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ARTH 300 World Art History II: Home

Useful resources for the study of world art and architecture from the fifteenth century through the present.

ARTstor images for your paper

Courbet Still Life

Courbet, Gustave.  Still Life: Apples, pears, and primroses on a table. 1871-2. Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena.  ARTstor. Web. 6 May 2014.

Find images for your presentation or paper is the 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, Art History Survey Collection).  Use the Advanced Search to limit by date.

Helpful videos on using ARTstor can be found on YouTube

Museum Websites

African Mask from Cote d'Ivoire

Dan-Wobe Mask

Dan-Wobe Mask. 20th century. Wood, paint, brass bells, cloth. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Image available on Artstor,

Online Resources

Reference Sources

For background information, start with an exhaustive reference work such as  Grove Art Online.  Both the 'Guided Tour' and 'Tools and Resources' (available from the Home page) provide useful information on searching Grove/Oxford Art Online. The Oxford Companion to Western Art  edited by Hugh Brigstocke is also part of Oxford Art Online.

To place art and architecture in context, consult Art and Humanities Through the Eras

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 'Databases and E-Journals' search feature on the Library's Web site.

Locate articles in databases

Specialized Online Encyclopedias

Japanese Scroll

Mountain landscape

Fukuda Kodöjin. Mountain landscape.  late 18th to mid-19th century. Hanging scroll (detail), ink and color on paper. Manyo'an Collection of Japanese Art. Available on Artstor.

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