Adeliza McHugh - Founder and proprietor of The Candy Store Gallery in Folsom, California, a legendary figure in Sacramento art. While she exhibited the work of many artists over the years, the core group -- the Candy Store bunch -- included artists who were teachers or students at the University of California, Davis, and Sacramento State University, among them Robert Arneson, Roy DeForest, David Gilhooly, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt , Maija Peeples-Bright and Peter Vandenberge. Though all went on to achieve considerable national recognition, they continued to show at the Candy Store until the end. See: Candy Store Gallery Records, 1970-2002 for correspondence, postcards, exhibition invitations, catalogs, press releases, newspaper and magazine articles of the Candy Store Gallery.
Also see: Clayton Bailey Remembers the Candy Store Gallery, in which artist Clayton Bailey shares his fond memories of being one of Adeliza McHugh's "odd birds" at the famous gallery in Folsom in the 1960s and '70s and speaks about the origins and significance of the Funk Art movement.
and From Nougat to Art, in which artist Maija Peeples-Bright recalls the early days of the The Candy Store Gallery and shares her memories of Adeliza.
Art World in Britain 1660-1735 - Publishes primary sources and research tools for the study of the arts in Britain between the restoration of Charles II and the opening of Hogarth's St. Martin's Lane Academy. Launched in October 2011, this long-term project will create a large body of transcribed sources that will underpin secondary databases, to include a biographical dictionary, a topographical index, a calendar of art sales and a database of transactions. The website is a major initiative of Court, Country, City: British Art 1660-1735, the AHRC-funded research project based at the University of York and Tate Britain.
abstract-art - Repository of abstract paintings and sculpture.
Art History Archive, The - Compiled to serve as a library of information about different artistic movements, art groups and specific artists. Its purpose is to educate people about the different movements and show people that there are other movements worth looking at, and specific artists that users may never have heard of.
Art Images for College Teaching (AICT) - A project of its author, art historian and visual resources curator Allan T. Kohl. AICT is intended primarily to disseminate images of art and architectural works in the public domain on a free-access, free-use basis to all levels of the educational community, as well as to the public at large.
Association of Art Historians (AAH) - Formed in 1974 to support and promote the study of art history. A national organisation for professional art and design historians, researchers or students who are involved in education, galleries, museums and art-related publishing, or any other activity linked with art and design history. Also see Art History, a journal refereed by the AAH.
Bibliotheca Hertziana - Situated in central Rome, the institute's excellent library, comprehensive photographic collection and outstanding, research-generated databases on Roman seventeenth-century painting and architectural drawings of the early modern era, not to mention its proximity to objects, monuments, archives and museums, conservation authorities, universities and international institutions in Rome make the Hertziana one of the world's most renowned research institutes for Italian and, more specifically, Roman history of art.
Bildarchiv Foto Marburg - Germany's documentation center for art history. The archive contains around 1.7 million images.
Cabinet of Curiousities - Wikipedia: A cabinet of curiosities was an encyclopedic collection in Renaissance Europe of types of objects whose categorical boundaries were yet to be defined. They were also known by various names such as Cabinet of Wonder, and in German Kunstkammer ("art-room") or Wunderkammer ("wonder-room"). Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history (sometimes faked), geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art (including cabinet paintings) and antiquities.
Dada and Radical Art - Originally the term 'avant-garde' is a French one, adopted from military use in the 1820s by a group of Utopians closely connected to Saint-Simon. In 1906, Filipo Tommaso Marinetti connected the term 'avant-garde' with the idea of the future, thus paving the way for what is now commonly called the 'modernist' or 'historical avant-garde'. During the 1960s, a broad attempt was made to define the notion of 'avant-garde' sensu stricto, as a reaction to the post-war avant-gardes that started up during the 1950s, but during the last decades of the twentieth century the term as such became so broad and diffuse that it was evident it could not signify anything. Since at least the middle of the 1990s, though, a debate on the issue of avant-garde has gradually developed again. This resource guide starts from the assumption that the challenge of new cultural technologies, in particular, collage and montage, photography and film, constitutes the main driving force of the formation and further development of the avant-garde.
Frick Collection - Archives directory for the history of collecting in America, a pioneering resource created to help researchers locate primary source material about American art collectors, dealers, agents and advisors, and the repositories that hold these records. The database is a work in progress that is regularly updated with information contributed by both institutions and individuals.
Getty Research Institute - Los Angeles, California. Dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts and their various histories through its expertise, active collecting program, public programs, institutional collaborations, exhibitions, publications, digital services, and residential scholars programs. Its Research Library and Special Collections of rare materials and digital resources serve an international community of scholars and the interested public.
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) - A structured vocabulary developed primarily for the field of art history. Geographic names from the thesaurus can be used to record the current location of the art object, its place of origin, the loci of activity of the artist, and the sites of the artist's birth and death. TGN contains nearly 1 million place names representing approximately 900,000 places.
Gombrich Archive - Site dedicated to Ernst Gombrich, author of The Story of Art (1950), Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation (1960), Aby Warburg: An Intellectual Biography (1970), The Sense of Order: A Study in the Psychology of Decorative Art. Maintained by Richard Woodfield, Art and Design Research Professor at the Nottingham Trent School of Art and Design, UK. Papers and articles, reviews, personalia, forum, and related links.
Graphic Witness - A site dedicated to social commentary through graphic imagery by artists working from the turn of the 20th Century to the present, with related bibliographic/biographic data.
Grove Art Online - Scholarly art encyclopedia covering all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art. It includes the full text of The Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner (1996, 34 volumes) - the landmark reference work containing more than 45,000 articles (more than 21,000 biographies and 500,000 bibliographical citations) contributed by 6,700 scholars from 120 countries. Grove Art Online is maintained with a regular updating program. Three times per year, existing articles are updated with new scholarship, additions to the bibliographies, corrections, and images.
Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art - Paris, France. An Academic, Cultural and Professional Public Establishment (EPSCP) under the supervision of the ministers of Higher Education, Research and Culture.
Kunsthistorisches Institut - The Institute's resources, including the library with over 360,000 volumes, some of which are extremely rare, over 1,070 ongoing journal subscriptions, and one of the most wide-ranging photographic libraries on Italian art, are placed at the disposal of researchers from all over the world.
Modern Painters I - Electronic edition of John Ruskin's Modern Painters I. The present edition includes 2,500 facsimile pages from the significant editions published in Ruskin 's lifetime, a complete collation of varients (see textual notes), details about selections used in other publications, extensive information on the critical Reception of Modern Painters I, over three hundred images of works of art, and over a quarter of a million words of annotations on a wide variety of topics.
Museum Syndicate - A virtual museum featuring almost 70,000 images of art and history.
Netherlands Institute for Art History - Administers a unique collection of documentary, library and archive material on Western art from the late Middle Ages to the present. Documentation about Dutch art forms the nucleus of the collections.
New Deal Art During the Great Depression - On May 6, 1935, the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) was created to help provide economic relief to the citizens of the United States who were suffering through the Great Depression. The artistic community had already become inspired during the 1920s and '30s by the revitalization of the Italian Renaissance fresco style by the inspired creations of Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueriros. Certain visionary U.S. politicians decided to combine the creativity of the new art movements with the values of the American people. The Federal Art Project was one of the divisions of the W.P.A. created under Federal Project One. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had made several attempts prior to the F.A.P. to provide employment for artists on relief, namely the Public Works of Art Project (P.W.A.P.) which operated from 1933 to 1934 and the Treasury Department Section of Painting and Sculpture which was created in 1934 after the demise of the P.W.A.P. However, it was the F.A.P. which provided the widest reach, creating over 5,000 jobs for artists and producing over 225,000 works of art for the American people.
Perseus Art and Archaeology - Look through a massive library of art objects, sites, and buildings. The library's catalogs document 523 coins, 1548 vases, over 1400 sculptures, 179 sites and 381 buildings. Each catalog entry has a description of the object and its context; most have images. This web site currently publishes over 33,000 pictures. Descriptions and images have been produced in collaboration with many museums, institutions and scholars.
PHAROS - Working on converting historical documentation about the works of art to electronic form, reconciling relevant data with agreed upon authorities, mapping the data to the CIDOC-CRM ontology and digitally capturing all of their photographs. Provides information concerning rovenance and attribution, conservation research, exhibition research, publication history, the history of photography, as well as the history of art history. Search artworks.
Posters from the WPA (1936-1943) - Collection consists of 907 boldly colored and graphically diverse original posters produced from 1936 to 1943 as part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal.
Russian Painting - Russian Painting does not limit itself to posting reproductions of paintings alone but combines them with artists' biographies and with discussions of particular works, schools, movements, and styles. In addition, it provides bibliographical references and links to related sites.
Rutgers Art Review - Annual journal produced by graduate students in the Department of Art History at Rutgers University.
SmARThistory - A free multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional and static art history textbook maintained by Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker.
Smithsonian Archives of American Art - With over 20 million items in its continually growing collections, the Archives is the world's largest and most widely used resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America. Also see:
Smithsonian Institution - Composed of 14 museums and the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and 2 museums in New York City, the Smithsonian's exhibitions offer visitors a glimpse into its vast collection numbering over 142 million objects.
the-artists - Presents information about major 20th Century and contemporary visual artists: portraits, dates and places of birth and death; links to resources with artworks, biographies and articles; art movements and styles; descriptions and web-resources; artists of a particular group or style. Its archive of artists is organised alphabetically and by art movement, style or medium.
Trivium Art History - A free online art history book. Meet history's greatest artists, discover artwork and explore the story of human creativity.
Villa I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. I Tatti's roots as a research center go back to the late 1950s, when the art historian Bernard Berenson left his villa and extensive collections of books, photographs, and works of art to his alma mater Harvard. The villa's location - nestled among the rolling hills above Florence - continues to provide a harmonious setting where scholars from around the world can freely exchange ideas and carry out their research. A regular series of conferences, seminars, lectures, and concerts provides the opportunity for appointees to share and discuss their work with each other and the broader community.
Wallace Library of Special Collections - The collections include materials on all aspects of the fine and applied arts and photography, with greatest strengths in graphic design and applied photography.
Warburg Institute - London, England. Concerned mainly with cultural history, art history and history of ideas, especially in the Renaissance. It aims to promote and conduct research on the interaction of cultures, using verbal and visual materials. It specializes in the influence of ancient Mediterranean traditions on European culture from the Middle Ages to the modern period. Its open-access library has outstanding strengths in Byzantine, Medieval and Renaissance art, Arabic, Medieval and Renaissance philosophy, the history of religion, science and magic, Italian history, the history of the classical tradition, and humanism.
Web Gallery of Art - A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1150-1800) containing over 10,100 reproductions.
Western Round Table on Modern Art (1949) - This abstract of proceedings of the Western Round Table on Modern Art (San Francisco, April 8, 9 and 10, 1949) aims at a balanced treatment of topics covered and a fair representation of individual contributions to each topic. participants included George Boas, Gregory Bateson, Kenneth Burke, Marcel Duchamp, Alfred Frankenstein, Robert Goldwater, Darius Milhaud, Andrew C. Richie, Arnold Schoenburg, Mark Tobey, and Frank Lloyd Wright. This site provides recordings, images and transcript of the event.
Witt Library - London, England. A collection of reproductions after paintings, drawings and prints, of western art, covering the period 1200 to the present day. Original photographs and cuttings from published material are filed on open access shelves, organised alphabetically by artist within 'national schools'. All major artists are represented in depth and one of the strengths of the library is its coverage of lesser-known artists, unparalleled elsewhere.
WWW History of Art Virtual Library - Covers Art History and computer applications in Art History. This Virtual Library is maintained by the History of Art Department of Birkbeck College, University of London.
Yale Center for British Art - New Haven, Connecticut. A public art museum and research institute for the study of British art and culture. The Center houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom.
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