To find journal articles about art history topics, use Art Index as well as the multi-disciplinary databases, JSTOR and Proquest Research Library.
Examples of journal articles from the databases that combine historical issues with art or images include:
Holding the World in Balance: The Connected Histories of the Iberian Overseas Empires, 1500-1640
American Historical Review112, 5 (Dec 2007): 1359-1385
Abstract: Subrahmanyam raises a set of issues regarding imperial connection going back as far as 1500. He examines the distinctions between the imperial models proposed by Spain and Portugal in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and asks whether these distinctions that existed early on in the sixteenth century came to be blurred over time on account of processes of mutual borrowing and imitation, the synchronic version of what is termed translatio imperii. He then attempts to sort out what part the "Union of the Crowns" played in these processes and briefly examines how contemporary observers and writers attempt to grapple with these issues.
Medievalism and Magic: Illustrating Classical French Fairy Tales
Hoogenboezem, Daphne M. In Montoya, Alicia C., van Romburgh, Sophie and van Anrooij, Wim, ed. and introd. Early Modern Medievalisms: The Interplay between Scholarly Reflection and Artistic Production. Brill, 2010. Pages 249-283.