Selected Sources for Gathering Background Information
Background research is a crucial step in the research process. In order to understand scholarly art historical and archaeology articles, we first need to understand fundamental information about time period, historical or mythological figures, art technique, society, and so on.
Use the information you already have about your selected work of art to develop a list of important context clues for yourself to investigate. Using the process of visual analysis and a close examination of the catalog record for clues and then conduct searches in the following resources to begin your research.