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Fine Art Sites,Database and Blogs (updating)


Each and every website/blog had a hyperlink before, but all of them disappeared since 7/15 owing to tumblr’s bug. Please search on tumblr to find the bloggers, and copy keywords to search for other websites. 

This is an ever-updating list, since tumblr doesn’t update reblogged post, please open the original link of this post to get the latest list

I’m a painting lover, though I’m a bad rookie at it. Impressionism, Renaissance, Pre-Raphaelites and Barbizon School are my favorite genres. I love a lot more, mainly focused on watercolor and oil painting. 

I would appreciate any related supplement  to this list ლ ( ◕  ᗜ  ◕ ) ლ. 

Thanks to all I mentioned in this post, for sharing inspiring art. 

Search Engines/Database:

Art cyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine

The Athenaeum

Web Gallery of Art, searchable fine arts image database

Paintings Art Gallery - Gallerix (support reverse search of painting) Advanced Search

Wikimedia Commons 

Artble: The Home of Passionate Art Lovers

Art Project - Google Arts & Culture - Visual Art Encyclopedia - Artist - Web gallery of art

ヴァーチャル絵画館 西洋美術史=時代と様式解説 主題解説=ギリシャ神話・聖書の物語・文学・象徴

Art/Gallery Websites: 

Artstack-art online (collect artworks online)

Arcadia Art | The finest artworks throughout the world and the centuries. All images are in high definition.

Russian Fine Art  (FB)

Landscape Paintings | Landscape Oil Painting | Landscapes Art at Toperfect

Artchive | Gallery artists, artists social network online gallery of contemporary paintings  (Twitter)

my daily art display | A daily dip into the world of art  

Inspirational Artworks: LINKS -

Ambleside Gallery

Heritage Gallery West  

Art Gallery | S.R. Brennen Galleries 

Let’s Paint Nature! | Hiking & Painting in Nature – Chicago

Realist Art Resource (FB: Realist Art Resource)

The Artist’s Road

Kai Fine Art  (Twitter: @Kaifineart )

Tatha Gallery (Facebook)

Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont (Twitter: @MntGalleries)

Insight Gallery Fredericksburg (Facebook)

Portraits Inc.–representing the world’s best portrait artists (Facebook)

Art TV–Youtube

Astoria Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole,USA

Dick Idol Gallery - Located in downtown Whitefish, Montana,USA

Painting Tutorials: 

Watercolor Painting Made Easy: Lessons, Techniques & More

Fine Art Tips Facebook  Youtube

Personal Websites of Artists:

Claude Monet biography and paintings in high definition

Vincent Willem van Gogh biography and paintings in high definition -

Alfredo Rodriguez Paintings

Rovina Cai Illustration Tumblr: @rovinacai

Yaphleen Illustration Tumblr: @yaphleen

Claire Basler Floral Painting (FB: Claire Basler)

Sergey Zhiboedov Watercolor

Anne StahlContemporary, abstract paintings by artist Anne Stahl

Polina Yakovleva Illustration

Becky Joy Fine Art - Impressionist Oil Landscape Paintings (Twitter: @beckyjoyartist)

Nick Andrew Oil Paintings (Twitter: @NickAndrewArt )

Kieron Williamson Oil Paintings (Twitter:  @krwartist)

@serge-marshennikov Oil Paintings

Anatoly Korobkin and Diana Korobkina Oil Paintings

@qinni Watercolor (Youtube channel)

Ann Oram Oil Painting (Twitter:  @Ann_Oram)

Anna Armona Watercolor

Sandra L. Strohschein Watercolor (Facebook)

Sung Ho Lee Watercolor (Facebook)

@wratshit Illustration

Kanta Harusaki Watercolor (Facebook)

Linda Wilder Oil Painting (Facebook, Artstack)

Iris Grace Watercolor (Facebook)

Robert Hagan Oil Painting (FB)

@artbylouiseterrier Illustration Website

Donna Young Oil Painting (FB)

Oleg Kozak Watercolor 

Daniel Gerhartz - Oil Paintings and Portraits (FB) 

Vitaly Stroinov Oil Painting (FB)

D. Eleinne Basa Oil Painting (FB)

Katy Lipscomb Illustration (FB)

Richard Musgrave-Evans Oil Painting (FB)

Yoann Lossel Gold Leaf Painting  @yoannlossel (Youtube)

Simon Leonidovitch Kozhin Oil Painting (FB)

Phatcharaphan Chanthep Watercolor and Oil Painting

Jane Hunt Oil Painting (FB)

Robert W. Cook Watercolor (FB)

Pol Ledent (French artist) Oil Painting

Ahad Vatani (Iranian artist) Watercolor

Malgorzata Szczecinska Watercolor (FB)

David Joaquin native American Art (FB)

Pam Herrick prophetic art (FB)

Painting&Other Inspirational Blogs:

♦ Painting

Fine Art Blogger  

ARTECULTURA | Revista Virtual de Artes, com ênfase na pintura do século XIX

Tutt'Art@ | Pittura * Scultura * Poesia * Musica  ; Masterpiece of Art (Twitter: @MariaLaterza)

ART BLOG MarkovArt | The Art blog about the Old Masters and Contemporary Artists

Konstatin Sterkhov: Art Of Watercolor

@rainlullaby99 (scroll down and find more blogger)



@topofartcom website 




@art-of-eons (the-esoteric-arts)


@kaiganoshoujo (Twitter:  甘美な少女の絵画bot)






























































































































♦ Nature Photography

















@elvenforestworld (Vk group: Elven Forest)

































































@thearcheresspictures (archeress)



♦ Crystals





Recommended Art History Blogs

This took a long time to put together, but as I keep getting requests for recommended blogs I thought it would be good to have somewhere to direct people. I’m sure I might have forgotten a few and will edit if I remember! So here is a list of blogs that will bring art history to you. In alphabetical order:

a-l-ancien-regime | a-little-bit-pre-raphaelite | ageless-inspiration | ancientart | animals-in-art | antique-royals | arsantiquis | art-and-things-of-beauty | art-classique | art-mirrors-art | artfortheages | artmastered | artofrestraint | artpoteosis | artschoolglasses | astra-inclinat | artstoria | babypleaseremembermeoncemor | baroque-beauty-24 | books0977 | caravaggista | catonhottinroof | cecilia37 | centuriespast | cimmerianweathers | citrusina | clara–lux | classic-art | crests-and-coronets | daemonenkatze | daughterofchaos | detailedart | detailsdetales | detailsofpaintings | didoofcarthage | divine-paintings | female-arthistory | femalebeautyinart | gabrielsmirror | gnosister | hismarmorealcalm | history-of-fashion | imperial-russia | jeannepompadour | joachimmurat | kuntessa | laclefdescoeurs | lionofchaeronea | loumargi | maertyrer | manaartss | master-painters | masterpiecesindetail | medievalautumn | millefeuilleus | mythologer | nataliakoptseva | nigra-lux | ofquietness | oldpaintings | paintingispoetry | paintingses | pre-raphaelisme | radstudies | renaissance-art | rossodimarte | russian-painting | sforzinda | silenceformysoul | simena | slojnotak | sollertias | spanishbaroqueart | speciesbarocus | spoutziki-art | summerlilac | templeofapelles | the-esoteric-arts | the-garden-of-delights | tierradentro | tiny-librarian | titam | v-ersacrum | via-appia | vivelareine | windypoplarsroom | womeninarthistory

anonymous asked:

Hey Pauline! Though you mainly post about books, I'd like to know if you have any tips to familiarize more with paintings, sculptures and other forms or art. Thank you!

Hi love! I absolutely do, although my art knowledge is more tourist, less expert.

First things first, do research and read about the movements, artists or pieces that have attracted your eye and appeal to you most. You can find a lot of information online, for example on Wikipedia, WikiArt or Oxford Art. Art books are my favourites, of course, but they can become quite pricey; Taschen’s collection of art books by movements and authors is very affordable, and you can find a lot of second-hand beautiful art books on Abebooks [Art].

Here are some extensive art history books that could provide you with an overview  :

The Story of Art, E. H. Gombrich
History of Beauty, Umberto Eco
On Ugliness, Umberto Eco
Discovering the Arts of Japan, Tsuneko S. Sadao
Classical Art, from Greece to Rome, Mary Beard
-Isms, Understanding Modern Art, Sam Philips

If you can, the best way to familiarize yourself with art in general is to go to museums and confront yourself to it directly. Seeing works in real life will help you shape your taste and of course, will make you understand the true, raw beauty of a piece. Not only that, but museums are a very informative experience in themselves : read the paintings stickers, read the exhibition’s signs, take the audioguide option, and you will learn lots in just one afternoon.

Above all, keep an open mind. Don’t shy away from works that you dislike immediately, but rather ask yourself why you dislike it, and try to understand the piece - what is it? What does its title mean? What motivated its creation? This goes particularly for Modern Art, but it’s always important that you consider the experience of art as an experience of both opening yourself to the world (to the creation of another) and of introspection (what do I feel? What do I think? How do I connect?). Knowledge of art is good, but it is even more enriching when you bring your own experiences and your own perceptions into it. Just like literature, the visual arts are an act of expression and absorption, which makes it unique for everyone. If you go to museums, go with friends : talking about what you’re feeling, seeing, understanding is the highlight of a museum’s visit. 

And finally; follow them! They’d be much more helpful for you, just through their posting :


Have fun!

John William Waterhouse - The Lady of Shalott (1888)
based on “The Lady of Shalott” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Part IV of the poem:
“And down the river’s dim expanse
Like some bold seer in a trance,
Seeing all his own mischance
With glassy countenance
Did she look to Camelot.
And at the closing of the day
She loosed the chain, and down she lay;
The broad stream bore her far away,
The Lady of Shalott.”