What's New in the Gallery

The Web Gallery of Art was opened in October 1996. Since then many changes occurred which are summarized on the What's New page of the standard version designed for large screen with resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher. The latest changes are shown below.

Major changes in June, 2021:

Change in March, 2021:

  • The presentation of the entire WGA collection, designed for wide screens and introduced earlier, was significantly upgraded. On large screen surfaces, this presentation offers all features of the standard version with significantly more effective use of the collection. Together with all previous presentations of particular sections, it can be reached in the standard version through the "WIDE SCREEN MODES" button in the upper menu row.

Major changes in December, 2020:

  • Over 1.000 new reproductions are added to the collection, the total number of images being increased to over 50.500. The newly added images contain the works of 21 new artists.
  • In this upgrade, we focused on Renaissance sculpture in 15th-century Italy; most of the new images are related to this subject.
  • The special presentations of the Sculpture Section and Architecture Section, designed for wide screen and introduced earlier, were enhanced and improved. Furthermore, similar presentation of the Illumination Section was added, and the wide screen presentation of the entire collection was also created. These presentations can be viewd only in the standard version of the collection.
  • The updated catalogue of the entire image collection can be downloaded in various formats. Furthermore, the catalogue of the newly added or relocated images can also be downloaded.
  • In addition to the image catalogue, as a new feature, we provide also the catalogue containing 5456 artist biographies.
  • The mobile version of the Gallery was upgraded simultaneously with the standard version.

Major changes in June, 2020:

  • Over 900 new reproductions are added to the collection, the total number of images being increased to over 49.500. The newly added images contain the works of 19 new artists.
  • In this upgrade, we focused on High Renaissance sculpture in 16th-century Italy; most of the new images are related to this subject.
  • The updated catalogue of the entire collection can be downloaded in various formats. Furthermore, the catalogue of the newly added, improved or relocated images can also be downloaded.
  • The mobile version of the Gallery was upgraded simultaneously with the standard version.

Major changes in January, 2020:

  • Over 600 new reproductions are added to the collection, the total number of images being increased to over 48.600. The newly added images contain the works of 48 new artists.
  • In addition to a general upgrade, this time we focused on Renaissance art and architecture outside Italy, making the presentation of the Renaissance period more balanced. Most of the new images are related to this subject.
  • The updated catalogue of the entire collection can be downloaded in various formats. Furthermore, the catalogue of the newly added, improved or relocated images can also be downloaded.
  • The mobile version of the Gallery was upgraded simultaneously with the standard version.
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