November 2010

Grove Art Online

The Science and Contemporary Art Update

Under the direction of Jean Robertson, Professor of Art History at Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Grove Advisory Editor for Contemporary Art, this update examines the propensity of artists working in the late 20th and early 21st centuries to incorporate aspects of science in their work. Oxford is pleased to introduce a wide variety of new and revised essays and biographies to Grove Art Online.

We invite you to explore the science and contemporary art update:


  • Science and contemporary art
  • Bio Art
  • Science and art


  • Joseph Beuys
  • Critical Art Ensemble
  • Wim Delvoye
  • Carsten Höller
  • Eduardo Kac
  • Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle
  • Marta de Menezes
  • Mariko Mori
  • Cornelia Parker
  • Marc Quinn
  • Matthew Ritchie
  • Stelarc

Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art

With this update, Grove Art Online subscribers will be the first to access new articles from the forthcoming Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art, edited by Colum P. Hourihane, Director of the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University.

Here are some highlights from this group:

  • Alchemy
  • Arthurian legends in medieval art
  • Astrology, medieval
  • Bohun manuscripts
  • Hugo Buchthal
  • Female monasticism
  • Girona Creation Tapestry
  • International Center of Medieval Art
  • Legends in medieval art
  • Mappa mundi
  • Opicinus de Canistris
  • Otto Pächt
  • Physiologus
  • Anne Prache
  • Ravello
  • Sarajevo Haggadah
  • Somme le roi
  • Spolia in medieval art and architecture
  • Stavelot Triptych

Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Since early 2010, we've added several batches of articles from the forthcoming Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, edited by Joan Marter, Professor of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and Editor of Woman's Art Journal. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in The Dictionary of Art, The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art will deal with all aspects of American art from Native American architecture to contemporary installation art. A few select highlights from this update:

  • Laylah Ali
  • Art Front
  • John Biggers
  • Broadacre City
  • Camera Work
  • Chinese Revolutionary Artists' Club
  • Robert Colescott
  • Roy DeCarava
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Kota Ezawa
  • Fashion Moda
  • Ada Louise Huxtable
  • Kerry James Marshall
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York

Updated Bibliographies: Italian Renaissance

Researchers will be pleased to know this update brings you updated bibliographies for more than 550 entries pertaining to the Italian Renaissance.

Grove Updating Program

In order to uphold the relevance and scholarly integrity of Grove Art Online, Oxford University Press is embarking on a major new program to update existing articles. We believe that maintaining Grove is a joint, ongoing effort between the scholarly community and the publisher, and we invite you to participate.

  • Submit updates to your articles, especially bibliographies
  • Suggest corrections, revisions, or new articles
  • Tell us what you think

Our editorial team will be actively reaching out to Grove contributors for corrections, updates, and suggestions for revisions, and we will also flag entries that should be regularly revisited. We have thousands of authors to contact, and the contact information for most is out of date, so whether you are a contributor or not, if you see an article that needs attention, we encourage you to get in touch. We also welcome any other suggestions or feedback. The door is always open. Help us launch the updating program by emailing the editors at:

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