This guide gives you some tools to better understand how a work of art is a product of a particular place and time in history. The style - how they used the principles and elements of art, media (materials), and subject matter can all be clues to what people of a certain culture thought was important in their world and what they thought was beautiful. Through the tabs above, explore recommended websites, databases, and books to give you a better idea of how art documents human history
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To learn about art, you have to work with a variety of strategies. You can search by artist, title, subject, medium of the work, the style of the work, the period and place in which the work was made, or anything that the art itself references (could be another time or place).
Learn how to talk about the elements of art and principles of design - line, color, texture, space, shape, rhythm, unity, balance, etc. in general books and websites aimed at artists.