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Photography II--Gardner: Artist and/or Artwork

Research guide to assist in finding and citing 20th Century art photography and criticism.

Getting started: Artist Description

Artist Details

1. Artist name and nationality. 

2. Date (exact or approximate) of the object.

3. Title of the work.

4. Medium and/or technique.

  • *Generally all of this information will be included on the label next to the object on exhibit.

5. Where is the work/who owns it.

  • The museum or institution that owns the work will have helpful information.

Learn more about a particular artist

  • biography
  • artistic career
  • Medium(s)

Getting Started: Artwork Description

Artwork Description

  • Title of Artwork
  • Date (exact or approximate) of object
  • Artist (if known)
  • Medium (material object is made from)
    Cultural Significance 
    • Influence behind the artwork
    • Region
    • Time Period
  • Artwork Origins & History
    • Provenance (a record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality)
  • Location
    • Repository Site


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