A. Start with an artwork, an artist, an event, or a case study— “a tangible and specific topic”
e.g., Search on an artist:
"Mark Rothko" (keyword search)
Rothko Mark (subject browse)
Among the search results, there are biographies, criticism and interpretation, primary sources (artist's own writing and interviews), exhibition catalogs and catalogue raisonné:
Exhibition and museum catalogues are uniquely valuable sources, which include:
*Fundamental data on each work of art;
*Official images of the artworks;
*essays by art critics/historians;
*list of scholarly publications on the art,
*sometimes, artists’ interviews,
Catalogue raisonné presents the complete works of an artist, often accompanied by a comprehensive bibliography.
Mark Rothko / Jeffrey Weiss; with contributions by John Gage ... [et al.].
Mark Rothko: the Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné/ David Anfam.
More searches for exhibition catalogs:
Cubism -- Exhibitions.
Avant-Garde (Aesthetics) -- Exhibitions.