Pro Tip: Your artist or topic is current if they or it came to prominence in the last 10-20 years.
Problem sites: Listicles--sites that simply list links or ideas on a subject, with no original ideas--and unqualified content--the information may educate you, but the author has no applicable experience or education
As you see above, what you learned in IS 101 about how credibility changes based on context is very true for ART 461. If you need to review how to answer these questions contextually, see the Foundations of Research guide
Even when you are researching a current artist, more historical artists and movements will definitely have influenced their work--look up those historical topics in encyclopedias, books, and/or journal articles.
Vogel Library, Wartburg College | 100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly, IA, 50677 | Phone: 319-352-8500 | Email: email@example.com