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ART 210 Foundations in Painting

Introduces beginning concepts, materials, and techniques involved in painting.

Getting Started

For background information, start with an exhaustive reference work such as  Grove 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.  You can also find Elephant on Flipster.

Find Articles in Databases

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"
  • "Painting, Modern -- 20th century"
  • Watercolor Painting -- 20th century

ARTstor Images for Your Presentation/Paper

Mamma Andersson. Coming Home.

Andersson, Mamma. Coming Home.  Acrylic and oil on panel . Exhibited at David Zwirner, Spring 2006  Image and original data provided by Larry Qualls. ARTstor.

The best place to find images for your presentation or paper is the database,  ARTstor. ARTstor is being incorporated into JSTOR; open JSTOR and use the Image search.

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, paintings), 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 YouTube

Specialized Online Encyclopedias