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Writing About Art: Home

Resources to help analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculpture, and architecture, and prepare one with the tools needed to present ideas in effective writing. Originally created by Lori Salmon.

Library Resources


For Subject searches try:

Art criticism--Authorship. 


Authorship--Style manuals. 

To do Keyword searches, you can either use add terms or use phrases.

Searching for art writing?

Test out "art AND writing" or"art writing" as searches and see what you can find.

Style Manuals




Writing Resource Center

Need help with a writing assignment? SVA's Writing Resource Center helps students develop skills they need to convey their ideas clearly, creatively, and analytically.

Writing Resource Center
132 West 21st Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10011

The Center is open during the Fall and Winter semester from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday through Friday, and from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays. On Saturdays, a tutor an ESL teacher is available to work with all students. The Center's Summer semester hours are typically 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

(212) 592-2657



Plagiarism, generally the presentation of someone else’s work as one’s own, is prohibited and may result in a range of penalties including but not limited to: failure of the course in which it occurred; possible dismissal from the College; or termination of employment. This policy includes the misuse of visual content created by another. The determination of plagiarism violations with respect to visual media may vary by the industry standards and mores particular to different departments. See the SVA Handbook 2014-2015 for more information.

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