You will be using this sight for your first assignment. It has a
listing of artists and their works which span most of the eras we will be looking at. It also has brief discussions of the various historical epochs from the gothic era to the twentieth century. This is a good introduction to our section on the visual arts and you will be visiting here often.
good sight for the visual arts component is ArtSource.
More specific sites include--
Rex This is the website of the Pope himself. It has
Cave Paintings in France Also use this site to get to the Ministry of Culture in France--lots of great sites.
Age of Enlightenment in the History of France's National Museums Sort of says it all, doesn't it?
African Arts: Aesthetics and Meanings This is a nice article with images on the various forms of African art and what we need to know to begin to understand them.
History Sites (ARTHistory) Innumerable Links for the following eras
can be found at this site--
NetSERF: Medieval Art This is a particularly good site for examples of the visual arts as practiced during the Middle Ages. The next two are also good sources for the Middle Ages--
Medieval Sourcebook: Introduction
Explore the Internet (Library of Congress) This is a great site for multiple sources--everything from finding people to finding sources on the arts. There is a search engine to make your "surfing" more efficient. There are also several sites for learning how to use the Internet.
Science and Culture-- A list of sites which treat science as history. A good one for developing other perspectives for looking at the art of the various historical eras.
SMT Server: Boethius A source for research materials on music.
Music Research Links And yet a few more!
The Use of Visual Information in Art A wonderful source for understanding the "science" behind looking at the visual arts.
Harmony and Proportion: Sound Design Interesting discussion of relationship between music and math and the visual arts.
"Visual Arts & Communications", A history of the communication power of the visula arts--Excellent!!!
Online Aids for Composing and Revising Another help for your writing assignments.
Randolph Street Gallery Home Page This gallery is in Chicago and is doing some neat things with video.
Troika Ranch Dance Theater You can watch the evolution of a dance choreographed just for the Internet.
American Visions - Home The website for Robert Hughes' PBS special on American art.
English Server Many links to many sites on many topics.
Some other good general history links
The Art of Renaissance Science Table of Contents This is a good site for adding social context to Renaissance art
A Mirror for Mankind: The Pose of Hamlet with the Skull of YorickInteresting essay prompted by Rembrandt's painting of Hamlet
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