The Artchive

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The Artchive
FoundedLate 1990s
Founder(s) Mark Harden
Image of Bride of the Wind, a 1913 painting by Oskar Kokoschka, from the Artchive. 'Bride of the Wind', oil on canvas painting by Oskar Kokoschka, a self-portrait expressing his unrequited love for Alma Mahler (widow of composer Gustav Mahler), 1913.jpg
Image of Bride of the Wind, a 1913 painting by Oskar Kokoschka, from the Artchive.

The Artchive is a virtual art gallery website. It was established in the late 1990s by Mark Harden. He contributed to WebMuseum from 1995 before establishing the Artchive. A biography of the founder called it a "top art resource". [1] A user on Pinterest called it "such a valuable website". [2] However, the contact email does not currently work and the site is neglected and not updated.


The Artchive website displays historic artworks with a convenient viewer that allows the size of the image to be set easily as required. It provides a leading online teaching resource for art at a university level. [3]

The Artchive contains 2,300 scans of works by more than 200 artists. [4] Posters of displayed artworks are available.

It has the same name as a service of SITO. [5]

Notable works on the site include The Fight Between Carnival and Lent by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. [6]

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