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.
March 2012 Update
New to Grove Art
This season sees the addition of 125 new articles on medieval art and architecture, developed under the direction of Colum P. Hourihane of Princeton University (in preparation for the forthcoming Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture, fall 2012). Read more about this project.
Highlights include extended essays on topics of interest to today's scholars, including gender studies in medieval art, courtly love, and scientific manuscripts and diagrams, as well as new articles on a wide variety of significant topics, sites, and people, including medieval fibulae, the extraordinary Alfred Jewel, Arma Christi iconography, Hungary’s Somogyvár Abbey, the Spanish scribe Maius, and art historian Christa Grössinger.
Also new in March are 175 fully updated bibliographies on American art, to support research on topics ranging from Albert Bierstadt to Ida Applebroog, Jean-Michel Basquiat to the Aesthetic movement, Black Mountain College to Matthew Brady, Jacqueline Casey to Canyon de Chelly, Vija Celmins to the Chicago School, Elena Climent to Currier & Ives.
New to Benezit
In November 2011, Oxford brought the Benezit Dictionary of Artists online for the very first time, along with 100 entirely new artist biographies. March sees the addition of 75 new biographies and 200 fully updated entries on American, British, and Australian artists. Highlights include new entries on British portraitist Leonard Boden and American political cartoonist Jacob Burck, as well as updated entries on contemporary British artist Damien Hirst and Australian abstract painter Grace Crowley.
We are also featuring two brand new subject guides, the first in a series of educational resources based on Benezit content. Each of the guides – on 19th-century European and American printmakers and postwar painters in New York – features an extended overview, images, and links to Benezit entries and vetted outside resources. Link to the guides from course websites or use them to introduce students to Benezit.
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 the ongoing relevance of the content to today's researchers. Email updateGAO@oup.com to join your colleagues in this exciting project.
All users are welcome to suggest corrections, revisions, and new topics for articles and research guides. Email the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing your feedback.
- 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
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