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MLA Citation Style Guide: Images and Art

This guide contains examples of common citation formats in MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Online Image (p.189-190)

General Format 
 
      Parenthetical Citation: 
      (Artist Surname)
 
      Works Cited:
      Artist Surname, First Name. Title of Artwork. Composition Year. Publisher OR
 
            Institution that houses the art. Web site Title. Medium. Date of Access
 
            [Day Month Year].
  
Example 
 
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Currin)
     
      Works Cited:
      Currin, John. Blond Angel. 2001. Indianapolis Museum of Art. IMA: It's My Art. Web.
 
            9 May 2007.

Work of Art (p.200-201)

General Format 
 
      Parenthetical Citation: 
      (Artist Surname page or plate number)
 
      Works Cited:
      Artist Surname, First Name. Title of Artwork. Composition Year.  Institution or private
 
            owner and city (if available). Publication Title. Ed. Editor First Name Surname.
 
            Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Page or Plate number. Medium.
  
Example 
 
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Eakins plate 91)
     
      Works Cited:
      Eakins, Thomas. Spinning. 1881. Private collection. Thomas Eakins. Ed. Darrel
 
            Sewell. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art in assn. with Yale UP, 2001.
 
            Plate 91. Print.