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ARTE 102: 3-D Design, Crocetto

This is intended to help ARTE 102 students with research in 3-D Design.

Creating Citations for Images or Art Pieces

Citations should be formatted according to the citation style required in your assignment. Common citation styles include MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual of Style. For this class, you will be using the MLA citation style.

The most common information that you will need for citing an artwork includes

  • Artist's name
  • Title of the work
  • Date it was created
  • Repository (location of the work - museum, library, gallery or owner if known)
  • Dimensions of the work
  • City or country of origin
  • Material or medium (oil on canvas, marble, bronze, found objects, etc.)
  • Source (book title, journal title, database title, website title, etc.)
  • Publication information and page numbers or URLs if found in a book, journal, or on a website

Purdue University offers a comprehensive online guide to citing in the MLA Style, including images. If you scroll halfway down the page, you will see the section on how to cite A Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph.

Citing Creative Commons Images

Images licensed under the Creative Commons (CC) can be used without permission. However, CC licenses require that you attribute the creator when you re-use the image. To cite a CC-licensed image, include the following information in your citation

  • Title (if given)
  • Author (if given)
  • Source (if given)
  • License Type (if given)

For additional information, the Creative Commons Wiki provides detailed information about best practices for attributing creative commons images.

Sample MLA Sculpture Image Citations

LeWitt, Sol. Four-Sided Pyramid. 1997, fabricated 1999. National Gallery of Art

Sol LeWitt's Four-Sided Pyramid sculpture