Search for a keyword such as “dress” or “bowl.” You can then filter your results by geography, classification, and date--or search within your results for additional terms to further narrow your results.
The advanced search is very effective when you know what you are looking for. You can enter an artist’s name or the title of a specific work, and choose the appropriate label in the pull down menu next to your entry. For example, if I searched for Frida Kahlo, I would select "creator" from the pull down menu.
If you are looking for works from a specific period and location, you can conduct an advanced search without keywords and limit by date, geography, and classification. For example, if you are looking for paintings from the Italian Renaissance, you could conduct the following search:
The search results will include all the paintings in Artstor created by Italian artists between 1400 and 1600. You can link to your search results by copying the URL for the search from your browser's address bar. The URL for this search would be: http://library.artstor.org/#/search/*;startDate=1400;endDate=1600;geography=1000080;classification=401010
You can limit your search to specific data fields such as title, creator, material, and culture using the dropdown menu to the right of each search term.