The Cooper Hewitt Blog is the official blog of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. Contains a wealth of short signed articles or blogs on the history of design and the decorative arts. Although it has a search facility, it would be useful it had an index that could be browsed.
Comics Book Stories
Nothing is known about the compiler of this site. It contains hundreds of informative and well-ilustrated blogs on aspects of illustration produced between 2009 and 2011
Described by WIRED as “CliffNotes to the history of graphic design” the Daily Heller is a blog issued by one of America’s most respected design historians, an inductee of the Art Directors Hall of Fame and recipient of the AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement. The blog can be searched by design topics. See also Heller’s website::http://hellerbooks.com/
Illustration Art is a blog researched, compiled and written by David Apatoff. It has been issued frequently since 2005 and contains short, often well-illustrated articles the history of illustration. The blog has a search facility.
The ISC Blog is the blog of the International Sculpture Center, a non-profit organization founded by sculptors in 1960 with a mission to “.” The blog provides a forum for discourse on sculpture among artists worldwide. It includes a search facility.
Japonisme is a blog that was issued between 2006-2012. It's a hotchpotch of text and images that explore the influence of Japanese culture on Western visual art. The blog is well indexed. It is unclear if this blog has ceased or just been suspended.
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Volume 1, Issue 1, 2009- The JHNA is the electronic journal of the Historians of Netherlandish Art. It is issued twice a year – Summer and Winter. It contains peer-reviewed articles on art produced in the Netherlands (north and south) during the years c.1400- c.1750, and in other countries and later periods as they relate to Netherlandish art. Submissions are encouraged on painting, sculpture, graphic arts, tapestry, architecture, and decoration, from the perspectives of art history, art conservation, technical studies, museum studies, historiography, and collecting history. [Editorial note].
Medieval Hungary is a blog about medieval art history, with a special focus on Hungary. The blog was started in October 2010 and is maintained and edited by the Hungarian art historian Dr. Zsombor Jékely. Contains a search facility.
The Met Blog is the official blog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Similar in format to the V&A Blog but with less gallery news. Contains, long, wellillustrated signed articles on aspects of art history relevant to the Met’s various collections. The blog can be searched by categories (departments), author, and by tags.
The Metropolitan Museum Journal, which is published in print, is now also available for free-access at:
Modern Silver is edited by Marbeth Schon. It is one of the longest, if not the longest, continuous free-to-access online art/design history magazines. It began publication in 1999 and has appeared four times a year since then. All articles since 1999 can be accessed here:http://www.modernsilver.com/library.html
The National Portrait Gallery Blog is the official blog of the National Portrait Gallery in London. Contains short, signed, illustrated postings on British portraiture.
News from Anywhere is a blog sponsored by the William Morris Society and issued since 2008. It is an important source on Morris and his circle. It contains a search facility.
Volume 1, No.1, Spring 2002- Founded in 2002, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide is a scholarly, refereed e-journal devoted to the study of nineteenth-century painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, architecture, and decorative arts across the globe. In addition to articles, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide publishes book and exhibition reviews. The goal of the journal, is the expansion--especially the geographical expansion--of the nineteenth-century canon, and, relatedly, the demonstration of the interconnectedness of the artistic achievements of different nations.. Issued usually twice a year.
Painting History is a blog devoted to the subject of history painting issued regularly from 2009. It is well illustrated and contains an index to artists and subjects. The last blog is dated 21 February 2015 so I think it can be assumed that the blog is now defunct, however, it would appear that they’ve archived all the blogs from 2009-2015
Rembrandt’s Room was started and is maintained by the Dutch art historian Maaike Dirks. The focus is primarily, but not exclusively, on Netherlandish art from the 11th to the 21st century. The blog is very well indexed and has a search facility.
Stripper’s Guide is a blog on the history of the American newspaper comic strip. It has been issued continuously since October 2005, and was started and is maintained by the Allan Holtz, author of ‘American Newspaper Comics: An Encyclopedic Reference Guide’. It includes a search facility.
The Tate Blog is the official blog of the Tate art galleries in England. As of April 2020, it contains something over two thousand archived short articles or blogs dating back to 2005, including over 1,100 listed under the History of Art, 112 on The Bauhaus, 54 on the Pre-Raphaelites, 68 on Post-Impressionism, 203 on Surrealism, etc.
Ujiyo-e-org blog is a blog attached to devoted to Ukiyo-e. It is a website devoted to the art of the Japanese woodblock print, which currently contains images of nearly a quarter of a million prints. The last blog is dated 13 March 2014, so I think we can assume that it is now defunct, however, the blogs have been archived
The V&A Blog is the official blog of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and has been issued since at least 2007. Contains gallery news, details of current and forthcoming exhibitions, and numerous signed articles on all aspects of art history. Although it does not have a search facility, all past postings can been displayed by heading.
The Victorian Peeper is a blog compiled and maintained by the American historian Dr. Kristan Tetens. It is one of the most comprehensive online resources on 19th century British visual culture. In addition to numerous articles posted over several years, it also contains news of current and forthcoming exhibitions; details of relevant places to visit; a list of endangered Victorian buildings; search tools, other sites of interest, etc. The blog contains a search facility. The last blog posted is dated 1 October 2016
Victorian Visual Culture is a blog that has been posted regularly by Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts since 2009. It contains reflections of various lengths on aspects of Victorian art and literature. Usefully, it contains a search facility. The last blog is dated 18 December 2018
Vienna Secession is a web site with a blog. It was established by the Venezuelan-born Canadian artist Robert Rosenman in December 2011 and is one of the best online sources in English on the graphics of the Secession, Wiener Werkstätte and Jugendstil. Contains a search facility.