Start off with the Catalog of Famous Paintings that is sure to inspire the artist in all of us.
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism periods (1000-1850), currently containing over 29.000 reproductions. Picture commentaries, artist biographies are available. Guided tours, period music, catalogue, free postcard and other services are provided.”
Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds: The Perseus digital library provides a variety of resources on the ancient world. Here are a few jumping-off places which will help introduce you to what’s in Perseus: The Historical Overview, the primary texts , and some sample art & archaeology searches, along with the large site plans.”
By the People, For the People: 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. Of the 2,000 WPA posters known to exist, the Library of Congress’s collection of more than 900 is the largest.”
African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning “African artifacts have generally been exhibited with reference only to cultural context and use. In view of recent studies of African aesthetic principles and related moral and religious values, there is good reason to emphasize the formal aesthetic aspects of the objects and the moral and religious ideas they express.”
ArtsEdge - “Web site for teaching and learning in the arts.” “…[It's] mission [is] to create inspiring, interactive resources for K-12 learners, their teachers and families,”
Grotte Palolithique – A site containing images and comments from a Paleolithic Era cave in France.
Photography Net Resources – “This list presents only a sampling of World Wide Web photography resources. It includes both archival, museum, and artist sites. Links are listed alphabetically and are regularly updated.”
Maya Adventure – Maya Adventure includes images from the Science Museum’s anthropological collections and activities developed by the Science Museum’s education division.links taken from Simi Valley High School Art Links page