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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.

September 2012 Update

New to Grove Art

Craft and contemporary art articles
This season sees the addition of new and significantly updated articles on the subject of “craft” in contemporary art, developed under the direction of Grove’s advisory editor for Contemporary Art, Dr. Jean Robertson. Highlights include extended essays on frequently requested topics such as artists’ books, fiber arts, and craft and contemporary art, as well as new biographies of popular contemporary artists like Nick Cave and Ghada Amer. Click here to read more about this project. Dr. Robertson has also contributed a new subject guide to Art in the 21st Century, which includes discussions of globalization, visual culture, and public and participatory art.

Medieval art articles
Also new to Grove are 43 entirely new articles on Medieval art, whose development was overseen by the editor of the forthcoming Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art, Dr. Colum P. Hourihane of Princeton University. Read more about this project.

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 400 existing articles: 193 Medieval articles, 166 American art articles, and 30 articles that are especially popular with our readers. To promote understanding, the articles in this update are illustrated with 67 remarkable new images of artworks; highlights include Helen Frankenthaler's Mountains and Sea, Liza Lou's Back Yard, Warren Seelig's Conjuncture #1, and the Alfred Jewel.

Explore the full list of entries in the update.

New to Benezit

Artist biographies
In November 2011, Oxford brought the Benezit Dictionary of Artists online for the very first time. This update sees the addition of 75 new biographies on artists of the United Kingdom, and 125 fully updated entries, including 50 frequently referenced biographies on canonical artists.

Subject guides
We are also featuring two brand new subject guides drafted by art historians: the first on Caravaggio and his followers in 17th-century Europe, and the second on British satirical prints and illustrations. These guides feature extended overviews, 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.

New partnership
We are delighted to announce that Benezit’s new partnership with ArtistsSignatures.com will bring new artists’ signatures to the resource, complementing the existing collection of over 11,000 images.

To learn more about Benezit, view a sample entry, read about its history, or visit the About Benezit page.

Updating Programs

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.

User feedback
All users are welcome to email the editors at oxfordarteditor@oup.com 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.

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