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McGill-Subscribed Image Resources
This digital library features an easy-to-use interface enabling students, faculty, and instructors to select from a wealth of digital images. The charter collection includes over 300,000 representations of architecture, painting, sculpture,and photography from many major museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and George Eastman House, to name a few.
Oxford Art Online
The access point for Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources. Includes images, and searches may be limited to images only using filters on the side.
Index of Medieval Art
Archive of medieval art, describing and presenting iconographic subjects and images, without geographical limitation, from early apostolic times to the early modern era.
Canadian-Focused Images Resources
National Gallery of Canada
Search and view thousands of images in the National Gallery of Canada's collection, including plenty of Canadian material.
Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec
Over 7000 photographs and illustrations of Quebec between 1870 —1907, drawn from 3 Quebec periodicals published at the time: L'Opinion publique, Le Monde illustré et L'Album universel.
Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art
A reference database including information and profiles of more than 700 Canadian visual and media artists, graphic designers, and writers. Searchable by title of art work.
Additional Image Resources
Getty Search Gateway
The Getty has made available over 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose. These images are in the public domain.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection
More than 400,000 images from the Met's collection. Filter search to "public domain artworks" to download and use freely images with no copyright restrictions.
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (Met)
A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Met's collection. Provides theme specific searches, as well as general browsing.
Réunion des Musées Nationaux
A collection of images from the national and regional museums of France, including the Louvre, Orsay, Pompidou and the Picasso Museum.
Library of Congress Digital Collections
Provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. Includes section of materials on architecture and landscape.
Directory of galleries around the world containing images of artworks currently for sale.
Art Images for College Teachers
A non-profit project of the author Allan T. Kohl, art historian and visual resources curator. AICT is intended primarily to disseminate images of art and architectural works in the public domain on a free-access, free-use basis to all levels of the educational community, as well as to the public. Emphasis is on ancient, medieval, and Renaissance European art and architecture but also includes examples of post-Renaissance and "non-Western" works.
The world’s largest stock photo archive of fine art. Offers a range of material from prehistoric times to the present. Art Resource carries the works of almost every major museum in Europe, and functions as the official rights and permissions representative for many institutions in the United States and abroad. These are not free images, but watermarked thumbnails are available.
Classical Art Research Centre - Beazley Archive
This database is the largest single collection of images (over 27,000) of Greek vases, and is excellently indexed, not only by painter, vase shape, location, etc. but by subject. A good place to find images from both classical myths and from everyday life, with full scholarly apparatus.