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Grove Art: Subject Guides

Explore Grove Art by your area of interest. Each guide includes a brief introduction to a popular topic in the visual arts, with links to key essays and biographies. Educators are welcome to share links to these guides with students, using them as a starting point for further research and discussion.

William H. Johnson: Going to Church, oil on burlap, 968×1121 mm, c. 1940–44 (Washington, DC, Smithsonian American Art Museum); photo credit: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC/Art Resource, NY
African American Art

Lee Krasner: Gothic Landscape, oil on canvas, 1.77×2.38 m, 1961 (London, Tate); © 2007 Pollock–Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo credit: Tate, London/Art Resource, NY
American Art and Architecture

Pyramids at Giza, 4th Dynasty, c. 2575–c. 2465 BC; photo credit: E. Strouhal/Werner Forman/Art Resource, NY
Ancient Egypt

Carsten Höller: Upside Down Mushroom Room, installation view at Fondazione Prada, Milan, 2000; photo © Attilio Maranzano, courtesy of Fondazione Prada and Air de Paris, Paris
Art in the 21st Century

Embroidered medallion, silk, 1368–1644 (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fletcher Fund, 1942, Accession ID: 42.74.6); image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Asian Art

Anne Zahalka: Cole Classic, from series Leisureland, type C photograph, 11.5×14.5 m, 1999; photo courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Australian Modern/ Contemporary art

Versailles, view of the Garden Front façade, by Louis Le Vau and Jules Hardouin Mansart, 1668–85; photo credit: Giraudon/Art Resource, NY
Baroque Art and Architecture

Pablo Picasso: Three Musicians, oil on canvas, 2.01×2.23 m, 1921 (New York, Museum of Modern Art); © 2007 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo © Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY
Cubism

Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Composition of Circles and Overlapping Angles, oil on canvas, 495×641 mm, 1930 (New York, Museum of Modern Art); © 2007 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, photo © Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY
Dada and Surrealism

František Kupka: Discs of Newton (Study for a Fugue in Two Colors), oil on canvas, 495×650 mm, 1911–2 (Paris, Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne); © 2007 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris/photo credit: CNAC/MNAM/Dist. Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Art Resource, NY
Eastern European Art

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Street, Dresden, oil on canvas, 1.51×2.00 m, 1908 (dated 1907) (New York, Museum of Modern Art); © by Ingeborg & Dr. Wolfgang Henze-Ketterer, Wichtrach/Bern, photo © Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY
Expressionism

Marcel Rochas: Sunglasses, ceramic, plastic and glass, 1939 (New York, The Museum at FIT); photo courtesy of The Museum at FIT
Fashion

Paul Cézanne: Zola’s House at Médan, oil on canvas, 590×725 mm, c. 1880 (Glasgow, Burrell Collection); photo credit: Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

Ravenna, S Apollinare Nuovo, mosaic showing the Betrayal of Christ, c. 500; photo credit: Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY
Medieval Art and Architecture

Jacques-Louis David: Oath of the Horatii, oil on canvas, 3.30×4.25 m, 1784 (Paris, Musée du Louvre); Photo credit: Scala/Art Resources NY
Neo-classicism and the French Revolution

Fra Angelico: Annunciation (c. 1440–45), fresco, north corridor, monastery of S Marco, Florence; photo credit: Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY
Renaissance Art and Architecture

Yoko Ono: Cut Piece, photo of performance, July 20, 1964 (Kyoto, Yamaichi Hall); photo courtesy of Lenono Photo Archive ©Yoko Ono
Women in the Visual Arts

New thematic guides are added regularly. To suggest a topic for inclusion, email oxfordarteditor@oup.com.


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