Browse and search the ARTstor digital library, a collection of over one million images for the arts and sciences including the George Mason Art History Digital Collection. From campus, go to artstor.org. To download images, register for a free ARTstor account. Use your complete Mason address. Example: firstname.lastname@example.org
Freer and Sackler Galleries
J. Paul Getty Museum and Getty Research Institute
Metropolitan Museum of Art
National Gallery of Art
Walters Art Museum
The Art History InfoGuide provides a wealth of useful information about image and research databases, copyright guidelines, and museums and galleries.
For more information about digital images and ARTstor go to: infoguides.gmu.edu/arth
For brief guidelines on copyright and fair use of images visit University Libraries InfoGuide for Art History. Click on Find Images.
The Getty Research Institute website contains three useful sites for art history terminology, places related to art and architecture, and metadata for creators of art.
Use the Art and Architecture Thesaurus for art terms and definitions of periods, styles, materials, and techniques.
Check the Thesaurus of Geographic Names for ancient and current sites related to art and archaeology.
Consult the Union List of Artist Names for creators’ names, life dates, roles, and biographical information.
This organization is for those who work in or are interested in the field of image management. Information about conferences, employment opportunities, statements on the academic use of images, and cataloging guidelines may be found. Access the Visual Resources Association here.
Bayeux Tapestry Fragment: Harold Comes to Normandy. c1066-1082. Embroidery. Centre Guillaume le Conquérant, Bayeux, France. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/03/Harold_bayeux_tapestry.png
A Hedgehog (Erinaceus roumanicus). Hans Hoffmann. Before 1584. Watercolor and gouache on vellum. Metropolitan Museum of Art. http://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/dp/original/DP818387.jpg
Effigy Bottle. Pre-Columbian. Northern Peru. 200 BC-500 AD, Early Intermediate. Walters Art Museum. Walters Art Museum [Public domain, CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons
Beaker-Shaped Vase with Four Animals. Chinese Qing, 1640-1660. Walters Art Museum. http://art.thewalters.org/images/art/large/l_pl1_491651_prof_tr_t90-5.jpg
Flower Still Life. Ambrosius Bosschaert I. 1614. J. Paul Getty Museum. Ambrosius Bosschaert (I) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA-3.0
Puppy. Jeff Koons. 1992. Guggenheim Bilbao. By Zarateman (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
Great Friday Mosque, Jenné, Mali. Rebuilt 1906-1907 in the style of the 13th century original. I, Ruud Zwart [CC BY-SA 2.5 nl GFDL or FAL], via Wikimedia Commons
Terracotta Neck Amphora. Attributed to Exekias. Greek Attic, c540 BC. Metropolitan Museum of Art. http://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/gr/original/DT265.jpg
Villa Rotonda. Andrea Palladio. c1556-70. By Philip Schäfer (own image) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons
Head of a Buddha. Lan Na period, 1500. Northern Thailand. Bronze. Freer Gallery of Art FS-6404_01 http://ids.si.edu/ids/deliveryService?id=FS-6404_01&max_w=600