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Resources for Applied Art, Art History, and Visual Culture students at Butler University


A unique, cutting-edge program within the Jordan College of Arts (JCA), the Art Program focuses on the integration of Art and Design, combining studio practice and digital design within a broad liberal arts education. The principles of the Program present a radical vision of integration, ingenuity, sustainability and community. The Program offers both a Major and a Minor in Art + Design.  

The Butler Libraries seek to provide resources in various formats that support learning and research in these areas.  This guide is designed to help make you, the user, more aware of the various kinds and types of resources available to you.  The resources on this guide do not constitute an exhaustive list.  They have been selected as a representative sampling designed to help get you started in your research on aspects of art history.

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Mona Lisa

Leonardo da Vinci, Portrait of Mona Lisa del Giocondo, circa 1503-1506, 77x53 (cm), Louvre Museum, Paris, France. Photograph by C2RMF, accessed via Wikipedia Commons. Public Domain.

View of Delft

Johannes Vermeer, View of Delft, circa 1660-1661, 96.5 x 117.5 (cm), Mauritshuis, The Hague, The Netherlands. Photograph by the Mauritshuis, accessed via Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain.

The Blue Boy

Thomas Gainsborough, Jonathan Buttall (The Blue Boy), circa 1770, 178 x 122 (cm), The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA. Photography by The Huntington Library Art Collections, accessed via Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain.

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Starry Night

Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, 1889, 73x92 (cm), Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York. Photograph by Google Cultural Institute, accessed via Wikipedia Commons. Public Domain.

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Claude Monet, Poppies/Poppy Field in Argenteuil, 1873, 50x65 (cm), Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Photograph by The Yorck Project, Directmedia Publishing, accessed by Wikipedia Commons. Public Domain.

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Dance at Le Moulin

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, 1876, 131x175 (cm), Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Photograph by Coat of Many Colours, accessed by Wikipedia Commons. Public Domain.

a young girl in a pastel chiffon dress with a light blue bonnet sits in a yellow chair with a basket in her lap

Young Girl with Basket

Berthe Morisot, Young Girl with Basket, 1892, 92.1x73 (cm), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA. Accessed by the Philadelphia Museum of Art ( Public Domain.

Tableau I

Piet Mondrian, Tableau I, 1921, 103 x 100 (cm), Kunstmuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands.  Photograph by Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, accessed by Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain.


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