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ARTH 221 H-E: Baroque Arts of Early Modern Europe (Topics in Art History): Find Images

Using Artstor


ARTstor is a digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. The collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists’ estates.

ArtStor Options: Advanced Search and Login

Once you get into ArtStor Library:

  • Use the Advanced Search to look for images by title, theme, creator, classification, and other descriptive information-- click on "Advanced Search" under the main search box.
  • Register for/Login to your ArtStor account (it's free) to save a selection of images to go back to later, and, best of all, download your saved images as a Powerpoint.

Once in the Advanced Search window

  • type in the title of the work or the theme in the first search box
  • In the Date area, change BCE to CE, then enter the time frame you are interested in (remember to convert -th centuries to years!)
  • You many want to limit by type of art, or location of origin (usually Europe)
  • Click Search.


ArtStor Results

After completing your search, Artstor will show you thumbnails of each image that matches your search.

You can click on an particular image to see a larger version and individually download, save or print it-- or look at more closely.

Or you can select multiple images and save them as a set, by clicking on the check boxes that appear above the images when you mouse over them.

Once you've selected (some of) the images you want in your group, go to the Organize tab at the top, and choose Save to New Image Group.

Create a new image group

In the pop-up window, give your new group a name.

Choose whether you want your group visible to everyone else at Drew, or only you

Click Save Changes

Saving your images as a powerpoint.

When the new group is created, you can click on "go to group', or, later, go to the Browse Tab, choose Image Groups, and click on the group you want.

Once you are looking at the group, click Download just above the images, and choose Request PPT . A powerpoint containing each of the images as a separate slide will download.

Image Sources

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