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ART: Art & Artists Research for Drawing & Painting Courses (2021)

A guide for students in Elise Schweitzer's courses, created by arts Librarian Maryke Barber

Tips - finding books

While searching for your artist's name in OneSearch, try adding the following words:

  • Catalogs
  • Exhibitions
  • Criticism and interpretation (for books discussing an artist's work)

Terms for Figure Painting Spring 2021:

  • Figure painting
  • Figurative Art
  • Human Figure in Art
  • Women/Men in Art
  • Nude in Art
  • Male/Female Nude in Art;

Other Useful Art Subject Terms

  • Drawing
  • Landscape painting
  • Portrait painting
  • Portraits
  • Still-life painting

Or Thematic Terms:

  • Children in art
  • Flowers in art
  • Monsters in art

How do I know if a book has illustrations?

Look  in the "Details" section for:

"Phys. Desc. 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 27 cm"

ill. = illustrations.        col. = color.

More Books

Search for an item in libraries near you: >>

Worldcat: Find books in libraries worldwide, and order them via Inter-Library Loan if Hollins does not have them.

TIP: Using will sort your results by relevance; using will put our books first.

Google Books contains full text for books in the public domain (pre-1923); partial text for books under copyright.

Very useful for finding out which books contain information on your topic; then you can order them via inter-library loan if Hollins doesn't have them.