Drawing and Design Internet Resources
Art "dictionary" containing explanations of artistic terms, introductions to well-known artists, information on artistic movements, and visual examples.
Jim Saw's (Palomar College) VERY well organized website on design. Covers most of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design, with exercises and projects. Has great explanations.
Another website covering the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. Has some drawings that visually explain some of the Principles, which may help give you a more concrete understanding of these more 'abstract' concepts.
Lakeridge High School's Visual Art Dept website. This is a great site with some excellent examples of student work.
An art encyclopedia that enables you to search for artists by name, search for art by title of the piece, or to look at different museum collections.
This is a searchable database/archive of art images from collections and major museums around the world. There is even an option, if you are doing research and need help in finding an image or with ideas of where to look, for you to submit a request for help from the site's art historians.
This is a directory of visual arts artist sites. These are historical and contemporary artists that are grouped into categories, such as digital artists, craftsmen, photographers, painters, etc, to make searching through them easier. You can also search by different media (like print making, acrylic painting, pastel, pottery, etc.), by art movements (renaissance, baroque, cubism, etc), and by the subject matter of the art.
The official site for the Getty Center in Los Angeles, officially Ms. Edwards' FAVORITE museum ever (in the USA). Check it out - the art is great, as is the architecture AND the gardens, a little bit of everything!
This is the official site for the Uffizi Museum in Florence, Italy - Ms Edwards' favorite museum in another country! "This is one of the most famous museums of paintings and sculpture in the world. Its collection of Primitive and Renaissance paintings comprises several universally acclaimed masterpieces of all time, including works by Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio. German, Dutch and Flemish masters are also well represented with important works by Dürer, Rembrandt and Rubens."
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's web site. A community fixture in LA with an amazing amount of their collection online (nearly 70,000 works of art to be exact!). Mrs. Van Lier is a bit biased--she helped put the collection online several years ago.
Our Museum of Contemporary Art right here in San Diego. Visit their new location dowtown next to the Santa Fe Depot where there's more than 16,000 square feet of exhibition space. The La Jolla location isn't too shabby, either! Again, Mrs. Van Lier is a bit biased having worked for them, as well.