Art History II / Renaissance to the 20th Century - LSC-Kingwood
The all-encompassing, show me your brains paper:
Write a research paper on a culture or style from this period.
In a 5-7 page typed and double spaced paper (MLA style), show how an artwork reflects the issues and concerns (societal, political, economic, artistic, religious, historical, technological or/and psychological) of the time period in which it was created. Include an analysis of content in relation to these issues and concerns. Be sure to reference specific elements within the artwork throughout the course of the paper as they relate to your issues and concerns. Parenthetical references and a bibliography must be included. Refer to the section on plagiarism. Please include a reproduction of the image on a separate page at the end of your paper. Contact Professor Kelley Revuelto.
Librarian talk . . . About Getting Started!
As you begin, narrow your topic to a size that you can manage. Consider keywords that will help you find the information you need. These can be names of artists, art works, events, or broader identifying terms. Use these keywords for locating information in the library catalog, electronic databases, and on the internet.
Librarian Talk . . .About Books!
Reference Books are a good starting point because they give you an overview with more broad, general information. If you haven't decided on your topic, they will help you by presenting the major artists and movements.
- REF N5300 .S8447 Atlas of Western Art History; Artists, Sites and Movements from Ancient Greece to the Modern Age. New York: Oxford, 1994. Where art was created, and how and why it spread.
- REF N31 .D5 Dictionary of Art (34 Volumes). New York: Grove, 1996. A classic reference, thorough and authoritative. Black & White pictures. Also available as a database, Oxford Art Online (includes Grove's Dictionary of Art).
- REF N25 .E53 Encyclopedia of Visual Art (10 Volumes). Danbury, CT: Grolier, 1983. Volumes 4-5 cover the styles and movements of this period. Vol. 6-9 offer information on the artists.
- REF N40 .G77 Great Artists of the Western World (10 volumes). New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1987.
- REF N40 .G774 Great Artists of the Western World II (10 volumes). New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1988. Brief background information and good, full-color pictures.
To find books, search the library catalog using Keywords:
- Name of the art movement.
- Artist's last name.
- Title of the artwork
These books have been Recommended by your instructor as a good place to begin your research:
N6370. S6 2005. Northern Renaissance Art. Snyder, James. Upper Saddle River, NY: Prentice Hall, 1985.
N6370. H26 1995. The Mirror of the Artist. Harbison, Craig. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1995.
N6915. H37 2006. History of Italian Renaissance Art. Hartt, Frederick. New York: Harry N. Abramns, 1994.
19th Century Art
N6425. N4 R65 1984. 19th Century Art. Rosenblum, Robert and H. W. Janson. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1984.
The Impressionists: A Retrospective. Kapos, Martha. New York: Macmillan, 1991. Available for request from MCML libraries.
20th Century Art
N6490 . A713. History of Modern Art. Arnason, H. H. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998. 4th ed. & 6th ed. Available for request from MCML and HCPL libraries.
DATABASES: Searching for Scholarly Journal Articles
Librarian Talk . . . Finding Journal Articles!
Electronic databases are purchased by the libraries for your research use. To find scholarly journal articles, magazine and newspapers articles, letters, reference books, illustrations, photographs and more, use your updated library card to login to the databases. There is some overlap of articles in the following databases. However, we encourage you to use more than one. All are excellent sources for this topic.
HINT: For a full list of avalailable databases, go to Research Databases, and select the subject that best suits your need. From off campus, use the barcode number from your Lone Star College ID/library card to log in.
Project Muse - Scholarly articles from recent journals.
JSTOR - Scholarly articles from older journals.
Academic Search Complete - A general database that includes art. Use an Advanced Search, and select Full Text and Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.
Biography Reference Bank - Learn about your artist and his times. Not art criticism.
Oxford Art Online - New and useful for art research; includes Grove Art Online and access to Oxford art reference subscriptions and publications. See Below for detailed instructions for accessing the database.
OXFORD ART ONLINE
|Librarian Talk . . . About Searching Oxford Art Online (includes Grove Art Online)
The Oxford Art Online is a database that offers full-text articles and pictures of the world's most famous art. On the opening page of this database, you will find several search options. Understanding how to use these options will help you to plan your search. A guided tour is provided that is very helpful to familiarize you with the features of this database.
GETTING HELP FOR YOUR ASSIGNMENT
|Librarian Talk about getting help!
Support for a successful paper is more than finding the right resources. Putting it all together takes time and effort. Sometimes it takes additional help from the librarians or tutors. Please consider the following resources if you need additional help. Remember, the expert on the assignment is your professor.
Citing Sources Using the Library MLA Style Guide | Lone Star College - Kingwood Library guide. Examples of both paper and electronic citations.For Citing images, see below
Avoiding Plagiarism | Lone Star College brief essay on how to avoid plagiarism. Links to additional valuable resources on the topic.
University of Texas Copyright Crash Course | This helpful guide on copyright is suggested by Lone Star College-Kingwood Teaching and Learning Center.
Learning Center | Check our hours for in-house tutoring.Academic Integrity Lone Star College brochure covering plagiarism and steps for ensuring student success.
REMEMBER, the expert on this paper is your instructor, Ms. Revuelto.
CITING IMAGES USING MLA Based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. REF LB 2369. G53 2009 (Section 5.7.6 A Work of Visual Art)
When citing a work of art from either a print source or an online database include the following:
- Artist's name (if known)
- Title of work, in italics
- Date created or, if not known, write N.d.
- Medium of Composition (i.e. photograph, bronze, oil on canvas, etc.)
- Ownership (Museum or Private Collection of . . .)
- City where the museum or private collection is located
- Complete publication information for the source in which the work appears, either print or online database
- Medium of reproduction (Print)