Are paintings primary sources?
Primary sources are first hand accounts or direct evidence created by a witness about an event, object, or person. Some exapmles of primary sources include: Artwork (painting, sculpture, print, performance piece, etc.) Journals, Diaries, and Autobiographies.
Why is artwork a primary source?
Yes, if the painting originated at the time it depicts, then it is a primary source. For instance, Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is a primary source because it is the most famous art piece during the Renaissance period. Works of art, in general, are considered primary sources.
What are primary and secondary sources in art?
Primary sources provide raw information and first-hand evidence. Examples include interview transcripts, statistical data, and works of art. Secondary sources provide second-hand information and commentary from other researchers. Examples include journal articles, reviews, and academic books.
What are primary and secondary images?
Primary images are those “winners” in your portfolio that have steady sales and slowly climb up the levels. Secondary images therefore are the ones that sit for a long time before they ever see a sale, and that’s IF they will ever see a sale.