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April 2015 Update

New to Grove Art

Art markets
April’s content update includes new and revised articles related to art markets and economics, including new essays covering Cultural Capital, Globalization of the Art Market, Attribution, Investment, and the Market for African and Oceanic Art. This update also features new and revised biographies including dealers Larry Gagosian, Edmé-François Gersaint, and Leo Castelli, as well as historian Michael Montias and collector Norton Simon.

American art and architecture
Grove is pleased to add over 100 new and revised articles on American art and architecture to the site, including updated biographies of artists James Turrell, Faith Ringgold, Frederic Remington, Richard Tuttle, Dorothea Rockburne, and Bill Viola, as well as articles on Skyscrapers, the Rococo Revival, and the cities of Houston and St. Louis.

Medieval art and architecture
We continue to add updated articles on medieval art, whose development was overseen by Dr. Colum P. Hourihane of Princeton University, editor of the recently published Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture. Over 100 new and revised articles were added, including essays on the St. Louis Psalter, Viking Art, Early Gothic, Miniature, and Mausoleum, as well as cities such as Lincoln, Lucca, Sens, Verona, and Uppsala.

New images
This update sees the addition of 90 new images with a focus on American and contemporary art. Also included are more than 30 new works from the revised 2015 AP Art History curriculum, including Daumier’s lithograph Nadar Raising Photography to the Height of Art, an anthropomorphic stele from the Arabian Peninsula, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s installation The Gates, and the haunting Androgyne III by Magdalena Abakanowicz.

Updated articles
As part of our ongoing initiative to keep existing Grove content current, many additional articles have been revised to reflect developments in recent scholarship. This update features new and revised entries based on user suggestions and through our UpdateGAO program, including new entries on Marvin Cone and Gerd Arntz, as well as revised articles on Westminster Abbey, Comic Strip Art, Cambodia, and artists Betye and Alison Saar.

Explore the full list of new and revised entries, and see our Friends page for more information on our partnerships.

New to Benezit

New articles and images
Based on user suggestions, Benezit now includes new and revised articles on Jechezkiel David Kirszenbaum, Gertrude O’Brady, Antonio Riudolfo Frasconi, and Joan Borrell i Nicolau. This update also includes 50 new images of artists’ signatures, including those of Keith Haring, Willem de Kooning, and Edvard Munch.

Updated bibliographies and auction records
This April, various auction sale records have been updated, including those for Hieronymus Bosch, Alberto Giacometti, Mary Cassatt, Dan Flavin, Lucian Freud, and Kiki Smith.

Explore the full list of new and revised entries.

Image partnerships
We continue to add images to Benezit through our partnerships with ArtistsSignatures.com, which brings new artists’ signatures to the resource, complementing the existing collection of over 11,000 images, and the Frick Collection, which is providing Benezit with portraits and self-portraits of artists to illustrate their biographies (see, for example, Jean-Léon Gérôme). See our Friends page for more.

For more information, visit About Benezit, view Benezit's contributor page, or read about its history.

Updating Programs


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Italian Renaissance Learning Resources

We invite you to explore the freely available Italian Renaissance Learning Resources site. This resource features eight units, each of which explores a different theme in Italian Renaissance art and is complemented by lavish illustrations and resources for educators.

This resource is the result of a collaboration between the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and Grove Art Online, made possible through the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and developed by Sandbox Studios.

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