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The Artistic Temperament

modersohn-becker self-portrait at 30

Paula Modersohn-Becker, Self-Portrait, Age 30, 6th Wedding Day. Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen, 2011.


What is in this Guide?

This page provides links to important resources selected for students taking First Year Seminar ARTS 50.

man on wire

Still from Man on Wire © 2008 Jean-Louis Blondeau / Polaris Images.

Find Background Info

  • Oxford Art Online
    Includes the Grove Art Online, an encyclopedia of art, with general introductions to a variety of topics.
  • Heilburnn Timeline of Art
    Compiled by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's curatorial, conservation, and education staff, covers pre-history to the present day. Contents arranged chronologically, geographically, and thematically.
  • Gardner's art through the ages
    This 12th edition of the classic survey textbook is a comprehensive guide to many defining phases of the world's artistic traditions. Examines art and architecture from historical, social, religious, economic, and cultural contexts.
  • Gardner's art through the ages : a global history
    In addition to a greater inclusiveness of artists and art forms, the new 14th edition offers a Scale feature help students better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book, along with a new timeline within each chapter, and "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter.

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