European Art


Buonarroti, Michelangelo
Da Vinci, Leonardo
Klimt, Gustav
Magritte, Rene
Waterhouse, John William

See also: Ethnic and Regional

Museums and Exhibits

Web Gallery of Art
Virtual museum of over 18,400 European paintings and sculpture, includes commentaries and biographies.

Metropolitan Museum: European Art
European art resources and information from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century.

The Frick Collection and Art Reference Library
Searchable database including some of the best known European paintings, major works of sculpture, eighteenth-century French furniture, porcelains, Limoges enamels, Oriental rugs, and other works.

Yale: European Art
An overview of European art with a selection of images from the Yale University Art Gallery.

Detroit Institute of Arts
A large collection of sculpture, paintings, and decorative arts spanning historical periods from Ancient Greece and Rome to the 1900s, with over 700 images viewable online.

The National Gallery, London
One of the finest permanent collections of Western European paintings in the world.

Museum of London
One of the largest urban history museums in the world with a collection of more than two million objects, including the largest archaeological archive in Europe.

National Galleries of Scotland
Museum of Scottish and International art, includes an online collection with information about and images of over 1,500 works.

European Painting - Historical Periods
An online exhibition from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, includes works from the twelfth to the early twentieth centuries, especially Italian baroque and Dutch Golden Age, but covers all major styles and movements from medieval Gothic to Impressionism.

Brooklyn Museum: European Art
View over 1,200 objects in the online collections of the Brooklyn Museum.


Rhagor: Celtic Art in Iron Age Wales
An introduction to Iron Age art in Wales, includes a selection of images from the National Museum Wales.

Celtic Art and Cultures
Includes images, maps and timelines and vocabulary.

Provinces of the Late Roman Empire (1–500)
An overview of key events with images of Celtic (Le Tene) objects.

Book of Deer
View an illuminated tenth-century Gospel book online, from Cambridge University Library.

BBC: h2g2: Celtic Knotwork
A detailed history of Celtic knotwork.

Art History Resources: Celtic
Brief collection of links from Professor Witcombe of Sweet Briar College.

British Museum: The Celtic art database
A downloadable database of Celtic art found in Britain including recent finds.

Celtic Inscribed Stones
A database of Medieval Celtic inscriptions created by the Department of History and the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

Wikipedia: Celtic Art
An article that includes information about Celtic art in the early Middle Ages, the Celtic revival, and art types and terms.
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Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Museum of art and history, includes Netherlandish painting from the 15th to the late 19th century, sculpture in various materials, Asian art and more.

An online guide to Dutch and Flemish art on the internet, includes museums, curators, exhibitions, events, and special features.

NGA: Dutch and Flemish Painting 16th - 17th centuries
An introduction to Dutch and Flemish painting from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, includes in-depth studies of selected work by artists Johannes Vermeer and Johannes Verspronck, plus the following online tours and exhibition features.
  Dutch Landscapes and Seascapes of the 1600s
  Dutch Still Lifes and Landscapes of the 1600s
  Frans Hals
  Sir Peter Paul Rubens
  Sir Anthony van Dyck
  Johannes Vermeer and Dutch Scenes of Daily Life in the 1600s
  Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered

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