French Art

Library holdings :

CBF General

CBL  Architecture. General

25– Architecture Romanesque

300– Gothic

CBO Sculpture General

CBE  Romanesque

    200– Gothic

CBD  16th century

CBP   Architecture 16th century

CBN Painting General

CBB  Painting Middle Ages

CBA  15th century

         125– 16th century

CBM 17th century

        224– 18th century


Humanities Web: French art links
Entries for a wide range of artists and artistic movements providing biographies, electronic images of selected works, suggested reading, weblinks, quotations and chronologies.

'Joconde' image bank
Mini virtual exhibitions on a variety of themes, drawn from a range of French national museums.

L'histoire par image
Searchable image database of 900 works illustrating the intersections between art and history, from the period 1789-1939.
French art historical online journal, includes articles, news, reviews, links.  


French Ministry of Culture and Communication
Information about a wide range of cultural events, exhibitions, conferences etc.

Cultural Service of the French Embassy, London

Institut français du Royaume-Uni
"The world of French culture and education in the USA". Supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and FACSEA (Society for French-American Cultural Services and Educational Aid).


Musee du Louvre

Musee d'Orsay

Musée des antiquités nationales

Musée national du moyen age, Thermes de Cluny

Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditéranée, Marseille
Projected transformation of Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires, due to open in 2008.