Category Archives: Art and Art History

New at the Library: “Duet”

Stop by Cutler Commons and check out our newly acquired work of art!

“Duet” is an abstract sculpture created by Fall 2015 Philip C. Curtis Artist-in-Residence Ann Weber. Using found cardboard and staples, Weber fabricates large-scale, three-dimensional forms inspired by nature. “Duet” was featured in her recent solo exhibition at Bobbitt Visual Art Center’s Munro Gallery. Click here to learn more about the artist.

Ann Weber, Duet
Ann Weber. Duet. 2015. Found cardboard, staples. 52x53x13 and 25x36x9 inches.

Art and Art History: Top Databases

These are the top Art History-specific databases that we recommend looking in for articles. If you’re not entirely sure yet what you need, try checking out the list of “General” databases; they’re often the best place to start. Also, try clicking “Humanities” or “Art” in the drop-down menu.

Keep going to the bottom of this list to see the rest of our Art History databases, as well as a list at the very end of other online and book sources you may find useful.

Art Full-Text
Articles from international publications; now with expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian, and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.

Bibliography of the History of Art
Has not been updated since 2007! From the J. Paul Getty Trust. Covers material published in art journals between 1975 and 2007.

CAMIO: Catalog of Art Images Online
Representing the collections of prominent museums, CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.

Art and Art History: More Resources

Online Resources

Ancient History Sourcebook: from Fordham University, a collection of online texts covering: Late Antiquity, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, Israel, Greece, the Hellenistic World, Human Origins, Rome, and Christian Origins. Includes visual and audio material!

ArtLex Art Dictionary a virtual catalog for art history that searches (among others) the Frick Art Reference Library, the Getty Research Institute Library and the Metropolitan Museum

Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
Search for fully digitized manuscripts by date, location of archive/library, author, language, or specific search term.

d’ART: a marketplace and community of fine artists and art dealers.

INFOMINE click on the link for Visual & Performing Arts. Provided by the University of California Riverside.

The Internet Medieval Sourcebook

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Journal of Contemporary Art: an online journal featuring transcripts of interviews with contemporary artists, and photos of their projects.

The Lindisfarne Gospels Tour, courtesy of the British Library

The Louvre Virtual Tour

Modern and contemporary artists and art:

The National Gallery of Art

The New York Foundation for the Arts home, or check their magazine, Current

New York City Gallery Listing

Perseus Project: the Perseus Project is a digital library of works from the Greek and Roman classical world, containing primary and secondary sources, as well as dictionaries and other reference works.

World Wide Arts Resources

In the Library

A Biographical Dictionary of Women Artists in Europe and America since 1850
Harvester Wheatsheaf / N6757 .D86 1990

Contemporary Artists
St. James / Ref N6490 .C6567 1989

The Dictionary of Art
Grove / Ref N31 .D5 1996 (34 volumes)

Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists
St. Martin’s Press / N6536 .C8 1988

Encyclopedia of American Art
Dutton / Ref N6505 .B73 1981

Encyclopedia of Visual Art
Encyclopaedia Britannica International / Ref N31 .E55 1989 (10 volumes)

Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western Art
IconEditions / Ref N7740 .H35 1996

The Oxford Dictionary of Art
Oxford University Press / Ref N33 .O93 2004