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Course & Subject Guides

Sculpture + Identity - Oakland Campus: Body/Performance

Designed to assists students in Prof. Commandaros's course, Studio Art 1240

Subject Headings

Subject headings are a set of terms or phrases that classify materials.  To perform a subject search using one of the subject headings listed below, follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.library.pitt.edu homepage
  2. Click the PittCat Classic tab
  3. Select Subject Heading from the dropdown menu
  4. Enter "Performance" for example 
  5. Click Enter

Recommended Databases

Articles and Resources

Art21 - Episode #199

Janine Antoni's work blurs the distinction between performance art and sculpture. Antoni transforms everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and sleeping into ways of making art, such as painting and sculpting. Themes in her work include mortality, desire, and the body.

Learn more about the artist at:
http://www.art21.org/artists/janine-a...
 

Search Techniques

Write a list of search terms

  • Before you begin searching create lists of keywords that describe your topic.
  • Use a thesaurus to stimulate your word choice and to generate synonyms for the concept

Use Subject Headings

Refine your search in PittCat+

  • Refining your search to the Frick Fine Arts Library Location can be helpful if you want to make sure an item is located in this library.

Document your search

  • Once you begin searching, document what is returned by your first query.  Scan the summaries of these results for related terms that will help you refine your keywords.