June 2009 Update
This spring update brings you renewed and enhanced Grove coverage of both Classical art and materials and techniques in art. It is our hope that you find inspiration within these additions and continue to enjoy the expansion of learning resources and teaching tools within Grove Art Online.
In this update, Grove introduces 28 new articles relating to Classical art including the Collection and display of Classical art, Roman Spain, and a biography of Dioskourides. New content on materials and techniques in art include enlightening articles on Motion picture film and Magnetic tape. Generously provided by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we’re also thrilled to provide you with nearly 50 new beautiful images from across the globe that depict the materials and techniques that artists and craftspeople use to create objects.
While these images are accessible via search and browse, here are a few highlights:
- Autograph Quilt
- Chimú tunic
- Mukudj mask of the Punu people
- Tapestry-woven (kesi) rank badge showing a lion
- Olmec jadeite celt with incised profile of a deity
- Limoges portrait by Léonard Limosin showing Henri II
- Ming-period gourd vase
- Bamboo brushpot by Gu Jue showing a landscape genre scene
We are also adding the first half of the fruits of our collaboration with New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology to include Fashion in Grove Art Online. This month, you’ll see biographies of designers such as Lucien Lelong, Lucile, Rudi Gernreich, and Rei Kawakubo, with more than 75 beautiful accompanying images including a Madame Grès Turandot evening dress, a classic design by Givenchy and a Robert Piguet design drawing.
- The November 2008 update included Grove coverage of decorative arts with new and revised content. The more than 500 new articles in the update featured prominent artists, such as Robert Chamberlain, 18th century English enameller and porcelain manufacturer, and American industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss, in addition to entries on pieces and techniques, such as hooked rug, crackle, Amberina glass, and Denby Pottery. Complementing these articles were more than 300 updated decorative arts bibliographies, expanded to include the latest scholarship in this burgeoning field of interest. The update also included fresh decorative arts content with 185 new images throughout the site. These images are accessible via search and browse. November also brought you an inclusion of five additional comprehensive learning units from MoMA.