RESOURCES 2017-09-19T15:42:36+00:00

On this page you will find very useful weblinks which will help you with both your Culture Studies in Junior Cycle, Art History and Appreciation in Senior Cycle, and with practical work


Below is the list of objects which the examinations commission recommends to practice from in preparation for the Junior Cert drawing exam. For your drawing exam you will be given a shortened list of objects, taken from this page. This means that you can be practising objects for 3 years!

List of objects for drawing

Year 1

FACTFILES downloads

Factfile Neo-Impressionism/ Pointillism SEURAT

Factfile DUERER

Factfile DALI

Factfile BOSCH


Factfile Picasso


Factfile van Gogh



Year 2


Factfile Oldenburg



Factfile Factfile Book of Kells


GENERAL major museums from around the world are featured on this google art website. You can view a selection of artworks, zoom into them, and create and share your own collection. Definitely one to check out!! – the website of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, very comprehensive; a fantastic amount of info in both visual and written form covering thousands of years and art works from all cultures across the world – a very good website covering all things Irish, European and International, galleries, timelines, greatest sculptors and lots more… – Wikipedia – while not guaranteed to be always totally corrrect – is nevertheless a fantastic resource, with excellent images this is the Examinations Department website for past papers and marking schemes going back to 2000! A VIP page!!! -excellent website of the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. Make sure to check out the artists and works that relate to the area we cover. Particularly valuable is the zoom option to closer anaylse works such as Degas’ drawing ‘Two Ballet Dancers in a Dressing Room’.


EUROPEAN ART multi-media website, part of the Khan Academy, with thousands of videos covering the whole history of art from Paleolithic to Ai Weiwei. Included are sculpture, architecture and photography. Definitely one to check out, particularly for key paintings such as GUERNICA, Monet’s work plus all the other artists we have studied! And why not look at some other paintings such as Masacchio’s amazing ‘The Tribute Money’ or Goya’s ‘The Third of May’….? – Wikipedia is a fantastic resource, very extensive, not just paintings but also drawings. Check out any of the artists we explore, for many there are subpages, e.g. Monet’s paintings in series, such as the Poplars, Rouen Cathedral, or the grainstacks – click on the Mona Lisa top left, this will take you to more than 200 artists

An informative and interesting video to help you in your studies of IMPRESSIONISM. This shows paintings from the collection of the National Gallery in London (free entrance). It also deals with painters which started off as Impressionists, such as Cezanne, but then moved on and developed Impressionism further, the so-called POST-IMPRESSIONISTS. – the complete works of Cezanne – all 902 of van Gogh’s letters. Individual texts can be viewed both in their original form with the sketches, and in print, in their original language and in translation with the sketches as add-ons. – descriptions of van Gogh paintings such as ‘The Potato Eaters’ or ‘Cherry Blossoms’ – an excellent source for van Gogh paintings, this website allows you to sort his paintings by date and genre – a very useful facility – and it includes other images such as photographs. This site is a work in progress – not all paintings are listed yet. Check it for other artists too.

AH You Tube videos CUBISM – A document with numerous weblinks explaining Cubism. Check out the Cubist Lemon drawing! A practical exercise that’s fun to do or

The app/website for the excellent ‘A History of Ireland in 100 Objects’ series compiled by Fintan O’Toole for the Irish Times. This app is a gift from the Irish people to the people of the world, to mark Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In the accompanying texts Fintan gives us great insights into these objects which span from the pre-history to the present day.  Many of the objects can be viewed in the National Museum. Suggestion: why not look at one object a day?


PRACTICALS – Check out this You Tube tutorial on Graphic Design by Shawn Barry