Main features

  1. Scope: Time-frame: 200-1900, covering painting and sculpture of all types as well as some of the applied arts, and architecture, too. Artists: European artists and architects of art historical significance.
  2. Images: 52.867 full screen images (in January, 2022).
  3. Text: Artist biographies (5.488 in January, 2022), fundamental data (author, date, technique, size, location) of the art objects, commentaries.
  4. Guided tours (only in standard and wide screen versions): Various itineraries through the collection for studying different aspects of art (an artist, a style, a time period, a genre, etc.).
  5. Navigation: Simple, user-friendly system with navigation and search tools always present at the top and the bottom of the screen; powerful search engine with advanced search capability.
  6. Services: Free postcard service, any images displayed in the gallery can be sent as virtual postcard composed by the sender with attached music file (only in standard version); downloadable catalogue for off-line searches; guestbook and e-mail connection.
  7. Accessories: Glossaries of art terms, art centres, illustrious peoples and families; description of museums and church institutions; list of related art websites.
  8. Language: English, some introductory pages in Hungarian.

Technical data

  1. Images: JPEG format with IJG 67 compression, typical size 150-300 kbyte, 900-1400 pixel, resolution optimized for screen (not suitable for printed publications).
  2. Software: Static HTML pages with JavaScripts; cgi scripts running on the server.
  3. Disk space: About 20 GByte used on the server.

Unique features

  1. Special scripts: Image viewer with zooming (25-200%) capability; bookmarking and printing from frame structure (only in standard version); spam filter for the guestbook.
  2. Dual-window view (only in standard version): Two copies of the collection can be run independently in the left and right side of the vertically divided screen. Links can be directed from one side to the other by the visitor.
  3. Connecting images and textual information: Text information in the comment block of the JPEG image, downloaded images contain the relevant textual information, too.
  4. Special presentation: Version for small screens (entire site, for mobile devices).
  5. Special presentations in the standard version: Versions for wide screens (sculpture, illuminations and architecture sections, as well as the entire collection).
  6. Background music (only in standard version) : Wide selection of period classical music (streaming Mp3).
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