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World Art Treasures

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

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This site, created in honor of French art collector Jacques-Edouard Berger, contains 100,000 images—from paintings and prints to photographs and architecture—from all time periods and all corners of the world, though its strength is in European Baroque and Renaissance painters. La Tour, Vermeer, Botticelli, and Caravaggio are featured prominently, represented by more than 100 paintings each. The collection is also strong in photographs of East Asian, South Asian, and North African monuments and architecture. The “itineraries” provide an introduction through images and secondary source text to thirteen subjects, including “The Dizzying Grandeur of Rococo,” “Roman Portraits from Egypt,” “Ankor” (the capital of the Khmer civilization), and “Borobudur” (an important Buddhist shrine in Indonesia). The large image library can be browsed by country, artist, or time period and the site contains a general search function. As an added bonus, many images are available in interactive multimedia format, allowing users to zoom to incredible detail.

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