Valtat, precursor of fauvism. A wonderful site realized
by the artist's grandson.
- This site will let you find
all the artists that mattered in every art movements,
the definition of the different art movement and a
list of museums worldwide. All artists are linked
to the museums which have their artworks, as well
as sites offering image archives.
des Musées de France - Base Joconde (French
- Not a very easy site to use,
but a great source to find artists or artworks available
in French Museums (many french museums don't have
websites or don't give details of their collections
online). Images only on pieces which are in the public
domain. Two ways to search:
the simple search: "Recherches guidées
par listes", select the area you're interested
into, and on the next page, click on the name in the
list that is closer to what you are looking for. You'll
get a new alphabetical list, with the complete list
of artists or paintings or movement.
advanced search: "Recherche experte".
Enter your keyword(s) and search the database. I think
this one is easier to use when you know what you're
- For Monet's lovers, a site realized
by the town of Givervy where Monet spend his last
43 years. The site offers a visit of his garden, the
museum, his house, as well as a retrospective of Monet's
life and paintings. There is also other information
for those who would like to spend some time in Giverny.
- This site is realized by The
Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Netherland. A must-see
site for all those interested in Van Gogh. Beautiful
collections, and an exhaustive biography of the painter.
- The Magritte Site offers links
to museums owning Magritte's works, biography, books,
cd-roms, and shop.
- Mike Harden Artchive Site. A
very complete site for everybody looking for information
on artists and art movements. And if you want to help
this site, you can help by donating some money or
buying through Mike Harden website.
- Biographies of artists and image
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
(French website) - Biography, photos and paintings
Phillips Collection - The Story behind the Masterpiece:
The Phillips Collection, owner of the beautiful and
well known painting, le Déjeuner des Canotiers
or Luncheon of the Boating Party, has created a wonderful
webpage to explain everything on the painting: who's
who, where it took place, the process about the painting,
and much more. There is also a list of books to learn
more on the subject
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