About


Wikipaintings.org — Encyclopedia of fine arts.

The project aims to create high-quality, most complete and well-structured online repository of fine art. We hope to make classical art a little more accessible and comprehensible, and also want to provide a new form of interaction between contemporary artists and their audience. In the future we plan to cover the entire history of art — from cave artworks to the new talents of today.

The project is non-profit.

Wikipaintings filling system is based on the principle of wiki, i.e. free filling and editing the contents of the site by anyone who wants to participate in the project. The quality and reliability of the information will be ensured by consistent moderation of all the updates.

Wiki functionality of the site is still under development and we are working hard to open editorial section for public. Please request an invitation and we'll let you know when it's ready.

The site presents both public domain artworks and works that are protected by copyright. The last ones are posted on the site in accordance with fair use principle, because:

  1. they are historically significant artworks;
  2. the images are only being used for informational and educational purposes;
  3. the image are readily available on the internet;
  4. the images are low resolution copies of the original artworks and are unsuitable for commercial use.

If you are the copyright holder of the work of art used for Wikipaintings.org and do not agree that its use on the site is in accordance with the fair use principle, please contact us by .

Legal partner: independent law firm Legato

Technolgy partner: development team SocialTalents

Hosting partner: Microsoft Azure

Design partner: Hype

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And if you want to contribute some of your time, knowledge, money, or just helpful advice to our project, please, visit How to contribute page.