The starting point for most image searches is Google Images. However, finding high-quality images can be difficult and there are different approaches you can take.

Artworks


If you are looking for a specific artwork, find out who owns the artwork in question (Wikipedia can be very helpful here, however, do not rely on the image you find there).

If the artwork is owned by a gallery or museum, go to their website and search for the artwork there - this is where you will find the most accurate image of the artwork.

If you are uncertain what you are looking for, you can use keyword searches on Google Images to locate an artwork, then look for the owner. Alternatively, you can browse one of the image collections below (all of which have high-quality images).

Artists


If you are looking for work by a specific artist, you can check if there is a museum or gallery devoted to that artist's work or browse the collections of the major galleries/museums (see page on Galleries). If you are searching for a contemporary artist, locate their website or find out which gallery represents them and go to that gallery's website for high-quality images.

Image collections

Regional

Asian
Australasian
European
North American

Art Forms

Architecture
Books and Illustrations
Photography
Print

Thematic

Maps
Science