Resources for Artist Research
- Always cite your sources!
- Look critically at the quality of your sources. Websites for newspapers, universities (.edu), museums, research institutes, government research organizations, or the websites of artists themselves are superior to Pinterest, Wikipedia, or the personal websites of people whose qualifications are unknown.
- If you use a non-scholarly source like Wikipedia to get an overview of a subject, go to the bottom of the page where it lists “References.” Use these sources to learn more about your topic.
Some good resources for research:
You need to scroll down and click links such as “Tradition / Gallery One” or “Contemporary / Gallery One” to start accessing artwork images. Includes some insightful analysis of the specific works.
Musée du Louvre (Paris, France) - http://www.louvre.fr/en/homepage
Museum of Modern Art (New York City, United States) - www.moma.org
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City) - www.metmuseum.org
Google Cultural Institute (Google Art Project) - http://www.google.com/