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In 1918, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) painted a scene from World War I, titled "Gassed."  A line of soldiers who have been blinded by mustard gas are being lead to a temporary field hospital.        

Size can be deceptive -- this painting is 7'6" high and over 20' long Imperial War Museum, London.

Tea Cups & Saucers?

Photograph: "Object" by Meret Oppenheim

Meret Oppenheim.  "Object" 1936.  ARTSTOR

Photograph: "Ceramic Sculpture 2" by Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein. "Ceramic Sculpture 2." 1965.  ARTSTOR

Picture of "Tea Cup in Gobelin Pattern" by Eva Zeisel

Eva Zeisel.  "Tea Cup in Gobelin Pattern." 1929



The physical properties of works of art and design have to be described in multiple ways.  These descriptions inform the viewer or reader about the physical attributes of an item.  So, a surreal fur-covered tea cup, produced in 1936 by Meret Oppenheim (1913-1985) has to be described very differently than a ceramic tea cup made by Roy Lichtenstein in 1965, or another by Eva Zeisel (1929).

     The basic information you will need:

     • Name of the artist / creator / designer
     • Title of the work
     • Date it was created
     • Repository, museum, or owner (in other words ... where it is now located)
     • City or country of origin
     • Dimensions of the work (height x width x depth)
     • Material or medium (oil on canvas, marble, stainless steel, etc).

If you found an image in a book, you will also need the author, title, publisher
information, date, page, and figure or plate number of the reproduction. If you
found the image online, you will need an access date, the web site address
(URL), and, in some cases, an image ID number.

Architect: Frank Gehry

Picture of "Fred and Ginger House"

Frank Gehry.  "Fred and Ginger House", Prague.  Wikimedia

Barcelona Chair

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), designed the iconic “Barcelona” chair in 1927. This particular example is in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. 

Museums and major art collections frequently detail all the elements one will need to describe an item.  The full details about the chair can be found from Artstor.

Picture of Barcelona Chair

Vogue Advertisement

Photograph: "Model wearing coat-dress, dress-coat."  by Horst P. Horst

Horst P. Horst. "Model wearing coat-dress, dress-coat."  Vogue Magazine (1951). ARTSTOR