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ART 103 Observational Drawing: Home

Introduces responsive, observational drawing from still lives and live models while working with a variety of drawing tools


Seated Woman Willem de Kooning

Seated Woman Willem de Kooning

(1952). Pencil, pastel, and oil on two sheets of paper, 12 1/8 x 9 1/2" (30.8 x 24.2 cm). The Lauder Foundation Fund. © 2013 The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

ARTstor Images for Your Presentation

The best place to find images for your presentation is our new database, ARTstor.  Log on to ARTstor, create a personal account and create an image group.  Then view information on how to Export to Power Point

You can search ARTstor by the name of an art work, by geography, by classification (for example, architecture), or by collection (for example, Beyond the Taj).  Use the Advanced Search to limit by date.

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Helpful Hints

Bibliographies located in books or at the end of journal articles can be very helpful.  To learn if Pepperdine has access to a particular journal, search for the name of the journal in the library catalog, or use the 'Journals & Periodicals' search feature on the Library's Web site.

Locate artists' works on the Internet using a search engine such as Google; or visit a site that collects information about works from over 180,000 artists:

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Exhibition Catalogs in the Library

Use the subject headings below to discover exhibition catalogs:

  • [artist's name], eg. Rockburne, Dorothea | Yarde, Richard --
    Exhibitions | Criticism and Interpretation | Catalogs | Interviews
  • "Art, Modern -- 20th century | 21st century"
  • "Drawing -- 20th century --Exhibitions"
  • Drawing -- 21st century -- Catalogs
  • Drawing, American