This post contains many links to useful and informative websites, institutes of art, libraries, and links to numerous art museum websites listed by country. There also are resource categories by period and region included.
Humanities resources on the Web. The list of contents includes Art (Modern and Contemporary) and Art History.
“Websites you can trust,” evaluated and selected by librarians. Subtopics include Art by Region and Artists.
Arts and humanities resources selected by subject specialists for lecturers, researchers, and students. Search for your topic or select Visual Arts under Browse by Subject.
Students are asked to choose their own “patron saint.” Students should use From Abacus to Zeus and other available resources to choose a saint.
Students should produce an image of the saint in a medieval or Byzantine art style.
Students must submit a 1-page document explaining why they chose the depicted saint, how they chose to represent him/her, and which style they imitated in their image.
Students may choose from any medieval or Byzantine art style, including manuscripts, mosaic, panel-work, tapestry, etc.
Descriptions should demonstrate an understanding of the saint him or herself, and an understanding of the different and diverse art-making traditions associated with western Europe in the medieval period and the art of the Byzantine empire.
This page contains valuable links to websites related to internet-based resources useful in the academic study of media and communication, some websites are not necessarily a scholarly source, but a good resource for ideas and discussion about current topics in visual culture. Includes links to scholarly articles and useful web resources on advertising, photography, TV/radio, and more. It’s a very comprehensive collection of links, many related to visual communication. The collection of advertising-related links is particularly strong.
This post contains explanations of phrases and terms used in discussing and describing Medieval and Romanesque art.
animal interlace: decoratin of interwoven animals or serpents, often found in Celtic and northern European art in the early medieval period.
bailey: the outermost walled courtyard of a castle.
Book of Hours: a private prayer book, having a calendar, services for the canonical hours, and sometimes special prayers.
buttress: a type of architectural support which acts by transferring the weight of the buildings from a higher pint to the ground. Flying buttresses transfer the thrust of the roof vaults to a pier.
cathedral: the principal Christian church in a diocese, build in the bishop’s administrative center and housing his throne (cathedra).
choir: the section of a Christian church reserved for the clergy. Located either between the crossing and the apse or in the nave just before the crossing, screened or walled and fitted with seats; may also be raised above the nave over the entrance.
Examples of Works Cited:
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Tan, Amy. The Bonesetter’s Daughter. New York: Putnam, 2001.
1. Author’s name. Last Name, First Name.
2. The title and subtitle underlined.
3. Place of publication
5. Date of publication.
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Peterson, Susan Lynn. The Life of Martin Luther. 1999. 9 Mar. 2006
1. Name of the author or corporate author (if known).
2. Title of the site, underlined.
3. Date of publication or last update.
5. Date of access.
6. URL in angle brackets.
Electronic Journal Article
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Nicholson, Geoff. “The Warhol Thing.” Modern Painters 15.1 (Spr 2012). WilsonSelectPlus.
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FirstSearch. American Academy of Art Library, Chicago, IL. 1 Dec. 2016.
1. The author’s name.
2. Title of the article in quotation marks.
3. Title of the magazine, underlined.
4. Magazine issue and date information.
5. Name of the databases, underlined.
6. Name of the service, neither underlined or in quotations.
7. The name and location of the library where you retrieved the article.
8. The date the article was retrieved.
For More MLA Citation Help:
Find the following style guides in the library:
- “A Writer’s Reference” by Diana Hacker
- “The Bedford Handbook” by Diana Hacker
- “The Essentials of MLA Style” by Joseph Trimmer
- “Doing Honest Work in College” by Charles Lipson
Standards for Written Work. Assignments and written work must adhere to standard collegiate forms of style. Students may reference either the MLA or the Chicago Manual of Style; Questions about style should be addressed before assignments are due.
Papers should be typed, double-spaced, font size no larger than 12 point, margins no greater than 1 inch, and multiple-page documents must be numbered. Papers will be penalized for editing mistakes. Always retain a copy of your paper on disk and a hard-copy of your paper in case the original is lost or damaged.
Students will use turnitin.com to submit most assignments. Specific AAA Syllabus Outline Page 3 of 4 instructions for using this program will be reviewed during class, and specific deadlines for assignments will be posted for each assignment.
Late or missed assignments.
Assignments are due on the assigned date regardless of a student’s attendance in the class.
Late assignments will be penalized one letter grade. Work that is more than one weeks late will not be accepted for credit. In extreme situations, students may make arrangements for an extension only if they have spoken with the instructor prior to the assignment’s due date. MIDTERM and FINAL assignments will not be accepted after the due date.