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"In 1857 a plaster cast of Michelangelo’s ‘David’ was presented by the Grand Duke of Tuscany to Queen Victoria, who immediately gave it to the South Kensington Museum (now the V&A). This fig-leaf was cast soon afterwards, probably by D. Brucciani & Co., and hung on the ‘David’ to spare the blushes of visiting female dignitaries." (from the Victoria and Albert Museum website. READ MORE)
Online gateway to the Grove Dictionary of Art online and Benezit Dictionary of Art (English translation, online). The best place to start for researching artists, styles, and historical art topics of all kinds.
Provides article abstracts on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from the prehistoric era to the present, drawn from international periodicals dating back to 1954; link to full text articles if owned by Colby
Provides abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art. Entries date back as far as the late 1960s.
From the Getty Research Institute, a comprehensive index (1975-2007) to art books, periodical articles, essays on art, conference proceedings, & dissertations. International in scope, covering all historical periods and cultures.
Successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art, this new database continues indexing and abstracting of scholarly publications (books, articles, essays, etc.) in all the visual arts from all historical periods in an international context.
JSTOR is an archive of over one thousand leading scholarly journals across the humanities and social sciences. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, and is interlinked by citations and references. For most titles, holdings do not include the last 5 years.