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  • Art from Carmen Lomas Garza, a Kingsville, TX native who uses her childhood memories and experiences to create work which recalls the traditions and folklore of Tejano Families. Carmen's paintings and prints have the power to make us remember our own childhood as they express her pride in her Latino/a heritage. Also, a link to a bio page on Lomas Garza, complete with RealAudio stories about her family and her art; and a "thematic, inquiry-based art education resource" called "Chicana and Chicano Space" (worth checking out), sponsored by the Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University and the CIMD (Coalition to Increase Minority Degrees). The CIMD site includes links to finamcial aid resources and minority expert databases. Finally, links to CMAS (the Center for Mexican American Studies) and ILAS (the Institute for Latin American Studies) here at UT.

  • It's not exactly Dante, but here's one way to understand allegory: the video of REM's Losing My Religion, with three paintings by Caravaggio that look like models for the "renaissance" part of the video.

  • Leda and the Swan. A variety of classical representations of Leda and Zeus.

  • Lone Star meets the Searchers, Sam Deeds meets the Duke. It's not bad enough that Sam Deeds has to contend with the ghost of his father, Buddy, but as his gesture in the Jailhouse (scene 7) shows, he's got the ghost of John Wayne (in John Ford's, The Searchers) to contend with as well. And, as we hear in a clip, the Duke was paying homage to his cowboy hero, Harry Carey, when he struck the pose.

  • Andrea Mantegna. Four pictures from this 15th c. Italian Renaissance Master and paintings by Giotto, Masaccio, and Piero della Francesca -- all mentioned prominently in Hemingway's "The Revolutionist."

  • Pablo Picasso. An image of Picasso's "Demoiselles D'Avignon" (1907).

  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Images of his wife, Elizabeth Siddal (1854), The Blessed Damozel (1875-78), Lady Lilith (1864-73), Ecce Ancilla Domini! (The Annunciation; 1849-50), where the Virgin Mary bears a strange resemblance to Kate Moss.

Where to Find Pictures:

  • American Memory from the Library of Congress. American Memory is the online resource compiled by the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program. With the participation of other libraries and archives, the program provides a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. Over one million items from the LOC historical collections are currently available online.

  • Archiving Early America: Early American Digital Library. This site offers images available for use from the Keigwin and Mathews Collection of 18th and 19th century historical documents, a unique digital collection of portraits, battle scenes and views of early-day America.

  • Detroit Publishing Company Photographs. This collection of photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company Collection, 1880-1920, includes over 25,000 glass negatives and transparencies as well as about 300 color photolithograph prints, mostly of the eastern United States. A small group within the larger collection includes about 900 Mammoth Plate Photographs taken by William Henry Jackson along several railroadlines in the United States and Mexico in the 1880s and 1890s. The group also includes views of California, Wyoming and the Canadian Rockies.

  • Carol Gerten's Fine Art - A Virtual Museum. A privately maintained site, CGFA is nonetheless virtually a museum of Western and Japanese Art throughout the ages. Easily searched and very well-indexed.

  • Imagefinder. Berkeley Digital Library's Imagefinder locates images in eight digital libraries, including DL SunSITE, the Library of Congress, Library of Virginia, and the Smithsonian.

  • Intute: arts and humanities. A free online service with access to the best Web resources for education and research, selected and evaluated by a network of subject specialists. There are over 18,000 Web resources listed here that are freely available by keyword searching and browsing.

  • Painters of the Harlem Renaissance. A great collection of works from John T. Biggers to Hale Woodruff. Includes links to three galleries of works by Loïs Mailou Jones, William H.Johnson and Palmer Hayden.

  • The Voice of the Shuttle: Art and Art History. Arguably the most comprehensive humanities site on the web. A great source for sites on all aspects of the Humanities.

  • WebMuseum, Paris. Thousands of paintings from Medieval to Modern available online. Full screen, full color, with a tour of Paris on the side.

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