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Research Guides

Art History

This research guide provides a highly selective list of major reference resources in the field of Art History.

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Citing Images

Information about paintings, photographs, sculptures, or other works of art can usually be presented within the text part of the essay rather than in a footnote or bibliography. If a note or bibliography entry is needed, list the artist, a title (in italics), and a date of creation or completion, followed by information about the medium and the location of the work. For works consulted online, add a URL.


1. Salvador Dalí, The Persistence of Memory, 1931, oil on canvas, 9½ × 13″ (24.1 × 33 cm), Museum of Modern Art, New York, http://www.moma.org.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/collection/works/79018.


2. Dorothea Lange, Black Maria, Oakland, 1957, printed 1965, gelatin silver print, 39.3 × 37 cm, Art Institute, Chicago, http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/220174.


McCurry, Steve. Afghan Girl. December 1984. Photograph. National Geographic, cover, June 1985.


Picasso, Pablo. Bull’s Head. Spring 1942. Bicycle saddle and handlebars, 33.5 × 43.5 × 19 cm. Musée Picasso Paris.

https://www-chicagomanualofstyle-org.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/book/ed17/part3/ch14/psec235.html