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  • The gateway to Oxford’s art reference works, including the peer-reviewed, regularly updated Grove® Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists
  • Includes over 200,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art and architecture, as well as over 19,000 images of works of art, structures, plans, and artist signatures

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Auctions

Bonhams autcion

As a type of commercial transaction, auctions are not unique to the trade in art and antiques. They play a major role in art-related business, however, because they establish benchmark prices and make the price formation process transparent.

Juan de Flandes

A work of art by Juan de Flandes

In the service of Queen Isabella of Castile from 1496 to 1504, Juan de Flandes painted graceful, expressive figures in muted tones.

In this update, Benezit publishes 29 new entries. Grove Art publishes 73 emendations, 1 new article, and 36 articles that have been updated and revised with new scholarship.

Dulwich Pink Gallery

Collection Guides

Join Benezit on a tour of unique art collections around the world! Written by experts and curators, our Collection Guides present the history and highlights of museums and galleries. Follow links to related texts in Oxford Art Online and around the web to learn more about the artists in these outstanding collections.

Image of the TEFAF

Grove Guide to the Art Market

Explore the new Grove Art subject guide on the art market, which brings together articles related to finance, art law, provenance, cultural heritage, collecting, connoisseurship, galleries, auction houses, and dealers.

Collection of art

UpdateGAO

UpdateGAO is an ongoing initiative to revise Grove’s articles in collaboration with their original authors, yielding updates to reflect recent developments and new scholarship. Have you contributed to Grove and want to update your article(s)? Let us know.

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Latin American Art

Grove Art continues a major initiative to revise and expand Grove’s content on Latin American art and architecture. Led by Tom Cummins at Harvard University, this project includes scholarship on topics from the Pre-Columbian period to present day. 

 

News

DECEMBER 14, 2018

What's new in December 2018

In this update, Benezit publishes 29 new entries. Grove Art publishes 73 emendations, 1 new article, and 36 articles that have been updated and revised with new scholarship.

NOVEMBER 9, 2018

What's new in November 2018

In this update, Grove Art publishes 26 emendations and 56 revised articles.

OCTOBER 9, 2018

What's new in October 2018

In this update, Grove Art publishes 12 emendations and a new free resource on the art market.