Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wikipaintings: The Entire History of Art Online

Wikipaintings: The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts, now in Beta version.

"The project aims to create high-quality, most complete and well-structured online repository of fine art. We hope to make classical art a little more accessible and comprehensible, and also want to provide a new form of interaction between contemporary artists and their audience. In the future we plan to cover the entire history of art — from cave artworks to the new talents of today.

The project is non-profit. The site will not contain advertising in any form and its creators do not intend to make profit from the activities or sale of the project. Initial work on the establishment and maintenance of the site is paid from funds of the initiative group, but later we hope to cover the costs through donations from users."

The graphic above is "The Goat Herd," Vincent Van Gogh's first painting in this chronological collection of his lifetime's work starting in 1863.

1 Comments:

At 3/27/2012 2:40 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

There are also such directories for those with an affinity for certain subjects in art:

www.hayinart.com

Essays and a searchable database of hay in art


Has old photos of haymaking, hay sculptures, hay barns, etc.

 

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