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Finding high-resolution images
Artstor contains images of art pieces from many well-known collections. Browse through specific collections/exhibits or search using keywords.
Google Art Project
Contains high-resolution images of objects from collections worldwide.
Digital images from Oregon collections. Search by artist.
Wikimedia Commons Art
Not all of these images are high-resolution, but most of them are licensed such that you can reproduce them or include them in a course Web site.
Searching the Art History literature
Examples of Formal Analysis
Films on Demand offers several videos on formal analysis.
Introduction to Art: Visual Analysis is a 37 minute video that discusses art concepts like composition, texture, line, as well as the difference between description and analysis.
Lichtenstein’s "Girl With Hair Ribbon" segment from " Abstract Expressionism and Pop: Art of the '50s and '60s" is an example of formal analysis.
Andy Warhol's piece
Ten Lizes is analyzed in this clip from " Andy Warhol: Images of an Image."
Resources on Art Vocabulary
Art History uses a lot of specific terminology. Use the following resources to get your bearings and learn about the terms you encounter.
Art History Web sites
Timeline of Art History
Thousands of short essays about periods, styles, and techniques from throughout Art History.
Blouin Art Sales Index
A listing of art sales from 1970 to the present, useful for researching a specific object
Writing about art
Marjorie Munsterberg -- a professor at City College of New York -- wrote this ebook for her art classes.
A solid art history reference
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