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Dictionary of Art Terms Companion Website

Art Terms

Web links

Here is a list of recommended web links, arranged alphabetically by the relevant dictionary entries:

A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

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abbey
http://cistercians.shef.ac.uk/rievaulx/
Description and illustration of Rievaulx, a typical Cistercian abbey

acropolis
http://www.acropolisofathens.gr/aoa/
Acropolis website

Adam style
http://www.syonpark.co.uk
Syon Park website
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-kedlestonhall
Kedleston Hall website

Aesthetic Movement
http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online/peacock/
Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, Peacock Room website

albumen print
http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/photography/process...
Description and illustrations on Victoria and Albert Museum website

allegory
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/peter-paul-ruben...
Description and illustration of Rubens's allegory on National Gallery website

American Arts and Crafts Movement
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/acam/hd_acam.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

amphitheatre
http://www.the-colosseum.net/idx-en.htm
Colosseum website

anamorphosis
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/hans-holbein-the...
Description and illustration of The Ambassadors on National Gallery website.
http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/largerimage.php?Lin...
Illustration of Edward VI portrait on National Portrait Gallery website.

Angry Penguins
http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/angry-penguins
Angry Penguins website. 

aquamanile
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/aqua/hd_aqua.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

Aquatint
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/aqtn/hd_aqtn.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

aqueduct
http://www.pontdugard.fr/en
Description and illustration of the Pont du Gard aqueduct

Art Nouveau
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/artn/hd_artn.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

Arts Council of Great Britain
http://www.artscouncil.org.uk
Arts Council website

 

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Backsteingotik
http://www.domzuluebeck.de/
Lübeck Cathedral website (in German)

baldacchino
http://www.saintpetersbasilica.org/Altars/PapalAltar/PapalAl...
Description and illustration of Baldacchino on St Peter's website

Baroque Revival
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/static/The-old-bailey.jsp#a1907
Description and illustration of Old Bailey 1900-6 on Old Bailey website

Bauhaus
http://www.bauhaus.de/en/
Bauhaus Archive/Museum of Design, Berlin website

bellarmine
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O77519/bottle/#
Description and illustration of bellarmine on Victoria and Albert Museum website

Berlin porcelain
http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/colview.aspx?&TopNavImage=&I...
Description and illustrations on Gardiner Museum, Toronto website

bestiary
http://bestiary.ca/
Description and illustrations of the medieval bestiary

Biblia Pauperum
http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.as...
Illustrated catalogue entry on British Library website

biennale
http://www.labiennale.org/en
Venice Biennale website

black-figure vase painting
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_...
Description and illustration on British Museum website

Blaue Reiter, Der
http://www.lenbachhaus.de/?L=1
Lenbachhaus, Munich website

Book of Hours
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/sacredtexts/sforza.html
Description and illustration of the Sforza Hours on British Library website

boulle
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O58571/pedestal/
Description and illustration of boulle pedestal on Victoria and Albert Museum website

Bow
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/ceramics/pages/subcategory....
Description and illustrations on Museum of London website

breviary
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/illmanus/cottmanucol...
Description and illustration of a breviary on British Library website

Byzantine
http://www.hagiasophia.com/
Hagia Sophia website
http://www.basilicasanmarco.it/WAI/eng/basilica/basilica.bsm
San Marco website

Byzantine Revival
http://www.westminstercathedral.org.uk/art.php
Westminster Cathedral website

 

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calotype
http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/specialcollections/collectionsa-z/hilladamson/collectionoverview/
Description and illustration on Glasgow University website

cameo
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/came/hd_came.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

camera lucida
http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/results.asp?image=1042230...
Description and illustration of a camera lucida on Science and Society Picture Library website

camera obscura
http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/results.asp?image=1019145...
Description and illustration of a camera obscura on Science and Society Picture Library website

canopic jar
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_...
Illustration of canopic jar on British Museum website.

cartellino
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/glossary/cartellino
Description and illustration on National Gallery, London website

cartoon
http://www.punch.co.uk/about/
Punch magazine website

Chelsea
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/ceramics/pages/subcategory....
Description and illustrations on Museum of London website

Chicago School
http://www.grahamfoundation.org/foundation/madlener.asp
Madlener House website

Chinese export porcelain
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/ewpor/hd_ewpor.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

choir book
http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/choirbooks/
Illustrated exhibition of illuminated choir books on J. Paul Getty Museum website

Claude glass
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/paintings/features/cheating...
Description and illustration on Victoria and Albert Museum website

coliseum
http://www.the-colosseum.net/idx-en.htm
Colosseum website

collodion process
http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/videoDetails?segid=1726
Video of the collodion process on J. Paul Getty Museum website

colour wheel
http://www.colormatters.com/colortheory.html
Description and illustrations of colour wheel

Commedia dell'Arte
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/comm/hd_comm.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website
http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/colview.aspx?&TopNavImage=&I...
Description and illustrations on Gardiner Museum, Toronto website

conversation piece
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/eGallery/object.asp?maker=...
Description and illustration of Zoffany on Royal Collection website

cyanotype
http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/photography/process...
Description and illustrations on Victoria and Albert Museum website

 

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Daguerreotype
https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/dagu/hd_dagu.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

Decorated style
http://www.southwellminster.org/pageID_8449705.html
Southwell Minster website

Delft
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/eGallery/object.asp?catego...
Description and illustration of a Delft ewer on Royal Collection website

delftware
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/ceramics/pages/subcategory....
Description and illustrations on Museum of London website

Derby
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/search/?offset=0&limit=15&narro...
Description and illustrations on Victoria and Albert Museum website

desco da parto
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/dome/hd_dome.htm
Description and illustration of desco da parto by Lo Scheggia on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

Doultonware
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/ceramics/pages/subsubcatego...
Description and illustrations on Museum of London website

drip painting
http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=78699
Description and illustration of Jackson Pollock drip painting on Museum of Modern Art, New York website

drypoint
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/drpt/hd_drpt.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

 

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Early English
http://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/index.php
Salisbury Cathedral website
http://www.cathedrale-reims.com/notre-dame-saint-jacques-reims/
Rheims Cathedral website

Ecole des Beaux-Arts
http://www.culture.gouv.fr/ENSBA/ensba.html
History and description on French government cultural website

Elizabethan
http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/article/22178/Wollaton-Hall...
Longleat House website
http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1233
Wollaton Hall website
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findapl...
Hardwick Hall website

emblem book
http://www.brynmawr.edu/Library/speccoll/guides/Emblems/inde...
Collection of emblem books on Bryn Mawr College website

empire
http://en.musees-nationaux-malmaison.fr/
Malmaison website

engraving
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/engr/hd_engr.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

etching
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/etch/hd_etch.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

 

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fairy painting
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/dadd-the-fairy-fellers-master-stroke-t00598
Description and illustration of Dadd painting on Tate website

fan-vaulting
http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/chapel
King's College Chapel website

 

G  Top

Georgian
http://www.georgiangroup.org.uk
Georgian Group website

gospel book
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/illmanus/cottmanucol...
Description and illustration of Lindisfarne Gospels on British Library website

Gothic
http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/-Cathedral-for-art-and-history-
Notre-Dame website

gothick
http://www.strawberryhilltrust.org
Strawberry Hill website

 

H  Top

Hudson River School
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/hurs/hd_hurs.htm
Further information and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

 

I  Top

illuminated manuscript
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/manu/hd_manu.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

Imari
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O493643/vase/
Description and illustration on Victoria and Albert Museum website

incunabula
http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelprestype/incanab/incunabulac...
Description and illustrations on British Library website

inro
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/asia/asia_features/japan/ja...
Descriptions and illustrations on Victoria and Albert Museum website

istoriato
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O70630/dish/
Description and illustration on Victoria and Albert Museum website

Iznik
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O340294/dish/
Description and illustration on Victoria and Albert Museum website

 

K  Top

Kakiemon
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O493659/dish/
Description and illustration on Victoria and Albert Museum website

Kunstkammer
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/kuns/hd_kuns.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

 

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Limoges enamel
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/ceramics/object_stories/Lou...
Description and illustrations of Louis XII triptych on Victoria and Albert Museum website

lithograph
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/lith/hd_lith.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

London Group
http://www.thelondongroup.com
London Group website

Louis XIV style
http://en.chateauversailles.fr/homepage
Versailles website

lustre
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/maio/ho_41.100.173.htm
Description and illustration of Hispano-Moresque basin on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

 

M  Top

maiolica
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/ceramics/ceramic%20features...
Description and illustrations on Victoria and Albert Museum website

majolica
http://www.stokemuseums.org.uk/collections/browse_collection...
Description and illustrations on Stoke-on-Trent Museums website

Mannerism
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/zino/hd_zino.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

Martinware
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/ceramics/pages/subcategory....
Description and illustrations on Museum of London website

Meissen
http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/colview.aspx?&TopNavImage=&I...
Description and illustrations on Gardiner Museum, Toronto website

mezzotint
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/mztn/hd_mztn.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

Minton
http://www.stokemuseums.org.uk/collections/ceramics/
Description and illustrations on Stoke-on-Trent Museums website

missal
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/sacredtexts/sherborne.html
Description and illustration of Sherborne Missal on British Library website

Moghul
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/mugh_2/hd_mugh_2.htm
Description and illustrations of Moghul art after 1600 on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

Moorish
http://www.alhambradegranada.org/en/
Alhambra website

Mudéjar
http://www.alcazarsevilla.org/
Alcázar, Seville website

 

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netsuke
http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/results.php?query1=netsuke&b...
Description and illustrations on National Museums Scotland website

niello
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_ob...
Description and illustration on British Museum website

Nymphenburg
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/porg/ho_1974.356.524,.525.htm
Description and illustration of pair of figures by Bustelli on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

 

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opus anglicanum
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/textiles/features/embroider...
Description and illustration of Syon Cope on Victoria and Albert Museum website

Order
http://theclassicalorders.com/theclassicalorders.html
Descriptions and illustrations of the classical orders

ordinal
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/eGallery/object.asp?catego...
Description and illustration of Holyrood Ordinal on Royal Collection website

 

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Palissy ware
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/cera/hd_cera.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

panorama
http://www.panorama-mesdag.com/
Mesdag panorama website

photogravure
http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/photography/process...
Description and illustrations on Victoria and Albert Museum website

Precisionism
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/prec/hd_prec.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

psalter
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/sacredtexts/luttrellpsalter.html
Description and illustration of Luttrell Psalter on British Library website

 

Q  Top

Queen Anne Revival
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-redhouse
Red House website

quilting
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/amqc/hd_amqc.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

 

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Royal Academy of Arts
http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/
Royal Academy website

Royal Scottish Academy
http://www.royalscottishacademy.org/
Royal Scottish Academy website

 

S  Top

St Ives School
http://www.tate.org.uk/stives/
Tate St Ives website

Sèvres
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/sevres/
Description and illustrations on Royal Collection website

slipware
http://www.stokemuseums.org.uk/collections/browse_collection...
Description and illustrations on Stoke-on-Trent Museums website

Staffordshire
http://www.thepotteries.org/pottery.htm
Website of resources on the Staffordshire pottery industry

stoneware
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/ceramics/pages/subcategory....
Description and illustrations on Museum of London website

studio pottery
http://www.stokemuseums.org.uk/collections/browse_collection...
Description and illustrations on Stoke-on-Trent Museums website

Surrealism
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/su...
Description and illustrations on Tate website

Symbolism
http://www.tate.org.uk/collections/glossary/definition.jsp?e...
Description and illustrations on Tate website

 

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tapestry
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/taps/hd_taps.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

Tiffany glass
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/tiff/hd_tiff.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

Turner Prize
http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/turnerprize
Turner Prize website

 

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Unit One
http://www.tate.org.uk/collections/glossary/definition.jsp?e...
Description and illustrations on Tate website

 

V  Top

Victorian
http://www.victoriansociety.org.uk/
Victorian Society website

Vorticism
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/futur...
Description and illustrations on Tate website

 

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Wedgwood
http://www.wedgwoodmuseum.org.uk/
Wedgwood Museum website

Wemyss Pottery
http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/results.php?query1=wemyss&bo...
Description and illustrations on National Museums Scotland website

White Cube
http://www.whitecube.com/
White Cube website

Woodcut
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/wdct/hd_wdct.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

Worcester porcelain
http://www.worcesterporcelainmuseum.org.uk/
Worcester Porcelain Museum website

Wunderkammer
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/kuns/hd_kuns.htm
Description and illustrations on Metropolitan Museum of Art website

 

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YBA
http://www.tate.org.uk/collections/glossary/definition.jsp?e...
Description and illustrations on Tate website