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Here you will find library and internet resources for research on topics and issues in Art History, Digital Art, and Studio Art

What is Art?

"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection." --Michelangelo

“Every good composition is above all a work of abstraction. All good painters know this. But the painter cannot dispense with subjects altogether without his work suffering impoverishment. ” -- Diego Rivera

“I am independent! I can live and I love to work.” --Mary Cassatt




In this guide, you will find resources that cover both studio arts such as ceramics, painting, and photography, but also resources on the history of art, information on careers in the arts, and sources for images to serve as inspiration and reference while creating new works.  The tabs on the left will guide you through the major topics.

Finding Library Materials

Library Materials

Many useful resources are available in the College of the Redwoods Library, including books, reference books, eBooks, and videos. Additional resources may be available at the Del Norte or Humboldt County Libraries and Cal Poly Humboldt Library. Visit those libraries' websites to search their catalogs. Use OneSearch to find books and other resources about your topic in the CR library and selected, college-level resources on the web.

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Credo Reference Art Resources

Credo Reference is an extensive online collection of reference materials and resources available to CR students and staff.  While Credo covers hundreds of different subjects, entering search terms into the box below will selectively search Credo's resources in Art and Art History.

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