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This research guide is designed to help you find outside sources for Design Drawing I. Clicking on the gray tabs will take you to pages with information on different parts of the research process. You can also use the Next and Previous buttons at the bottoms of the pages to move between them.

Your assignment


Research a 2-D Abstract Expressionist artist/painter of your choice. This will include:

  • a brief history and overview of Abstract Expressionism
  • a brief overview and analysis of your chosen Abstract Expressionist artist 
  • gathering 10-15 high resolution images
    • note actual titles, sizes and locations for each piece

You will submit:

  • research and painting list in a Word document
  • images of paintings individually
  • bibliography, including images

The images will be used to curate and create a virtual exhibit, presenting the paintings as the correct sizes. Know the names and sizes of paintings for the signage. Save individual files of each painting to use as textures in your future Sketchup Model.

Any trustworthy resource is acceptable for use (no blogs, personal websites, etc.)

Broad learning objectives

  • Describe how copyright and fair use affect your research​
  • Identify the types of sources that will provide you with needed info and content
  • Determine where to search and how to stay organized based on your research needs​