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Books in the CWLMC

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Leonardo Da Vinci - Francesca Romeo
Call Number: 709.2 ROM
ISBN: 9781934545003
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
With reproductions of art masterpieces in full color, this book examines the life and art of Leonardo da Vinci and focuses on the cultural developments of the era in which da Vinci lived.

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Leonardo da Vinci - Jack Wasserman
Call Number: 709.2 WAS
ISBN: 9780810991309
Publication Date: 2003-11-11

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Gustav Klimt - Jane Kallir
Call Number: 759.36 KAL
ISBN: 9780810926059
Publication Date: 1995-01-01

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Impressionism - Jessica Gunderson
Call Number: 709.03 GUN
ISBN: 9781583416112
Publication Date: 2008-07-01

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Henri Matisse - Susan A. Sternau; Nina Kalitina (Editor)
Call Number: 759.04 STE
ISBN: 9781597640909
Publication Date: 2006-01-01

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Pablo Picasso - Stuart A. Kallen
Call Number: 709.2 KAL
ISBN: 9781420500455
Publication Date: 2009-06-05

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Escher on Escher - Maurits Cornelis Escher; Karin Ford (Translator)
Call Number: 769.92 ESC
ISBN: 9780810924147
Publication Date: 1989-03-25

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Van Gogh - Enrica Crispino
Call Number: 759.9492 CRI
ISBN: 1934545058
Publication Date: 2008-01-01

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The Bauhaus Group - Nicholas Fox Weber
Call Number: 920 WEB
ISBN: 9780307268365
Publication Date: 2009-10-27
Presents a biographical discussion of various designers and artists of the Bauhaus, including Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Josef Albers, Annelise Else Frieda Fleischmann, and Ludwig Mies von der Rohe, covering their aesthetics, relationships, and lifestyle in Germany during the 1920s and 1930s.

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Claude Monet - Stuart A. Kallen
Call Number: 759.4 KAL
ISBN: 9781420500745
Publication Date: 2008-09-05

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A History of Western Art - Antony Mason; John T. Spike (Editor)
Call Number: 709 MAS
ISBN: 9780810994218
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Traces the history of Western art, profiling influential artists, trends, movements, and pieces from prehistoric times to the present, with color renditions of key works.

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Sister Wendy's 1000 Masterpieces - Wendy Beckett
Call Number: REF 759 BEC
ISBN: 9780789446039
Publication Date: 1999
In 1000 Masterpieces, Sister Wendy applies her unique intensity to what most inspires her in the artist's work as well as to the essential life events that shaped the work. Arranged alphabetically by artist, each work receives a full page of attention. The text contains information, annotated where necessary on materials and techniques, on the artist's symbolism, and on the location where the original work is displayed.

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A Biographical Dictionary of Artists - Lawrence Gowing
Call Number: REF 709.2 GOW
ISBN: 9780816032525
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
Painters of ancient Greece, miniaturists of Iran and India, sculptors of late medieval Europe, architects of the Baroque period and leading artists of the modern world are included.

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501 Great Artists - Stephen Farthing (Editor)
Call Number: 700 FIV
ISBN: 0764161334
Publication Date: 2008-09-12
Profiles 501 influential painters, sculptors, mixed media artists, photomontage artists, and installation artists from around the world and throughout history.


Final Project - Artist Inspired Sefl-portrait




For the final project of the semester, each student will create a self-portrait inspired by the work of a famous artist.  Students will be required to do research about both the artist themselves, as well as some of their work, as a way to learn more about how that artist's work is created.  Below is a list of artists who you may research.  While you don't necessarily have to choose an artist from the list below, the artist you do choose should be well recognized, and have multiple pieces of artwork available for you to use for your research.


Shawn Barber
Josh Liner Gallery

Magnet Reps

Max Beckmann
Metropolitian Museum of Art

The Guggenheim

Museum of Modern Art

Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt Organization

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Web Museum of Paris


Paul Cezanne

Paul Cezanne Organization

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum of Modern Art

Chuck Close

Arts Connected

Museum of Modern Art

University of Washington


Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas Organization

Metropolitan Museum of Art

J. Paul Getty Museum


Andre Derain
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art Directory

Tate Museum


Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin Organization

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum of Modern Art


Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh Gallery

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum of Modern Art


Francisco Goya
Francisco Goya Organization

Metropolitan Museum of Art

David Hockney
David Hockney site

Tate Museum

David Hockney Commercial site


Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo site


Frida Kahlo Foundation

Karen Kilimnik
Brandt Foundation

Institute of Contemporary Art

Art Space

Gustav Klimt
Klimt site

J. Paul Getty Museum

Klimt Organization

Oskar Kokoshka
The Guggenheim Museum

The Tate Museum

The Leopold Museum

Käthe Kollwitz

The Ro Gallery

Museum of Modern Art

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Judith Leyster

National Gallery of Art

National Museum of Women in the Arts


Edouard Manet

Manet Organization

Metropolitan Museum of Art

J. Paul Getty Museum

Henri Matisse


Metropolitan Museum of Art

Matisse Organization


Peter Max

Peter Max site

Park West Studio

Art Net


Amedeo Modigliani

Web Museum - Paris

Jewish Virtual Library

Guggenheim Museum

Claude Monet

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Monet Organization

Web Museum Paris


Alice Neel

Alice Neel site

Alice Neel film

David Zwirner Studio

Pablo Picasso

Picasso Organization

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Guggenheim Museum

Ryan Pickart

Artistic Moods


Artsy Forager


Pierre-August Renoir

Renoir Organization

Web Museum Paris

J. Paul Getty Museum


Diego Rivera


Rivera Organization

San Francisco Art Institute

George Seurat

Seurat Organization

Web Museum Paris

Metropolitan Museum of Art


Rembrandt Van Rijn

Rembrandt Paintings

J. Paul Getty Museum

Rembrandt Organization

Egon Shiele

Web Museum Paris

Neue Galerie

Egon Shiele commercial site

Frank Stella

Guggenheim Museum

Art Story

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Diego Valazquez

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Web Museum Paris

Valazquez Organization

Leonardo Da Vinci

Museum of Science

Da Vinci Organization

Metropolitan Museum of Art



All Research should include the following:

Biographical Info: Name

1.    Place/date of birth:

2.    Place/date of death:

3.    Country of Origin:

4.    Education or apprenticeships:


5.    Primary type of artwork (ex: Painting, drawing, etc.):


6.    Media (what materials are used? Watercolor, acrylic, etc.):

7.    Style or period of art?

8.    Short definition of that style or period (see Artlex or Artcyclopedia):


9.    What subject(s) does the artist portray in their works?


10.  Interesting/Personal information on the artist (at least 2 things):


11.  Three other artists who work in this style (from the time period of the artist - or contemporary artists working in this same style). How is the work similar? How is the work different?


12.  Identify at least two things happening during the same period in history that might have influenced the artist’s work.


13.  Research Resources (minimum of three -use authoritative sites and books);

-        Include author, title, date, URL (for sites), publisher (for books), page numbers.





Choose one portrait by your artist and answer the following questions:


Title of work:____________________________________________



1.    Who is the subject matter?


2.    Style/form: Is this artwork realistic (as real as possible)? abstract (distorted reality)? Explain.


3.    Description. Can you identify a color scheme? Why do you think the artist might have chosen the colors she/he did? Do they make sense? What kind of lines did the artist use? How does the texture add to the work? etc.


4.    Interpretation. What do you think the artist was trying to say? Why do you think he/she chose this subject?


5.    What feeling does this artwork give you and why?


6.    What part of the artwork is your favorite and why?


7.    How do you plan to mimic the style of your artist in the completion of your self-portrait? What materials will you use? How will you use them?

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