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This research guide is for Mr. Allen's art students. Write a short research paper about an artist and focus on a drawing or a series of drawings by that artist. Alternatiely, you can choose a genre of drawing. In your paper, explain the historical significance and provide formal analysis.

The goal of this research project is to deepen your knowledge and teach your classmates.


Paper length: 500-1000 words

Sources: At least 2, and one must be from a library database. Your must include the Works Cited at the end of your paper.

Presentation: Make a short presentation of your paper with at least 2 slides.

See these very helpful PDFs from the Getty Center

Understanding Formal Analysis: Elements of Art

Understanding Formal Analysis: Principles of Design

Art Appreciation, Art Criticism, and the IB Diploma and Common Core

Elements of Art (Getty Museum)


Grading Criteria


Artists to Research

Click on Galloway Library at the top of this Pinterest Board to see all of the artists. (You do not need to have a Pinterest account to access this page.) This is a great place to go to choose what you would like to research.


Search Galloway's Library Catalog

Search Titles Search Authors Search Subjects Search Keywords Search Series
Advanced Search

Smart Google Searching

The example below shows how to eliminate .com sites from a Google search.



Consider these sources for this project. 

BOOKS: The library has many art books, so search the library catalog for your artist or art stye. Remember the Noodle Tools App when citing books. It allows you to scan the book's barcode with your phone and cites the book for you.

DATABASES: See the tab called "Library Databases" for a few select databases to try.

WEBSITES: Use the smart Google searching techniques found on this page to find quality websites.


Cite Your Sources!


Use Noodle Tools for your bibliography and notes!


Art Encyclopedia

Cover Art
Schirmer's Encyclopedia of Art
ISBN: 0028654145
Publication Date: 2001-11-05
This 4-volume reference set is highly recommended


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