The Web Gallery of Art is a project that is not related to any museum or art institution, and is not financially supported by corporate sponsors. However, it does have the support and advice of professionals in the discipline. The website is a virtual museum and searchable database of European fine art covering a chronology spanning a time span from the 3rd to the 19th centuries. This initiative was launched in 1996 as a Renaissance art news site with the intention of presenting this art in the most complete way possible. Gradually, the website began to incorporate, on the one hand, Paleochristian and pre-Romanesque art, and, on the other hand, it began to include works belonging to the Baroque period, and recently it has included 19th century art. The layout of the website shows different sections of the decorative and architectural arts that enhance the user experience with guided tours that help to understand the artistic and historical relationship between different works and artists. At the same time, the collection responds to the need of visitors to find a site where they can access diverse information on Art and History together with the corresponding pictorial illustrations. It is thus a searchable database complemented by a glossary containing articles on artistic terms, relevant historical events, important figures, cities and museums. Ultimately, the Web Gallery of Art is intended to be a free resource and educational tool in art history primarily for students and professionals in the academic world.
Chronology: III a.C., II a.C., I a.C., I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI
Scope: Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Web
Source: Galería de Arte virtual
Owner: Daniel Maldonado Cid (Modernalia)
Copyright: © Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx
Abstract: The Gallery of Art website allows online consultation of a large number of works of art of different styles and historical periods