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December 17, 2005 3:36 PM   Subscribe

Web Gallery of Art - "The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 14.500 reproductions. Commentaries on pictures, biographies of artists are available. Guided tours, free postcard and other services are provided for the visitors."

Direct Links seem to be turned off.... lame, but the search function is worth checking out. One of the coolest features is being able to search for artists based on country, style, or time period.
posted by sourbrew (14 comments total)

 
This site was used as a supporting link in 2 other posts, however i think that it deserves its own fpp.
posted by sourbrew at 3:37 PM on December 17, 2005


I'm almost entirely positive it HAS had it's own FPP before. Possibly it was two or three years ago though. Maybe longer, now that I think of it. This site has been around for years and years.
posted by Hildegarde at 3:40 PM on December 17, 2005


This is the first time I've seen it, and I think it's totally awesome.

Thanks, sourbrew.
posted by PhatLobley at 3:48 PM on December 17, 2005


I think I have seen it before, but Lord knows where. Very large, very nice collection. Thanks.
posted by caddis at 4:07 PM on December 17, 2005


Hmmm. It does look like the url has changed. hama7 (oh, where art thou) posted this a year and a half ago.
posted by caddis at 4:09 PM on December 17, 2005


Direct Links seem to be turned off.... lame

Buh?
posted by Gator at 4:29 PM on December 17, 2005



posted by caddis at 4:44 PM on December 17, 2005


They seem to be working, as evidenced by this naughty peek into the bathroom.
posted by caddis at 4:45 PM on December 17, 2005


Yeah, I did the same thing only I deleted on preview.

Still, even if they did have hotlinking turned off, why would that be lame?
posted by Gator at 4:50 PM on December 17, 2005


Because then you can't hotlink images into threads on internet forums.


posted by oxala at 5:14 PM on December 17, 2005


'Bout time there was some Hansmemlingageddon on Metafilter anyway.
posted by oxala at 5:15 PM on December 17, 2005


voluptuous (traditional sense)
posted by rob511 at 5:54 PM on December 17, 2005


Hmm, when i was trying to link to the search page i was having a problem with it just giving me an index, but now that i take a look at it seems to be because i was trying to link to the whole set of frames, as opposed to just the individual frame.
posted by sourbrew at 7:33 PM on December 17, 2005


Internet is great. Thanks.
posted by sofocles92 at 3:47 PM on December 18, 2005


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