ART 1003: Two Dimensional Foundations

Resources for background information on artists and movements.


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Shari Salisbury
UTSA Libraries
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San Antonio, TX 78249

Key Resources

Find Books on Your Topic

Sample Searches for Library Quick Search or the Print Catalog

The name of a movement. If the name is two or more words, put it in quotes:
"abstract expressionism"

The name of an artist in quotes:
"kay sage"
"lee krasner"

The name of a work of art. It is better to look under the name of the artist, unless the work is extremely well known like:
"mona lisa"
"starry night"

Search by the name of a reputable book series and/or publisher. Here are some we recommend:
"world of art" "thames and hudson"
"movements in modern art" cambridge
"movements in modern art" tate
"oxford history of art"
"themes and movements" phaidon

Contemporary Artists

To find authoritative and credible information about contemporary artists, visit:

  • The artist's personal website 
  • The website for the galleries that represent them
  • The museum websites that own some of their work.