Note on Galleries

One of the major difficulties in creating this wiki was deciding how to organize the galleries from the 18th through 20th centuries. The creators of this project decided that the most simple and user-friendly method is to break up the galleries chronologically. Please be aware that many art styles and periods span multiple centuries or appeared at different times in different countries. As it is currently organized, 18th century covers Enlightenment, Rococo, Georgian, and Neoclassical; 19th century covers Romanticism, Orientalism, Gothic Revival, Victorian, Realism, Impressionism, Pre-Raphaelites, Symbolism, and Post-Impressionism; early 20th century covers Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism, Cubism, and Art Deco; and Modern & Contemporary covers Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Street Art, etc.


Mark Harden's "Artchive" contains images of many essential works of art covered in any survey course. You won't find many obscure artists or rare works here, but if you need a high-quality reproduction of one of the essentials this is an excellent resource. The site is easy to navigate by the alphabetical listing of all the artists and periods/styles on the left of the screen. Each entry has some text and a list of images towards the bottom. See Image Use guidelines by by clicking on link at the bottom right of this page.
Selected galleries:
- Rococo
- Neoclassical

Digital Imaging Project
The Digital Imaging Project hosts images of sculpture and architecture from prehistoric to most-modern times. The website is organized by location. The best part of this collection is that each work has many different photographs from various angles, not only the traditional views. See image use guidelines.
Selected galleries:
- Karlskirche, Vienna

Flickr Groups

Flickr Groups are themed image collections created by members of the Flickr photograph-sharing community. There are thousands of Flickr Groups, and more are created daily. The size and quality of images within the groups varies, but overall I am impressed with the images I find there. Copyright protection varies by photographer. A very popular protection on the site is the Creative Commons license, which allows anyone to use, distribute, and change the photograph as long as attribution is given to the creator. To the right of each photograph the copyright information is displayed.
Selected groups:
- 18th Century, Age of Reason
- 18th Century Fashion
- Georgian Architecture
- Marie Antoinette Last Queen of France
- Versailles

Historic Illustrations

The Historic Illustrations of Art and Architecture Project contains 351 scans of late 19th to early 20th century illustrations of mostly architecture and some art. The collection can be searched, browsed, or you can view the entire collection at once. All the image are open to use by the public.
Selected galleries:
- 18th Century

Olga's Gallery

Olga's Gallery is collection of over 12,000 images of works of art from around the world and it was created by a family whose original purpose was to teach art history to children. Most artist pages include a brief biography as well as a list of images with thumbnails. When using an image from this site, it is requested that credit be given, including the URL of the website. See image use guidelines.
Selected galleries:
- Rococo
- Neoclassicism

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons is a huge media repository maintained by volunteers. The website has hundreds of thousands of files of images, sounds, and videos for many disciplines. The Art section allows you to browse images from various access points, such as country, culture, genre, period, artist, collectors, etc. Navigation through the various links of the site can be time-consuming, so if you are searching for a specific artwork or artist it would be best to use the search feature (since images are hidden until you get to the most specific category). All of the media files on the site are supposed to be available for educational use-- the specific license conditions of each file can be found on their description pages.
Selected galleries:
- Rococo
- Neoclassicism

World Architecture

The World Architectural History Survey is a collection of architecture photographs from prehistory to contemporary times. The project was created at Bryn Mawr College and the images are to be used for non-profit educational purposes. The site is easy to navigate and most of the images are accessible just one click away from the front page.
Selected galleries:
- Rococo France
- Rococo Austria & Germany
- Georgian England
- 18th Century Italy
- Enlightenment France
- 18th Century United States

World Images Kiosk

The World Images Kiosk is a collection of over 50,000 images hosted by California State University. The collection is very multi-cultural and it's a great resource for non-western art, which can often be difficult to find online in English. All images may be used freely for educational purposes. Be patient--the pages load slowly.
Selected galleries:
- American 17-18th c. Painting
- American 17th-18th c. Architecture
- Romanticism
- French 18th c. Painting
- French 18th c. Sculpture & Applied Arts
- Rococo Painting
- Rococo Architecture
- 18th Century Portraits
- Neoclassic Painting
- Neoclassical Architecture
- Neoclassic Sculpture
- Graphic Arts 18th Century