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Grove Art Online
Over 130,000 art images, with links to hundreds of museums and galleries around the world
New York Public Library Digital Image Collection
NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 640,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
Life Magazine Photo Archives
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.
Explanations of the many processes used to make photographs. This is one of the Victoria and Albert Museum's many educational web pages.
1000s of amateur and professional photographs of nearly everything. Particularly amazing nature photos. You can freely search for public photos or join for more options.
Google - Images
A versatile image search engine which includes the ability to search for images based on an uploaded reference images in addition to conventional keyword searches.
Google Earth - Prado Museum in Spain
Viewing a Velasquez or a Rembrandt in a place like Spain's Prado museum is a unique experience. Now you can use Google Earth technology to navigate reproductions of the Prado's masterpieces, delving even deeper into the Prado's collection. In Google Earth, you can get close enough to examine a painter's brushstrokes or the craquelure on the varnish of a painting. The images of these works are about 14,000 million pixels, 1,400 times more detailled than the image a 10 megapixel digital camera would take. In addition, you'll be able to see a spectacular 3D reproduction of the museum.
Experience art in a new way. Open Google Earth, check the 3D buildings layer on the bottom left panel, go to the Prado and access the masterpieces.
American Memory (The Library of Congress)
Includes 65 collections of historical photos and prints.