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ART 103 Observational Drawing (Lausanne)

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

Getting Started

For background information, start with 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:

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.

Online Books

Art Databases

Useful General Databases

Specialized Online Encyclopedias

ARTstor Images


Alpine landscape by Jan Hackaert

Jan Hackaert. 17th Century. Alpine landscape. drawing. Place: British Museum,

The best place to find images for your presentation or paper is the database,  ARTstor whick is being incorporated into JSTOR. 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, drawing), or by collection (for example, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum).  Use the Advanced Search to limit by date.

Helpful videos on using ARTstor can be found on YouTube