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The founding father of the High Renaissance style, Leonardo da Vinci helped to establish the ideals of representation and expression that were to dominate European academies for the next 400 years. His Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine achieved unprecedented complexity and innovation; the implied narrative of the sitter turning to look at an unseen companion permitted a new kind of psychological communication in portraiture.
Between the world wars, Paris became a mecca for artists, musicians, and writers from all over the world. African American artists moved to the French capital in search of search of a sense of community and freedom to be creative, spurred by the opportunity to escape the widespread racial discrimination experienced in the United States.
We are pleased to reintroduce Grove Art with a new look and enhanced functionality, as well as to announce our new Editor in Chief, Judith Rodenbeck. Forthcoming articles this fall include new biographies on contemporary and Latin American artists, as well as articles on art markets and collecting.
Grove Art is pleased to welcome Dr. Judith Rodenbeck as Editor in Chief. A specialist in modern and contemporary art, she has supervised recent commissioning to bring more living artists into the dictionary.