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MLA Citation Guide (MLA 8th Edition): Artworks

Formatting

Note: For your Works Cited list, all citations should be double spaced and have a hanging indent.

A "hanging indent" means that each subsequent line after the first line of your citation should be indented by 0.5 inches.

A Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph or other Artwork

Artist's Last Name, Artist's First Name. Title of Artwork, Year of composition, Name of the institution that houses the artwork, location of institution (if this isn't included in name of institution.

Works Cited List Example

 Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800, Museo del Prado, Madrid.

In-Text Citation Example

 (Goya)

 

A reproduction in a book of a Painting, Sculpture, Photograph or other Artwork

Artist's Last Name, Artist's First Name. Title of Artwork, Year of composition, Name of the institution that houses the artwork, location of institution (if this isn't included in name of institution. Title of book, edition, author(s), publisher, page number.

Works Cited List Example

 Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800, Museo del Prado, Madrid. Gardener's Art Through the Ages, 10th ed., by Richard G. Tansey and Fred S. Kleiner, Harcourt Brace, p. 939.

In-Text Citation Example

 (Goya, 939)

 

Reproduction on a museum website of a Painting, Sculpture, Photograph, or other Artwork

Artist's Last Name, Artist's First Name. Title of Artwork, Year of composition, Name of the institution that houses the artwork, URL for image

Works Cited List Example

 Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800. Museo del Prado, https://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/art-work/the-family-of-carlos-iv/f47898fc-aa1c-48f6-a779-71759e417e74.

In-Text Citation Example

 (Goya)

 

 

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