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Fine Art Collecting

Below you can find a ton of useful online resources that will help you learn your new hobby. We go through each link one by one and try to only include free sites with terrific content. If you find a broken link please help us out by contacting us so that we can remove it.

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Wikipedia Fine Art - Very brief introduction to fine art, definition, different types..etc.


Art Collecting.com - Great Art website for people just starting out. Has listing of 9 major styles of art with description, articles, galleries, museums, and online resources for each. Click on "Tips" for great beginner tips. Links to over 2600 art galleries,


Collecting and Appraising Art - Dozens of free beginner and more advanced art collecting and appraising articles. Click on left hand side for more in depth and specialized articles.


ArtCyclopedia - Free resource with high quality scans from over 8,000 famous painters, sculptors, and photographers. Search by artist name or art style.


Artchive - Another incredible resource for finding scans of all different types of art. Look through art style and artist name.


Art History Resources - HUGE art history resource with links to thousands of links to articles across the net. Classified by time period or continent, very comprehensive!


Fine Art at Home - This art blog / journal from Mike Vines has interesting opinions on collecting all types of art. Great for people wanting to get started.


Artlex - Art dictionary site with over 3600 definition of art terms. Uses supporting images, pronunciation notes, quotes, and references for each term. Very useful.


 dArt - Forum - Great art collector forum for discussing any art related topics.