Compare the following two images of Two Dancers on a Stage by Edgar Degas:
As you examine these images, consider the following. Be prepared to report your findings to the class!
ARTstor is a large collection of digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences from museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.
Use Artstor to find images for papers, presentations, and study in the humanities. There's also a set of tools for sharing images, curating groups of images, downloading them directly into PowerPoint presentations, and comparing and contrasting images.
You must register for an account to use many of Artstor’s features, such as downloading images, curating groups of images, and downloading groups of images to PowerPoint. Images in Artstor come from a wide range of sources, and many of them are under copyright. Registered accounts ensure that Artstor meets its agreements with image contributors and protect their content, and also enable you to assembled personalized content like image groups.
Click on the ARTstor logo or the link below to begin your search.
There are different ways you can search for content in Artstor:
Covers biographies, criticism, country surveys, artistic styles and movements, art forms, subject matter and iconography, and techniques. Note: Limit of 3 simultaneous users.
Use the resources on this page to locate information related to your role in the Reacting to the Past game. Your goal is to find
Use Artstor and/or Google Arts & Culture to locate images of artworks by the following artists:
Jules Adolphe Breton
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
Vincent Van Gogh
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
To find information about 19th century art critics and dealers, use Oxford Art Online or Oxford Reference:
Works of art are sources in the same way that texts are sources. This means that you need to include artwork in your "Works Cited" list and reference artwork in in-text parenthetical citations.
Follow the general MLA guidelines for art, then add in additional information about online access.
Artist. Title of Work. Date of Composition or N.d. Collection, City where located. URL.
If the medium and/or materials (e.g., oil on canvas) are important to the reference, you can include this information at the end of the entry. However, it is not required.
For photographic reproductions of artwork (e.g. images of artwork in a book), cite the bibliographic information as above followed by the information for the source in which the photograph appears, including page or reference numbers (plate, figure, etc.).
The citation generator within Artstor provides the following:
Paul Cézanne. A Modern Olympia. 1873-1874. Artstor, library-artstor-org.ezproxy.ups.edu/asset/LESSING_ART_1039789259
Note that this is incomplete. You need italicize the title of the work. You also need to add in additional information, which you can get from the detail page within Artstor. Here is the full citation in MLA style:
Paul Cézanne. A Modern Olympia. 1873-1874. Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Artstor, library-artstor-org.ezproxy.ups.edu/asset/LESSING_ART_1039789259. Oil on canvas. 46x55cm.
Your in-text citations need to be keyed to your "Works Cited" list.
The first time you cite the image, provide the artist's surname and the full title:
(Cézanne, Self-Portrait with a Pink Background)
If you are citing no other works by Cézanne that begin with "Self-Portrait," you can shorten subsequent in-text citations to just:
However, if you are citing more than one "Self-Portrait," then continue to use the full title.
Exhibition caalogs are publications which document a museum exhibit and can be valuable resources for learning more about a particular artist and their work. These collections often include a mixture of primary and secondary sources such as: Artists' statements; Essays about the artists' work; Artists' biographies including exhibition and award history; Images of the artists' work.
How to Find:
Catalogues raisonnés provide thorough, reasoned and systematic documentation of all works by an artist – the oeuvre – in a given medium (such as painting, sculpture, works on paper) or all media known at the time when the catalogue is prepared. Use catalogues raisonnés to find reproductions, critical assessment, scholarly essays, and bibliographies.
How to find: