Our art classes typically use MLA Style formatting for papers and references, but Chicago Style is also possible. Some key examples are provided further down this page.
Hopper, Edward. Nighthawks. 1942, Art Institute of Chicago. Prebles' Artforms, by Patrick Frank, 11th ed., Pearson, 2014.
Landacre, Paul. Illustration of paper birch trees. A Natural History of Trees of Eastern and Central North America, 2nd ed., Houghton Mifflin, p. 164.
Note: in the Landacre example, the art was produced for the book, rather than being reproduced in the book. The Landacre illustration is not titled in the book, so we write a description of the image instead. Because it's a description and not a formal title, we do not italicize it nor put "quotes" around it.
Tomoo, Inagaki. Pumpkins. 1955. MOMA, www.moma.org/collection/works/60805.
Wyeth, Andrew. Self-Portrait. 1945, National Academy Museum & School, New York. Google Arts & Culture, www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/asset/self-portrait/bQGXPeyDH80c0Q.
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