How to Cite Art from a Website

How to Cite Art from a Website.

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Defining art

There is no single, agreed-upon definition of art. For the purposes of this guide, we will define art as the products of human creative effort. This can include painting, sculpture, drawing, architecture, pottery, textiles, and many other forms of creative expression.

Why we cite art

We cite art to give credit to the artist, and to ensure that people can find the original work if they want to see it or use it themselves. When we use someone else’s art, we need to make sure that we follow copyright laws. This means that we only use a small part of the work, or that we transform it in some way so that it is considered a new work.

How to cite art from a website

In-text citation:

According to the website Museum of Modern Art (2020), “Andy Warhol—entirely self-taught as an artist—emerged in the 1950s as one of the most original and innovative creators in the history of art” (par. 1).

Works Cited page:

Museum of Modern Art. “Andy Warhol.” MoMA Highlights: Works from The Collection. Accessed March 15, 2020.

Citing art in MLA format

When you are citing art in MLA format, you will need to include the artist’s name, the title of the work, the date it was created, and the URL of the website where you found it. For example:

Dali, Salvador. The Persistence of Memory. 1931. Web. 20 Apr. 2016. .

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Citing art in APA format

In American Psychological Association (APA) format, when you cite art from a website, you include the artist’s last name and first initial, the date the work was created, the title of the work, the name of the website and the URL. Here is an example:

Lastname, F. (Year). Title of artwork. Name of website. URL

For example:

Kahlo, F. (1931). The broken column.

Citing art in Chicago style

In Chicago style, website citations are often left out of the bibliography and instead mentioned in a note or within the text. The source information required in a parenthetical citation depends (1) upon the source medium (e.g. Print, Web, DVD) and (2) upon the source’s entry on the Works Cited (bibliography) page. For example, if you were citing William Hogarth’s engraving Marriage A-la-Mode, you would use the following format:

(Hogarth 25)

The number corresponds to the number assigned to that specific work in your Works Cited list.

Citing art in Turabian style

The Citation of Art from a Website depends on the type of artwork you are citing.

If you are citing a painting, sculpture, or Photograph use the following format:

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Work.” Title of Website, Name of Institution that houses the work/Artist’s name, Date work was accessed, URL.

Weaver,Lawrence. “Ambition.” The National Gallery, 8 Feb. 2015,

When to cite art

Whenever you use someone else’s work in your own, you need to give credit. This includes when you use artwork from a website. Citing artwork can be tricky, because there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The best way to cite artwork from a website depends on the specific circumstances of your use.

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In general, you should cite artwork if:
-You are using it for a commercial purpose, such as in an advertisement
-You are using it in a academic or professional context, such as in a presentation or research paper
-You are using it in a way that could potentially confuse people about who created the work or damage the artist’s reputation

If you are unsure whether or not you need to cite artwork from a website, err on the side of caution and go ahead and cite it.

Avoiding plagiarism when citing art

It is important to avoid plagiarism when citing art from a website. In order to do this, you will need to include the following information:

-The artist’s name
-The title of the artwork
-The date the artwork was created
-The website URL where you found the artwork
-The date you accessed the website

Further resources on citing art

There are a few different ways to cite art, depending on where you found it. Here are some further resources on how to cite art from a website:

– MLA 8th edition: How to Cite Art from a Website (
– APA 6th edition: How to Cite Art from a Website ( guide/how _to _cite _art _from _a _website .html)

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