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Finding out about your work of art: A bibliography of sources in the Clark library: Sources for specific media

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Onions

Pierre-Auguste Renoir.  Onions, 1881.  Oil on canvas.  Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

Find information on specific media

Click the appropriate drop-down menu under the "Sources for specific media" tab or use the links below to find materials that will help you to identify, understand, and more deeply appreciate works in specific media:

The resources listed here will help you to find information on the materials, terminology, and techniques used in the creation of specific kinds of art, and on collecting works of art. 

See Section V, “Caring For a Work of Art,” to find information on the conservation and preservation of art objects.