Your paintings - uncovering the nation's art collection


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windmills Your paintings - uncovering the nation's art collection

Your Paintings is a web site from the BBC in collaboration with The Public Catalogue Foundation which aims to create a complete record of the United Kingdom's national collection of oil, tempera and acrylic paintings and make this accessible to the public. (They've concentrated on these types of painting, largely because there is a tractable number of them - were watercolours to be included these number in the millions, making the project unrealistic). There are around 63,000 (of an estimated 200,000) paintings now available on the site.

A seach for windmill returns 72 items, with some well known painting by artists such as Constable, Van Gogh, but also from lesser known, and indeed "unknown artist" included.

Tags: [bbc] [paintings]
Item: #817, Posted: 30/8/11.


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