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


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, body painting *

Body painting by Mike Shane.

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

World Body Painting 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 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.

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 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

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

Tempera Wikipedia entry.

How to make Egg Tempera Paint

Pigments through the Ages – Egg tempera

Egg Tempera. Earth Pigments