Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
site header image

Visual Arts: Home

What are the Visual Arts

The visual arts include mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design, architecture, graphic art, photography, film, video art, and printmaking. Many of these pieces of art are created to stimulate us through a visual experience. When we look at them, they often provoke a feeling of some sort.

Starting Your Search

Be sure you understand what is expected from the paper or research project.  Read and re-read the assignment instructions and syllabus.  When in doubt, talk to your professor.  The more you understand what you need the easier the research process will be.

Finding a topic

  • Pick a topic that interests you
  • As topics catch your interest, read general information in reputable sources
  • Browse available research materials-- don't pick topics with no articles or books that cover the material

Starting Your Library Research

  • Search the library catalog for items related to your topic -- books work too!
  • Search the online databases for articles, books, and videos 
  • Remember that you can use Interlibrary Loan

 

 

New York Times inEducation Highlights

Sign up for or log into New York Times inEducation

ARTS & VISUAL CULTURE / FACULTY CONTRIBUTIONS

(April 16, 2021)

"The Courtroom Sketch: A Piece of History, and Art." 

"How Working From Home Changed Wardrobes Around the World."

(April 9, 2021)

"It’s Time to Put Alice Neel in Her Rightful Place in the Pantheon."

Visual Arts

Painting-Ernie Barnes

Drum Major (Open Edition Print)

Image reproduced from https://www.erniebarnes.com/ebstore/

More information on Ernie Barnes: https://erniebarnes.com/

Sculpture-Barbara Chase-Riboud

© Carol M. Highsmith Photography

Collage-Kay Brown

Collage of various papers and mixed media on canvas, 1970

Image reproduced from: http://www.artnet.com/artists/kay-brown/

Architecture

Reproduced from Wilkipedia.

CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=76353

Printmaking-Alison Saar

Snake Man, color woodcut and lithograph by Alison Saar, 1994. Honolulu Museum of Art. Image reproduced from Wikipedia. 

Performance (with photography)-Ana Mendieta

Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints-Face), 1972

Image reproduced from https://artmuseum.princeton.edu/collections/objects/55534

Installation-Lisa Reihana

Tai Whetuki-House of Death, 2015

Image reproduced from: https://www.lisareihana.com/tai-whetuki-house-of-death

More on Lisa Reihana: https://www.lisareihana.com/

Mixed media-Howardina Pindell

Sweat Shop, 1998-199.  Mixed media on canvas.

Image reproduced from: https://www.howardenapindell.org/selected-paintings

 

Photography-Maria Nunes

Image reproduced from marianunes.com

Copyright Maria Nunes Photography

More on Maria Nunes: http://tedxportofspain.com/portfolio/maria-nunes/

Search Terms

Try these terms in the 'Subject Heading' field of our catalog

Applied Arts       Art History & Theory       Arts & Society       Ceramics       

Community Art Projects        Computer Art      Conceptual Art       Decorative Art       

Digital Photography     Drawing       Installation (Art)   Performance Art       

Painting       Photography       Printmaking          Sculpture          Visual Arts

Featured Site: Film Literature Index

Through a NEH grant in 2002, Indiana University converted the print version of the Film Literature Index to electronic form. The FLI Online contains approximately 700,000 citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001.

Simone Clunie's picture
Simone Clunie
Contact:
Langston Hughes Memorial Library
1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA 19352
484.365.7357