Art History

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Fine Art: Learn, Look, and Buy

The list of topics in fine art is as long as the line to see the Mona Lisa. And while at the Louvre you have no choice but to wait, on the Web, you can explore at your own pace, whether you're a beginner or an expert. If you want to learn about art and its history, explore online museums, research galleries, read art magazines, or buy and sell artwork, the Internet has all the resources you need.

Art History

From just a glance, you know whether you think a painting is pretty, but you’re probably aware that there’s more to a work’s significance. Learning the history, context, and symbolism behind a piece or an entire oeuvre can enhance your experience and provide direction and perspective for your future pursuits, whether in art appreciation or education. Online you can learn where Picasso went to art school or find the resources to help you devise an art curriculum for fifth graders.

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  • If you’re using any of the material you find on a site for a research project, make sure you understand how to properly cite a source. The findingDulcinea Plagiarism Web Guide can help alleviate any confusion.
  • Most museum Web sites have an education section with learning tools and information about artwork and artists. For example, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art features a "Timeline of Art History" that includes maps, pictures, thematic essays, and links to related museum exhibits.

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Online Museums

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Find Art Galleries

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Art Magazines and News

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Buy and Sell Art Online

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