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Finding Art Images on the Web
The Artcyclopedia is an index of online museums and image archives: find where the works of over 8000 different fine artists can be viewed online.
This site contains over 2,000 scanned images of fine art, historical background on art and artists, theory and criticism, and rotating "gallery" exhibitions.
The Web Gallery of Art
"The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1150-1750), currently containing over 8,000 reproductions. Biographies, commentaries, guided tours are available."
Google Images is probably the world's largest collection of freely available digital images. Using the advanced search, you can limit your results to large file sizes for potentially better quality images.
Image database: ArtStor
Searchable database of more than 2,000,000 digital images and associated catalog data. ARTstor covers many time periods and cultures. It documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture.