A variety of memorization techniques, including visualization, mnemonic devices, careful note-taking and repetition, can aid in the remembering of artwork and artists. When studying, the student should establish an environment conducive to memorization by gathering all necessary materials and eliminating distractions.
Visualization techniques link information in ways that are easy to recall. For example, the student might imagine Vincent Van Gogh staring up at a brilliant night sky to remember that Van Gogh painted "The Starry Night." Making and rewriting lists of artwork by artist, reading those lists out loud and repeating them to others also aid memorization. Categorizing artists by style or period and working with each group separately can make large memorization tasks less intimidating.