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The Saskia Digital Art Collection

The Saskia Digital Art Collection is one of the largest and most widely-used image archives available to students and teachers of art history. The Collection contains over 28,000 high resolution digital images of paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics and architecture from the world’s major art museums, including the Prado, the Louvre, Uffizi and Kunsthistorisches Museum, as well as archaeological sites in Europe, Turkey and Egypt.

The emphasis is on Western art history, with a core collection of ancient Greek and Roman art and architecture. Romanesque, Medieval Gothic, the Italian Renaissance, European Baroque, Rococo and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries’ are all represented in collections of several thousand images each. Art and architecture from Africa, Egypt, the Near East, India and East Asia are represented in smaller collections. The images can be displayed and downloaded together with their descriptive metadata.

The Saskia Digital Art Collection is made available by Unisa Library via the Inmagic DB search interface. Images can be searched by the artist’s name, the title, art form, medium, country, period and other fields. The Search Tips screen offers assistance on how to use the database to find, print and download images relevant to your fields of study.

According to the license agreement all images are copyrighted and this database is exclusively for study and research purposes. Access is restricted to Unisa teaching staff, researchers and registered students.

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