The components that make up a piece of art. The building blocks of art.
1. The category of art, relating to the type of work. Ex. portraiture, landscape, still lifes.
2. Art depicting everyday life is called genre.
Movement (see Genre)
Principles of Art
How the Elements are used or distributed throughout the work.
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To locate articles on a topic, click on the appropriate link above and then enter a single word or phrase in the search box.
The public artwork websites and artists in your textbook will give you good terms to use as you begin your search.
To further narrow your search you need to carefully select your search terms and use AND to combine them, if needed. For example, search terms Henry Moore AND Reclining Figure.
Any database in this list would be a good place to search for your article.
Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact a librarian to assist you in your search. Due to the requirements of your assignment, you may want to contact your instructor first.
|Museum Websites||Images Collections||Online Art Resources|
|Art on the Atlanta Beltline||
A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting
and sculpture. Search by name of painter and see examples of their work.
Comprehensive webliography of art history links organized
by an art historian and appraiser: some are commercial sites
while many others are credible sources such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art..
Just be sure to make a note of which database you got the image from for your works cited page
Art Reference Books (which are often also sometimes available in database form) are the best places to find information on art topics such as:
· Art, Abstract
Art books you can check out also often provide concise summaries, but may also consist of detailed discussions that go into great depth about the topic.
Using books for research does not necessarily mean that you need to read the entire book.
· The introduction to a book may be a good place to find background information on the topic the book is about.
· You should read enough of a book or chapter to understand what an author is saying and quote her correctly.
· Sometimes chapters in books are complete works written by different authors, making them ideal for research.