You may not cite information from Wikipedia. However, Wikipedia can provide information about the museum that hosts your art object, and that museum's website can provide contextual information.
Search for articles in news magazines and websites by typing the title of your art object and the names of news publications (e.g. New Yorker, New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR, BBC, etc.)
After identifying the movement, school, or era to which your art object belongs, find information on that period using this database.
Guide created by: Adam Apo
Regina Dominican High School
Last updated: 4/23/2018
Selecting an Art Object
Explore museum collections from around the world and browse art objects by artist, movement, media, and era.
Search public works of art (e.g. sculpture, architecture, murals, etc.) in Chicago's Loop, South side, and North side.
Explore the collections and exhibits of New York City's "the Met."
Browse Chicago's museum of contemporary and abstract art.
Research and browse historic and contemporary architecture in and around the Chicagoland area
Architectural Digest's playlist of must-see architectural landmarks in cities around the world
Read essays and articles on works of art across all media
Definitions of various elements of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other media (e.g. line, space, shape, color, texture, etc.)
YouTube video tutorial on what to look for when critiquing a painting
Glossary of important terms and definitions in architecture
Context and critique of painting masterpieces from 17th-20th Century