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ART 101 Art Fundamentals

Resources of interest as you explore the interrelatedness of line, shape, value, texture, and color as used in two and three-dimensional art.

Galleries in Los Angeles

Exhibition Catalogs in the Library

Use the subject headings below to discover exhibition catalogs:

  • [artist's name], eg. Arbus, Diane - Exhibitions | Criticism and Interpretation | Catalogs | Interviews
  • "Art, Modern -- 20th century | 21st century

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 '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:  Artnet.com

Artsy, a resource for collection and education, aims to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.

ARTnews (available on Flipster) reports on the art, personalities, issues, trends and events shaping the international art world.

Read Books Online

Finding Articles

Los Angeles Museum Websites

L.A. Graffiti Black Book

Specialized Online Encyclopedias