Paintings: famous painters, a list of websites and galleries

Famous paintings, painters, painting techniques, abstract and figurative
Painting styles, subjects, periods, genres. A comprehensive index of websites

Maleri  Pittori  Peintres  Pintores


Abstract painting Animals in art Art games
Body art British painting  Cave art
Contemporary painters  Figurative
Floral/flowers Fresco Landscape art
Military art Miniatures Maritime
Oil Techniques Pigments  Portraits
Still life Street art  Techniques  Watercolours 

See also:
Styles, periods  Artists  Contemporary art  Museums, galleries  Country index


Abstract painting *

See: Abstract painting

See also: Modernism Art Periods/Movements Artist Index

African-American painting *

African-American museums. 
Association of African-American Museums

American artists *

See also: Artist Index

Art Museums

American Art; a directory of American art museums, galleries and organizations.

American West. Painters of the American West/ cowboys.

Folk artists of America and Canada, including Grandma Moses.

Animal pictures, painters of animals *

See: Paintings of animals

Artists *

Artists name index.


Biblical art *

Biblical art, art and the Bible
Stories in the bible have always inspired artists. In this section you will find a selection of such biblical art, including many highlights from the history of art.

Body art, bodypainting *

Bodypainting web directory.
The Open Directory Project

Bodypainting by Mike Shane.

Emma Jane-Cammack Online Portfolio

German bodypainting web directory.
Open Directory Project

The Henna Page
An educational resource devoted to the history, traditions, techniques, science and art of Henna.

Mehndi or Henna webpages, web galleries.

World Bodypainting Festival, Europe.

British painting *

See also: British Art

British artists. English artists.
Great British art on the internet from Artcyclopaedia. A chronological listing of several hundred British artists from Mathew Harris to Benjamin Tanner.

British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies

British painters, from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, US.

British Design Initiative
Handbooks, design directories, news, awards.

British drawings, watercolours and paintings from the Wallace Collection, London.
Bonington, Callow, Cooper, Denning, Derby, Downman, Gainsborough, Roberts, Romney, Sant, Symonds, Turner, Westall, Wilkie and others.

British painters,
from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, US.

Your Paintings
Your Paintings is a website which aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the paintings, and where to see them for real. It is made up of paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions around the country. Your Paintings is a joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation (a registered charity) and participating collections and museums from across the UK.


Cave painting, rock art *

See also: Ancient Art

Bradshaw Foundation. The recording of cave paintings around the world.

EuroPreArt database of European Prehistoric Art

Wikipedia entry on cave painting.

Chinese painting *

See also: Chinese Art

Chinese painting.
Classical Chinese painting gallery. Online Chinese pictures.

Chinese classical painting.
Techniques, styles, theory, periods.

Colour theory *

Color Matters. The science of colour, how colour affects our minds, the significance of colour.

Colour theory in design and art. Colour wheels, primary and secondary colours.

Color Wheel Pro – See Color Theory in Action.
A software program to create color schemes and preview them on real-world examples.

Goethe’s Colour Theory

Physics of colour in nature: Why are things coloured?

Contemporary painters with an international following *

Lee Ufan

Fernando Botero

Richard Prince

Alex Katz

Marlene Dumas

Michael Borremans

Jenny Saville

Miguel Barcelo

Sudodh Gupta

The Leipzig School artists.


Egg Tempera *

Egg Tempera Fine Art Museum. The use of egg tempera in the history of art.

The Society of Egg Tempera Painters

Edwardian and Victorian paintings *

Victorian and Edwardian Paintings
Over 70,000 painters of this period, many very obscure, have been identified and this blog concentrates on those that have come up for auction in the last ten years or so. It is mainly compiled using old auction catalogues with help from the many reference books the writer owns.