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 and the 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 by 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 Saskia digital art collection is made available by the Unisa Library via the Inmagic DB search interface. Images are searchable by artist, title, art form, medium, country, period and other fields. The help/search tips screens offer assistance on how to use the database to find, print and download images relevant to your fields of study.
According to the license agreement this database is for exclusive use for study and research. Access is restricted to Unisa teaching staff, researchers and registered students.
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