Painting and Sculpture Resources

Online Painting and Sculpture Research Resources

Along with the online resources and journals the NGI Library and Archives subscribe to, the below list outlines a selection of free online resources that apply to painting and sculpture research. Take a look at our General Art Research page for more painting and sculpture resources.

Painting History

Painting History is a blog devoted to the subject of history painting issued regularly from 2009-2015. It's well illustrated and contains an index to artists and subjects.

Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain & Ireland 1851-1951

Invaluable source of biographical information on British and Irish sculptors over a period of a hundred years.

Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art

The JHNA is a peer-reviewed eJournal focused on art produced in the Netherlands (north and south) during the years c.1400- c.1750, and in other countries and later periods as they relate to Dutch art. Submissions are encouraged on painting, sculpture, graphic arts, tapestry, architecture, and decoration, from the perspectives of art history, art conservation, technical studies, museum studies, historiography, and collecting history.

ISC Blog

Blog by the International Sculpture Center, a non-profit organization founded by sculptors in 1960 with a mission to “champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.” The blog provides a forum for discourse on sculpture among artists worldwide. 


Peinture Française du 19ème Siècle

Peinture Française du 19ème Siècle is a blog that was issued regularly from January 2013 to April 2018. It focuses on nineteenth century French painting, from Neoclassic to Academic to Barbizon, with the exclusion of Impressionism.