Gateways to Art Understanding the Visual Arts

Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, M. Kathryn Shields


The Second Edition of Gateways to Art features an even greater emphasis on visual culture and contemporary art. All new “Visual Galleries” conclude each chapter, creating valuable connections throughout the text, while a unique chapter on Content and Analysis leads students step-by-step through detailed analyses of seminal artworks. Last, but not least, recurring “Gateways to Art” features teach students to examine works of art from all angles: formal analysis, media, history, and themes.


Debra J. DeWitte


Debra J. DeWitte is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art & Art History at the University of Texas/Arlington.

Ralph M. Larmann


Ralph M. Larmann is a Professor of Art and the University of Evansville, Indiana.

M. Kathryn Shields


M. Kathryn Shields is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Guilford College, North Carolina.