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  • 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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José Guadalupe Posada

Artwork by Posada

Mexican printmaker and draughtsman José Guadalupe Posada is best known for his costumed skeleton characters or calaveras, which he used as a vehicle for satire. He contributed to numerous periodicals, but the political and social stance of these publications led to his repeated imprisonment.

Jean François Millet

A work of art by Jean François Millet

Known foremost for his paintings of peasants, Jean François Millet supported himself as a sign-painter during many financially turbulent years before achieving international success later in life. His scenes of rural society evoke a lost golden age, and the ageless figures of his peasants stand with dignity in the space between earth and sky.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 26 emendations and 56 articles that have been updated and revised with new scholarship.

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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.

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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.

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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. 



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.


What's new in September 2018

In this update, Grove Art publishes 32 emendations.