The Arts



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Useful Websites

BBC Arts News
The Periodic Table of Stroytelling - A pseudo scientific approach to literature
Vision and Art - explanation of the visual mechanics behind artistic techniques
Art History - extensive links to a wide variety of other art history sites
Theories of Art - simple presentation about different theories of art
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art - details about art throughout history
Art Dictionary of Technical Terms
Art Net - modern art on the net
Art Crimes - online examples of graffiti
Web Gallery - online gallery of European Art
MoMA - the Museum of Modern Art in New York
Deviant Art
Maths & Art - fractals
Essentials of Music - introduction to the basics of classical music
The 100 Greatest Novels of all Time