Seeing Art

Here’s what you do. Click the Wikipaintings random link over and over. In fact, open 20 new tabs in the background. Now you’ve generated your own little art gallery.

Take some time to explore through the paintings. Click through to the artist page to learn more about the personalities behind the canvas. Click the style link to learn more about the style and find more paintings of that era and style.

Wiki paintings goal is to create the most “high-quality, most complete and well-structured online repository of fine art.”

We hope to make classical art a little more accessible and comprehensible, and also want to provide a new form of interaction between contemporary artists and their audience. In the future we plan to cover the entire history of art —- from cave artworks to the new talents of today.

Visiting art museums isn’t the only way to experience your artistic heritage.