- Art History Resources by Christopher L.C.E. Whitcombe
- Art for Kids: Elements, Principles, and Other Concepts
- Caravaggio.com (for all your Caravaggio needs)
- Essential Vermeer (for all your Vermeer needs)
- Gallica (France’s national library has a searchable database of over 2 million documents)
- The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
- JSTOR (access from an educational institution may be required for some content. Try the free Register & Read program.)
- MetPublications (The Met’s publishing program has made many of their books and journals openly available to download and read online)
- Digital Books from Getty Publications (The Getty Research Institute has made hundreds of their publications available online for free)
- The Getty Research Portal (access digitized art history publications, rare books, and related literature)
- Writing Art History Papers (a handout from UNC Chapel Hill describing the various kinds of writing assignments one encounters in art history courses, and how to approach them)
- ArtSTOR (access from an educational institution may be required)
- The Google Art Project
- The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
- The Web Gallery of Art
College & Career Resources
- What to Expect from your First Art History Course, Second Edition (I designed and wrote this booklet for students who are taking their first art history course. It includes study tips, research & writing tips, and resources.)
- Applying to Graduate School in Art History, Second Edition (I designed and wrote this booklet for people who are considering applying to graduate school to study art history.)
- Caravaggista – Tumblr Resources (A collection of selected Q&A posts. Topics covered include pros/cons of majoring in art history, studying and writing tips, and applying to graduate school.)
- Career Alternatives for Art Historians by Charles M. Rosenberg
- What Can I Do With This Major? – Art History
- The Quick and Relatively Painless Guide to Your Academic Job Search by Dr. Karen Kelsky
Art History Blogs
- Alberti’s Window (an art history blog that covers a wide range of movements)
- Art & Critique (this blog has not been active for some time, but the archives are an enjoyable read)
- Baroque Potion (written by David Byron)
- Cave to Canvas (Cave to Canvas posts a different artist every day based on request and does an AP Art History review each year.)
- Dominus Venustas (a yearlong journey of one girl exploring art and art history)
- Every Painter Paints Himself (managed by independent art historian Simon Abrahams)
- Grumpy Art Historian (written by Michael Savage)
- WTF Art History (for those moments when you see a work of art and think, “What on earth?”, this blog is an honest, hilarious, insightful retreat for art enthusiasts)
Amy’s Favorite Art History Books
… Introductions to Art History
- Elkins, James. Stories of Art. New York: Routledge, 2002.
- Gombrich, E.H. The Story of Art, 16th Edition. London: Phaidon Press, 1995.
- Hall, James. Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols, 2nd Edition. Boulder: Westview Press, 2007.
- Hatt, Michael and Charlotte Klonk. Art History: A Critical Introduction to Its Methods. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006.
- Kleiner, Fred S. and Christin J. Mamiya. Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, 12th Edition. Stamford: Thomson Wadsworth, 2004.
… Italian Renaissance & Baroque Art
- Barolsky, Paul. Infinite Jest: Wit and Humor in Italian Renaissance Art. Columbia, MO; London: University of Missouri Press, 1978.
- Campbell, Stephen J. and Michael W. Cole. Italian Renaissance Art. London: Thames and Hudson, 2011.
- Dixon, Susan M. Italian Baroque Art (Blackwell Anthologies in Art History). Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.
- Friedlaender, Walter. Caravaggio Studies. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1955.
- Langdon, Helen. Caravaggio: A Life. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1999.
- Pericolo, Lorenzo and David M. Stone. Caravaggio: Reflections and Refractions. Burlington, VT; London: Ashgate, 2014.
- Sciberras, Keith and David M. Stone. Caravaggio: Art, Knighthood and Malta. Valletta: Midsea Books, 2006.
- Spear, Richard E. The ‘Divine’ Guido: Religion, Sex, Money, and Art in the World of Guido Reni. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997.
- Vasari, Giorgio. The Lives of the Artists, Oxford World’s Classics Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.
- Warwick, Genevieve, ed. Caravaggio: Realism, Rebellion, Reception. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2007.
… Dutch Baroque Art
- Frantis, Wayne E. Dutch Seventeenth-century Genre Painting: its stylistic and thematic evolution. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.
- Giltaij, Jeroen. Senses and Sins: Dutch Painters of Daily Life in the Seventeenth Century. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2004.
- Schama, Simon. The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age. Berkeley; Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1988.
- Westermann, Mariët. A Worldly Art: The Dutch Republic, 1585 – 1718. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.
… Specialized Studies
- Eck, Diana L. Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India, 3rd Edition. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
- Onians, John. Neuroarthistory: From Aristotle and Pliny to Baxandall and Zeki. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.
- Sohm, Philip. The Artist Grows Old: The Aging of Art and Artists in Italy, 1500 – 1800. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.
- Zadiel, Dahlia. Neuropsychology of Art: Neurological, Cognitive and Evolutionary Perspectives. New York: Psychology Press, 2005.
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