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Here's a site I made for browsing Art history and different artists associated with movements. Sort of a mash up of sources. Hope you like it.
posted by petsounds (10 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by filthy light thief on March 25, 2009: Visual review of art history

This is EXCELLENT!
posted by snsranch at 9:20 AM on March 13, 2009


Wow, this is really neat! I'm forwarding to my art history grad student friends.
posted by CRM114 at 10:52 AM on March 13, 2009


great. fyi abstract expressionism seems to be down.
posted by pwally at 11:40 AM on March 14, 2009


I failed Art History I in college... twice. If I had access to this in 2004 I might have graduated from college (but probably not; if you put two of those paintings next to each other I still can't even guess what periods they're from).
posted by runcibleshaw at 2:55 AM on March 15, 2009


My brother is teaches college art courses and studied a lot of art history in his student days and sent me an email thanking me for turning him on to this and saying he thought it would be useful to him preparing for classes (so I hope you keep it up!). You really outdid yourself finding quality images and a lot of them!
posted by nanojath at 1:06 PM on March 15, 2009


Great site. Very organized, intuitive and elegant.
posted by Griffinlb at 9:47 PM on March 15, 2009


Not to bash on some great work, but was this previously posted by you? I'm guessing it was re-worked, because it's very much more than just picasso, matisse, degas, and okeefe.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:10 PM on March 17, 2009


uh oh
posted by petsounds at 8:19 PM on March 24, 2009


Eh, you were young and naive. Things changed and the site is improved. Not many browse the archives, so I think you're OK.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:44 AM on March 25, 2009


uh oh

Seriously, if we had caught this at the time this would be "you are so banned" territory.

As it is, highlighting it as a FPP is pretty dodgy (as in, it's going to highlight the self-link and possibly make a thing about it) so I'm just noting this here in case it becomes a thing.
posted by jessamyn at 11:55 AM on March 25, 2009


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