·Art lovers are recommended to visit
the following online museums:
a mammoth website comprising (as of March 2005) more than 40,000 images of
almost 4,000 artists. The quality is unrivalled, some images are almost
real-sized (up to 5 mb).The site’s focus is on the
19th-century Academic painting. The Renaissance is less represented, and what
there is comes basically from Web Gallery of
Art; however, this section is expanding rapidly, and mainly
through high-resolution images. Contemporary realism is also available, but
this is basically limited to the U.S. What you will not find here is
Modernist art, obviously repugnant to the website managers (as it is to me).
oInsecula seeks to make whole museums available in the
Internet (though they are as yet at the beginning of a long journey). Best
represented at the moment are Paris
museums. Images are of modest size, but work of sculpture are usually shown
from a number of different perspectives. (I know of no other Internet
collection of French sculpture, monumental included).
oWeb Gallery of Art specializes in Renaissance art (not going beyond the 18th century).
This is, to my knowledge, the best (though, by no means, exhaustive) collection
of Italian Renaissance. Images, though not large, are of very high quality.