Oxford Art Online hosts Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, and other Oxford art reference works. The site is updated three times per year, with new and updated articles, new tools for navigating content, and improved functionality. Visit this page or join our mailing list to keep up with all the latest news and developments.
December 2012 Update
New to Grove Art
Editor in Chief
Grove Art Online is thrilled to announce its newly appointed Editor in Chief, Dr. Nicola Courtright of Amherst College. Dr. Courtright brings with her a broad range of expertise in the field and served as President of the College Art Association from 2006–8. She currently serves as a board member for the American Council of Learned Societies and as a member of the National Committee for the History of Art. Dr. Courtright will be working with an editorial board of similarly distinguished art historians to guide the development of new Grove Art content, as she describes in her letter from the editor.
Central and Eastern European art articles and subject guide
This season sees the addition of 37 new and significantly updated articles on Central and Eastern Europe. Highlights include articles on the Czech Poetism movement, the Slovenian IRWIN group, and Slovakian artist Roman Ondák. A new subject guide offers an overview of the art of Eastern Europe, as well as directing readers to key Grove articles on the topic and a wealth of useful external links. Learn more about this project from guest editor Dr. Anna Bryzski, an expert in the field who has served as guest editor for multiple issues of the journal Centropa.
Medieval art articles
Also new to Grove are 20 entirely new 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. Read more about this project.
Spring 2013: Photography update
Preview our Spring 2013 update, which will expand Grove Art’s coverage of photography.
Updated bibliographies and new images
As part of the ongoing initiative to keep Grove content current, updates have been made to the bibliographies of nearly 200 existing articles.
To promote understanding, the articles in this update are illustrated with 88 remarkable new images of artworks; highlights include Vytautas Kairiūkštis’s Women on the Beach, Viktor Popkov’s The Builders of Bratsk Hydro-Electric Power Station, Bohumil Kubišta’s Still life showing skull, and Justinas Vienožinskis’s Lithuania Homestead.
New to Benezit
Artist biographies and subject guide
In November 2011, Oxford brought the Benezit Dictionary of Artists online for the very first time. This update sees the addition of 75 new articles and 111 revised articles, including fully updated and revised entries on canonical artists and photographers.
New image partnerships
We are delighted to announce two important new partnerships. Benezit’s relationship with ArtistsSignatures.com will bring new artists’ signatures to the resource, complementing the existing collection of over 11,000 images. The Frick Collection and Benezit are collaborating to illustrate biographies with portraits of artists, including archival photographs of artists in their studios (see, for example, Jean-Léon Gérôme).
A major initiative is currently underway, involving the participation of all 7,000+ members of our contributor community. All authors are invited to submit updates to their articles – especially to bibliographies – to ensure that articles reflect the latest research and bibliographies include the most recent publications. Email updateGAO@oup.com to join your colleagues in this exciting project.
All users are welcome to email the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest corrections, revisions, and new topics for articles and subject guides. We look forward to hearing your feedback. To offer your thoughts and comments regarding general site enhancements, you may use the Contact Us form.
Oxford Index Underbar
You now have access (or will soon have access) to the Oxford Index underbar (beta), a free tool that generates links to related content from all Oxford University Press online resources, including scholarly monographs, journal articles, and more. For example, if you’re researching “Monet” on Oxford Art Online, the underbar will draw from a variety of Oxford resources to give you further results on that topic. Clicking the arrows located at the bottom of the browser will expand the underbar, enhancing your search experience. For more information about the Oxford Index discovery service, watch our video or visit the Oxford Index website.
- September 2012: Craft and contemporary art, Medieval art
- March 2012: Medieval articles, American bibliographies
- December 2011: Art of New Zealand, Benezit joins Oxford Art Online
- July 2011: Visual culture, American art
- March 2011: American art, Islamic Art
- November 2010: Science and contemporary art, Medieval Art, American art, and Italian Renaissance art
- June 2010: American art, Italian Renaissance art
- March 2010: Globalization and contemporary art, American art
- December 2009: Australian modern and contemporary art, American art
- August 2009: Fashion, Islamic art
- June 2009: Classical art, materials and techniques in art
- November 2008: Decorative arts
- July 2008: Included 500 updated bibliographies, nearly 100 revised articles, and new Medieval Art images
- July 2008: General updating of bibliographies in art
- March 2008: Launch of Oxford Art Online
- October 2006: Women artists
- September 2005: Contemporary Asian art