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ARTH 448 Korean Art: Home

A survey of the art, architecture, and visual culture of Korea from Neolithic times to the present.

ARTstor Images for Your Presentation

The Buddha of Healing

The Buddha of Healing (Yaksa Yorae) and Attendants. Choson dynasty, 15th-16th century. Painting on silk 200 cm (78 3/4 in.). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Available from ARTstor

The best place to find images for your paper or presentation is the database, ARTstor.  Log on to ARTstor, create a personal account and create an image group.  Then view information on how to Export of 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.

Helpful videos on using ARTstor can be found on UTube


Specialized Online Encyclopedias

Getting Started

For background information, start with an exhaustive reference work such as  Grove Art Online.  Both the 'Guided Tour' and 'Tips for Users' (available from the Home page) provide useful information on searching Grove/Oxford Art Online.

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 'ejournals' tab under 'Access Databases and Ejournals' on the Library's Web site.

Finding Artilces

Online Books

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Pensive Bodhisattva

Pensive Bodhisattva. Mid-7th century, Three Kingdoms period (57 B.C.-A.D. 668). Gilt bronze. H. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm); W. 4 in. (10.2 cm); D. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Available from ARTStor