Library Instruction for Renaissance Art


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Library Instruction for Renaissance Art

  1. 1. Renaissance Art Wednesday 8AM January 9, 2008 Dr. Janson Lady with an Ermine (Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani) Leonardo da Vinci, Oil on wood, 1483-90
  2. 2. Library Resources <ul><li>Find books, videos… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find articles (Databases by Title) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Art Fulltext </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JSTOR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Muse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliography of History of Art </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Women in Portrait Paintings A Young Lady of Fashion , Paolo Uccello Early 1460s, Oil on wood Ginevra de' Benci Leonardo da Vinci c. 1474/1478 Side Profile Three-Quarter Profile Search terms: Renaissance Women in art Portrait painting Artist name Italy 15 th Century Oil painting Three-quarter Profile
  4. 4. Looking at Just One Painting? Search terms: The Magdalene Reading By Rogier van der Weyden Before 1438, Oil on mahogany You won’t always be able to search by the name of the artwork. Think of different ways to approach the search Symbolism Iconography Saints in art Altarpiece Jar or Ointment Mary Magdalene Rogier van der Weyden Netherlandish Northern Renaissance
  5. 5. Selected Books <ul><li>Italian Renaissance: </li></ul><ul><li>Thames & Hudson Dictionary of the Italian Renaissance REF DG 445 .T43 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia of the Renaissance REF CB 361 .E52 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>History of Italian Renaissance Art REF N6915 . H37 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>The Art of the Italian Renaissance REF N 6915 .A735 1995b </li></ul><ul><li>Renaissance Artists & Antique Sculpture REF NB 85 .B63 1991    </li></ul><ul><li>The Art of Italy in the Royal Collection REF ND611 .W44 2007     </li></ul><ul><li>The Fifteenth Century Italian Paintings REF  ND 615 .G67 2003  </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Northern Renaissance: </li></ul><ul><li>Bruegel to Rembrandt… REF NC 261 .R649 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Arts… REF N6370 .S6 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Early Netherlandish Painting REF ND 635 .F681 </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Campin: A Monographic Study with Critical Catalogue REF ND 673 .C274 T45 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Rogier van der Weyden: The Complete Works REF ND 673 .W4 A4 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Jan van Eyck: The Play of Realism REF ND 673 .E9 H37 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Early Netherlandish Paintings NetLibrary E-Book </li></ul><ul><li>Albrecht Dürer: A Guide to Research NetLibrary E-Book </li></ul>More Selected Books
  7. 7. Find Books Christian art and symbolism Art Patronage Art and society Iconography Christian Saints in Art Religious Art Related topics: Bruegel, Pieter OR Uccello, Paolo (Last name, 1 st name) *Known by 1 st name -> Michelangelo Buonarroti OR Leonardo, da Vinci Artist: Painting, French - 15 th century Italy – history – 15 th century Time Period: Art, Renaissance – Germany Art, Italian Geography: Drawing, Flemish Tapestry, Renaissance Painting, Italian Medium: Examples: Narrow your search -> Art, Renaissance – Italy Art, Renaissance – Europe, Northern Subject Search:
  8. 8. Suggested Journals Sixteenth Century Journal (Art Fulltext) Artibus et Historiae Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies (Project Muse) Journal of the Warburg & Courtauld Institutes Sixteenth Century Journal (JSTOR) Speculum Studies in the Renaissance (JSTOR) Renaissance Studies Renaissance Quarterly (JSTOR) Print & Online Renaissance News (JSTOR) Art Journal Online Only Print Only
  9. 9. Tips for searching (for books, Articles, websites…) <ul><li>Start with a general keyword search to see which subject headings work best. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to think of different terms to describe your topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Subject headings in the catalog are also links. Click on them to see what else you get. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other Helpful Hints <ul><li>See “ Research ” at for suggestions: </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguishing between Scholarly & Popular Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Researching a Topic </li></ul><ul><li>See writing guides for art history: </li></ul><ul><li>Writing the Art History Paper (Dartmouth College) </li></ul><ul><li>Art History Writing Guide (Wesleyan University) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Writing for Art History (Univ. of North Carolina - Chapel Hill) </li></ul>