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Art and Architecture: Images

ARTstor

ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and class activities.  Explore the details of photos and art work with the built-in software tools, improve your projects with art and images specific to the content described.

 

ARTstor home page

National Gallery of Art

NGA Images is a repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. On this website you can search, browse, share, and download images. To get started enter a search term in the Quick Search box located in the upper right-hand corner of this page or browse the regularly updated featured-image collections prepared by Gallery staff.

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Citing Images

Image (Including a Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph for an image in a Database)

MLA example:

Last, First Artist's name. Title of work. Date of creation, The institution and city where the work is housed. Database name. Medium of publication (Web or Print)Day Month Year of Access.

What it should look like in your paper:

Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. ARTstor. Web. 22 January 2013.

Intext citation:

(Last Name) or (Last Name, Title Phrase) if citing more than one image by the same author.

Intext citation example:

(Goya) or (Goya, Family)


Image (Including a Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph for an image in a book)

Name of Creator. Title. Year of Composition. Name of Museum or
           Current Location, City. Title of Publication. Ed. Name of Editor.
           Publisher's City: Publisher, Date of Publication. Page number.
           Medium.

Image (Including a Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph) Original

Name of Creator. Title. Year of Composition. Medium. Name of Museum
          or Current Location, City.

1.Keck, Russell, Elizabeth Angeli, Allen Brizee, and Tony Russell. "Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide." Welcome to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL). Purdue University, 06 June 2011. Web. 03 Oct. 2011. <http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/>.

2. http://lib.trinity.edu/lib2/cite_nontrad_mla.php Please read the MLA handbook, 7th ed.  pages 189-203.

Saving and Using Artstor images

If you are using Microsoft Office:

  1. Sign into Artstor and find an image that you wish to use.
  2. When you have found your image be sure to save the image to your computer with a .jpeg extension.  Word will not open .jpg files.
  3. In a Word/Powerpoint file use the Insert--Picture option.  Select your image and submit.
  4. Once your picture is in you can format it to be larger or smaller.
  5. If for some reason your document will not print, try to Save as--PDF.  PDF's tend to be easier to print on the Color Mulitfunction printer.

If you are using iWork:

  1. Sign into Artstor and find an image that you wish to use.
  2. When you have found your image be sure to save the image to your computer with a .jpeg or .png extension. 
  3. In a Pages/Keynote file drag and drop your image on the document or slide.
  4. Once your picture is in you can format it to be larger or smaller.
  5. If for some reason your document will not print, ty to Print.  On the print screen there will be a dropdown that says Save as PDF.  PDF's tend to be easier to print on the Color Mulitfunction printer.