Studio Arts – Painting Research
Background Information: Selected Sources Available in the IAIA Library
|100 Contemporary Artists||REF 709.22 O584 (2 volumes)|
|Hidden Symbols in Art||REF 704.9 C311h|
|How to Read a Modern Painting||REF 759.06 T468h|
|How to Read a Painting : Lessons From the Old Masters||REF 759 R995h|
|World Painting Index||REF 016.75 H388w|
|American Indian painters; A Biographical Directory||REF 709.22 S673a|
|Modern Arts Criticism||REF 701.18 G151m (3 volumes)|
|St. James Guide to Native North American Artists||REF 709.22 S143|
|The Dictionary of Art||REF 703 D554 (34 volumes)|
Search the library catalog for books on your topic or thesis, using relevant keywords.
Visit the library’s stacks and browse call number areas:
- 750- Painting & paintings
- 751- Techniques, equipment, forms
- 752- Color
- 753- Symbolism, allegory, mythology, legend
- 754- Genre painting
- 755- Religion & religious symbolism
- 756- Human figures & their parts
- 758- Other subjects
- 759- Historical, areas, persons treatment
Also check the NC shelves (far right of collection stacks) for non-circulating books in the same call number ranges.
Selected List of Periodicals (located near the Library Study Rooms)
Library Databases (Newspaper & Journal articles)
- Academic Search Premier: A multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,700 publications.
- ARTstor: Contains approximately 300,000 images of art, architecture and archeology from a wide range of cultures and time periods.
- Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA): Comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing covering European and American visual arts from late antiquity to the present.
- GALE Cengage —Expanded Academic ASAP: Includes research, reviews, full-text articles.
- GALE Cengage- Academic OneFile: Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources.
- JSTOR: An electronic archive of full-text articles from Arts & Humanities journals.
- Project Muse: Scholarly, full-text articles in the arts and humanities.
Search for the Artist’s Own Reflections
Some suggested subject headings to find material presented in the artist’s own words:
- Use the artist’s name as an author search (last name, first name)
- Use the artist’s name as a subject search (last name, first name)
- Combine the artist’s name with these terms
Note: When searching most databases, it is possible to search the singular and plural forms of terms by using an asterisk (*). For example: diar*, interview*, journal*.
Thinking & Writing About Art
|A Short Guide to Writing About Art||808.0667 B261s 2008|
|Writing About Art||808.06 S275w|
|Writing for the Visual Arts||808.0667 M478w|
|The Critique Handbook : A Sourcebook and Survival Guide||REF 701.18 B982c|