The Essence of Line, a database of nineteenth-century French drawings, contains more than 900 works from the collections of The Baltimore Museum of Art, Peabody Institute Art Collection, Maryland State Archives and the Walters Art Museum. It features works by Eugéne Delacroix, Honoré Daumier, Paul Cézanne, and Edgar Degas (among others) including preparatory sketches and studies to elaborate watercolors and oils. The site allows users to Search the Collection and to Create Your Own Gallery (requires free registration). Highlights showcases key works of art and Albums & Sketchbooks provides insight on the working processes of artists and the dynamic between artist and collector.
The Essence of Line is sponsored by The Richard C. von Hess Foundation with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
“World’s largest artist, artwork & museum database”
TerminArtors is the first community-based interactive painting gallery in the world. From the medieval era to the most recent trends, you will find tens of thousands of carefully categorized paintings, artists, and museums. Free registration allows you to start a blog, create galleries, and engage in discussion with fellow art enthusiasts. The site allows anyone to upload new artworks, artists and museums; and encourages interaction through commentary & open forums.
“Art is simple, but powerful. We live in a wide variety of cultures and societies. Our values are also different and, sadly, many times conflicting in one way or another. Art is one of the few achievements of mankind that is generally and widely accepted and appreciated. Art is universal, powerful, and makes us more human. Instead of dividing, art, at its best, brings us together in enjoyment and understanding. Art is the universal language.”
Kunstpedia Foundation: Curators of Art Knowledge
“The Kunstpedia Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the interest in and appreciation for fine and applied arts, providing rich and freely-accessible content in the form of articles, e-books, and blogs, supplied by a variety of contributors including art historians, collectors, galleries, dealers, and museums. Launched in 2008 for the benefit of the general public and professionals alike, its mission is to bring fine & applied arts to the masses. As part of its mission, Kunstpedia strives to provide an open learning platform that facilitates the distribution & sharing of knowledge.
Mosaic Atlas is a resource for sharing photos of public mosaic sites from around the world…it was designed by the mosaic artist Bill Buckingham who died in 2010. It is based on an initial concept by John O’Brien who has now taken ownership of the site and will look after it going forward. The purpose of Mosaic Atlas is to help people
- Learn more about mosaic art and the artists who create them
- Discover sites to visit in our neighborhoods and on our journeys
- Come together as a community of admirers of mosaic art
The Bosporus by Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu (1913-1975) – Large glass and ceramic mosaic created in association with students at UC Berkeley in 1962 (Contributed by Katie Murphy – California, USA)
“Artsy’s goal is to expose as many people as possible to art. Our growing collection comprises 21,000+ artworks by 3,700+ artists from leading galleries, museums, private collections, foundations, and artists’ estates….We provide one of the largest collections of contemporary art available online. Thousands of works from diverse cultures and time periods are accessible for study and enjoyment, and select works from our gallery partners are available to collectors. By making all the world’s art freely accessible, Artsy hopes to foster new generations of art lovers, museum-goers, collectors, and patrons.”
“…to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.”