
- Art Collecting Resources
Books on Collecting Art
This wonderful art books overview links to some of the best art study resources you can find. Highly recommended.
Canadian Art Resources
Women Artist Info
We tried to offer a rich set of useful links relating to particularly women artists.
Below you'll find many of the world's most interesting & famous museums. This 'resources page' starts with women-dedicated resources, which are followed by general art resources. (I'm restructuring this superlong lists into more user-friendly sub-directories - please bear with me...).
Women Artists Dedicated Museums
- The National Museum of Women in the Arts, washington dc
The place to start when looking for information about women artists. This site, covering women artists from the Renaissance to the present day, includes: images, artists' profiles, online tours, teacher resources, and bibliographies.
- National Association of Women Artists, (N.A.W.A.): a not-for-profit, non-political, member-supported organization of women in the fine arts, founded in 1889. N.A.W.A. seeks to foster artists who are women and offers exhibition exposure and opportunities for sharing that special communication inherent in art.
- national museum of women in the arts: largest online museum for women.
- northern california council of the national museum of women in the arts
- san francisco women artists, san francisco women artists is a membership cooperative dedicated to encouraging and promoting bay area women artists.
- women caucus for arts
- wwwomen, a great search directory for screened sites relevant to women.
- women's studios workshop with printmaking, photography, papermaking, ceramic and book arts studios - a not-for-profit organization. work.
- Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Art Index from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's
ARTStart program features: Rosa Bonheur, Louise Bourgeois, Frida Kahlo,
Louise Nevelson, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Lorna Simpson. The index includes text, images and suggestions for hands-on activities and discussions.
- The Detroit Institute of Arts. Where the Girls Are: Photographs by Women in the Permanent Collection.
- Distinguished Women of Past and Present. This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways.
- The Guerrilla Girls. Homepage to the women in the gorilla masks. Includes interviews, travel journals, and images of the group's posters and actions.
- The National Women's Hall of Fame. Information on inductees Mary Cassatt and Georgia O'Keeffe. Go to The Learning Center to discover activities, resources, games, and contests.
- The National Women's History Project. This site offers educational resources promoting the study of women's history in the K-12 classroom.
- Web Museum
Offering exhibits of a wide variety of art, from Cezanne to Hokusai, this site also features Marie Bracquemond, Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, and Dorothea Tanning. Resources include background information and extensive image galleries.
Artists.Self-Portraits & Representations of Womanhood from the Medieval Period to the Present. This site includes short biographies of over 70 artists.
- Women Artists in History. Image galleries containing the work of over 50 artists from the 15th to the 20th century. Featured artists include: Sofonisba Anguissola, Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Leyster, and Paula Modersohn-Becker.
- Women Artists in History. Provides links to Web resources about women artists. Organized by time periods from medieval to contemporary.
- Women Artists of the American West Past and Present. "An Internet Course and Interdisciplinary Resource featuring the vital contributions that women have made to the art and history of the American West."
- Women Come to the Front. From the Library of Congress, an online exhibition and resource about 8 women journalists, photographers, and broadcasters working during World War II.
Women in the Book Arts: A Selection. From Wellesley College, on online exhibition exploring the art of the book.
- Women of the West Museum
A virtual museum whose purpose is "to discover and explore the continuing role of women in the development of the American West.
Famous Women Artists
(and some men, whose work I happen to like too)
- Berenice Abbott. This online exhibition from the New York Public Library features Abbott's Changing New York, her 1935-1938 Federal Art Project documentation of the city's rapidly changing built environment. Includes dozens of images and background information on the artist.
- Mary Cassatt, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This resource from the Met explores the life, times, and work of Cassatt.
- Mary Cassatt, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. An online exhibition featuring 18 of Cassatt's works. Includes information about each artwork along with background information on the artist.
Mary Cassatt, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Resources related to the National Gallery's exhibition, Mary Cassatt, including exhibition brochure with background information, images, and artist timeline. This site also has online tours of Cassatt's work featuring many of the artist's paintings, drawings, and prints.
Margaret Cameron. An online version of the exhibition For my best beloved Sister Mia: An Album of Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron from the Hochberg-Mattis Collection. Includes images and essays from the exhibition catalogue.
- Judy Chicago. Chicago's Through the Flower homepage. Includes artist biography
and information on Chicago's projects and artwork.
- Audrey Flack. The artist's Web site featuring her work, biography, and a bibliography.
- keith haring
- Barbara Hepworth
Museum and Sculpture Garden. From the Tate Gallery St. Ives in
the UK, this Web site provides display lists of the Barbara Hepworth
Museum and Garden with some images.
- Frida Kahlo
A series of articles on her life (bibliography) and her paintings. Includes a video featuring Frida Kahlo.
- Angelica Kauffman
- Roy Lichtenstein
- Loren Maciver
Lange. American Treasures of the Library of Congress:
The Forgotten People. This resource provides access to the illustrated
reports of photographer Dorothea Lange and economist Paul Taylor documenting
the plight and living conditions of migrant laborers in the 1930s.
Includes historical documents, maps, and Lange's photographs.
- Elizabeth Louise Vigée
Le Brun. An extensive Web site on the artist providing images,
biographies and articles, links to other sites and resources on the
Web, a bibliography, and a list of museums with works by Vigée
- Georgia 'O Keeffe
This Web site devoted to O'Keeffe provides images of her work, background
information, photographs of the artist and links to other Web resources.
more on Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe museum, Santa
Fe, New Mexico.Includes information about the artist and images of O'Keeffe's work.
In the press area of this website, you'll find an O'Keeffe timeline and biography.
- Paula Modersohn-Becker
Museum, Bremen, Germany
- Yoko Ono
- pablo picasso
Ringgold. The any1canfly web site of artist, writer Faith
Ringgold. Includes artist's biography, bibliography, many images of
Ringgold's work, and Story Time, A new story for you to rewrite,
illustrate, comment on, question and enjoy
- varvara stepanova
- vincent van gogh
- andy warhol