The collections at Loggia explore select areas of study in art and art history, architecture and design, the decorative arts, industrial design, and classical studies such as Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.



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Bright Earth
This fascinating new book by Philip Ball explores the evolution of paint and pigments through the ages. Read more about this book...

Art History Resource and Reference Collection

Explore the history of art by looking at information about artists, styles, and periods...from the art of ancient Greece and Rome, to the 19th Century and the introduction of Modern art, Loggia presents resources and reference materials about art history - including recommended art books and guides to art terms and techniques. Art historians of the world, indulge your passion for art!

Art History - Western Art
Ancient Art | We look at the art of the ancient world (which was the foundation for western art) - Greek art and Roman art are both featured in all their splendor.

Medieval Art | The Middle Ages come to life when we explore the majestic contributions of Romanesque and Gothic art.

Renaissance Art | The masters of Italian Renaissance art were rivaled by their European counterparts during this influential period in art history.

Baroque Art | The grandeur of the style known as Baroque is revealed in this look at an era of artistic opulence.

18th Century Art | Engaging Eighteenth century styles, such as Rococo and Neoclassicism, are explored through images and words.

19th Century Art | The Nineteenth Century was a time of "isms" - including Romanticism, Impressionism, and Symbolism.

Modern Art | The Modernist artists broke with tradition and introduced new art movements, such as Expressionism and Surrealism.

Artists at a Glance | A select group of some of the most important artists can be found in this section.

Themes in Art History | We explore some of the influences that shaped the history of art, and we begin with a subject that has a lasting artistic legacy - mythology.

Art History - Eastern Art

Arts of China | Chinese art has a rich and sophisticated history that can be traced by looking at the painting, architecture, and sculpture of this legendary land.

Arts of Japan | The periods and styles of Japanese art history are revealed in our survey of the key monuments and movements of this fascinating culture.

Featured history of art article:

Aphrodite in Art

This article looks at how the goddess of love and beauty has inspired artists through the ages.

Visit these selected sites from Loggia for more information related to this topic.

Artists at a Glance
Art Exhibitions
Books on Art History
Art Museums
Art History Forum