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Art & Music: Internet Public Library Online Sources

This guide lists resources for the study of the relationship between music and painting and the historical background of each medium.

Web Sites from IPL2

Useful Web Resources


   "Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts - as the one which, more than any other, ministers to human welfare."

Herbert Spencer On the Origin and Function of Music

Web Searching Strategies

Document the Source Most writing styles require certain information for citing Web sites. When keeping notes write the URL, the date you accessed and the description of the site. If the URL changes you may need to search for it later.

Evaluate the Web site Don't believe everything you read!

Google Scholar If you need to use the Internet for research use limits under <More> on Google home page or try the Google Scholar link in the box on this page.

Web search engines Not all search engines (Google, Yahoo!, Bing,, etc.) are the same. Each has strengths and weaknesses. Search engines do not search all of the Internet.

Wikipedia is not a scholarly Web site but it may be a starting point for definitions or to help identify names when you haven't a clue where to begin.

Kenneth Fuchs' "Autumn Rhythm Idyll for Wind Quintet" was inspired by Jackson Pollock's "Autumn Rhythm."