Index to 1,200+ North American and European Journals covering Western Art from ca. 300 CE to present. Succeeded by International Bibliography of Art.
International Bibliography of Art (2008 to date)
Indexes 500 journals covering European art since antiquity, American art sincle the colonial period, and Global art since 1945. Preceded by the Bibliography of the History of Art.
Scholarly journal archive for the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences; most journals 2-5 years out-of-date
An important indexing tool for Renaissance and Baroque researchers; a database listing monograph holdings of German Art History Institutes in Munich, Paris, Florence and Rome.
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Indexes academic journals covering the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700) primarily in Europe. Dates of Coverage: 1859 to date
Most comprehensive art encyclopedia available in English; Excellent bibliographies.
Grove encyclopedia of northern Renaissance art
Print: Art Lib. Ref. N 6370 .G76 2009 v. 1-3Essays from the Grove Art Online and the Grove Dictionary of Art are revised and supplemented with essays on Northern European art from the late 12th - 16th centuries.
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Lists 500+ Christian saints, biblical characters, and scenes, with attributes; symbolism of plants, religious objects, personifications, numbers, and animals (real & imaginary). OBIS record
The Catholic Encyclopedia
Constitution, doctrine, discipline and history of the Catholic Church From the 3rd c. A.D. to the present Includes saints and religious orders Describes practices, objects, rituals, etc.
Iconography of the Counter Reformation in the Netherlands: Heaven on Earth Art Ref. N7953.A1K71 1974 vols.1-2
Encyclopedia of Themes and Subjects in Painting Art Ref. ND1288.D3 1971
A dictionary of the most common subjects in European painting from the early Renaissance to the mid-19th century; with info on popular historic, mythological and religious narratives. OBIS record
Myth & Religion in European Painting, 1270-1700: The Stories as the Artists Knew Them Art Reference ND1288.B47 1973b
Covers common subjects in European painting: mythology, ancient history, Italian poetry, saints' lives, and the Bible. Quotes from original ancient sources, providing the reader with the texts familiar to European painters of these centuries. OBIS record
Art N 6370 .N67 1989
Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints Art Ref. BX4654.J334 1993 vols. 1-2
Popular religious stories collected during the 13th century; stories were widely used by Medieval and Renaissance artists. OBIS record
Sources and Documents in the History of Art: Italian Art, 1400-1500 Art N6915.I78 c.1-3
St. Jerome's Latin translation of the Bible, The Vulgate, is an important primary source as it was used throughout the Renaissance. The Douay-Rheims is the English translation closest to the Vulgate.
Print: Art Reference BS 180 2002