Lines and Colors art blog

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Arnold Bocklin, Gustave Moreau, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes and John Martin
ArtMagick one of those delightful art sites dedicated to a few related genres of painting; in this case some of the more interesting movements in late 19th and early 20th Century art.

According to their own description: “ArtMagick is a virtual gallery dedicated to the continual quest of seeking out obscure 19th century artists and long-forgotten paintings and poems illustrating a ‘magic world of romance and pictured poetry’. The majority of the content in the archive covers the Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist movements.”

The categories also include selections from the Art Nouveau, Romanticism, Aestheticism and Neo-Classical movements, as well as a selection of “Golden Age” illustration and even a section of “Fairy Painting” (which was a popular genre in Victorian England).

Though far from comprehensive, the site serves as a great place to browse, looking through work by artists you know, as well as perhaps discovering a few you’re not familiar with.

The site also features information about upcoming related exhibitions, museums with relevant collections and related poetry (more closely intertwined with visual arts movements at the time than in most other periods).

You can search or browse by Art Movement, Latest Images or Random Images. In each case, breadcrumb navigation allows you to backtrack to more images by a given artist.

I should give the customary time sink warning. You can get happily lost here for several hours.

(Images above: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Arnold Böcklin, Gustave Moreau, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, John Martin; links are to the images on ArtMagick. Here are my posts about Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Arnold Böcklin, Gustave Moreau and John Martin.)


One response to “ArtMagick”

  1. Thanks for the great job you do with “lines and colors.” I really enjoy reading it. Thanks also for alerting us to Time sink indeed! There are way too many wonderful artists and illustrators on it! I’m looking forward to an in-depth look.