An online encyclopedia of world art and art history, spanning from prehistoric to modern art. Contains artist biographies, information about art movements, timelines of world art, definitions of art terms, and links to image collections.
Purpose of Background Research
Once you have identified some keywords, the next step is to find background information on your topic. Background research:
Provides a good overview of the topic if you are unfamiliar with it.
Helps identify important facts -- terminology, dates, events, history, organizations, etc.