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.
December 2014 Update
New to Grove Art
Architecture and the built environment
December’s content update includes 19 new and 8 revised articles on architecture and the built environment, including new essays on the Seagram Building, Bauhaus in America, modernism and architecture, public housing, and architecture and the automobile. New biographies include architects Wang Shu and Elsa Gidoni. Also presented in this update are major revisions to entries on colonialism and department stores, as well as biographies of Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Tadao Andō, and Otto Bartning.
Grove is pleased to add 117 new and revised articles on American art to the site, with updated biographies on artists Mary Cassatt and Marsden Hartley, as well as articles on performance art and the Prairie school.
The December update also sees the addition of 65 new articles on the decorative arts, from the Sarreguemines Pottery Factory in France to Italian glass designer Guido Balsamo Stella to stevengraphs, woven silk pictures produced in Coventry around the turn of the 20th century.
We continue to add updated 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 and Architecture. 125 medieval art entries were updated in our latest release, including Gothic enamels, Lombard art, and the House of Plantagenet, as well as cities of Aberdeen, Lübeck, Maastricht, Palermo, and Roskilde.
In this update, 174 new images have been added, including photographs of major American buildings and monuments including the Gateway Arch, the Jefferson Memorial, Old Penn Station, the Plaza Hotel, the Wainwright building, Biltmore Mansion, Unity Temple, the Monadnock Building, the UN Secretariat, and the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower. New images also include seminal works by artists including Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Judy Chicago, David Hockney, Edouard Manet, and Grant Wood.
As part of our ongoing initiative to keep existing Grove content current, many additional articles have been revised to reflect developments in recent scholarship. These articles span the breadth of Grove’s diverse content, from biographies of painter Jean-Baptiste Greuze and the prominent Borghese family in Italy to Grove’s survey of gay and lesbian art.
New to Benezit
Updated bibliographies and auction records
Additional revised entries are 42 updated auction sale records including Chuck Close, Paul Cézanne, and Dorothea Tanning, 51 new signature images, and revisions to biographies, including Correggio and Duccio di Buoninsegna.
We continue to add images to Benezit through our partnerships with ArtistsSignatures.com, which brings new artists’ signatures to the resource, complementing the existing collection of over 11,000 images, and the Frick Collection, which is providing Benezit with portraits and self-portraits of artists to illustrate their biographies (see, for example, Jean-Léon Gérôme). See our Friends page for more.
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. Read more about this project and how to get involved.
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.
Italian Renaissance Learning Resources
We invite you to explore the freely available Italian Renaissance Learning Resources site. This resource features eight units, each of which explores a different theme in Italian Renaissance art and is complemented by lavish illustrations and resources for educators.
This resource is the result of a collaboration between the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and Grove Art Online, made possible through the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and developed by Sandbox Studios.
- September 2014: African art and architecture, Native North American artists
- May 2014: Global photography and decorative arts
- January 2014: Contemporary art, American art, and Canadian artists
- November 2013: American art and architecture, Asian art
- April 2013: History of photography, contemporary Asian art
- December 2012: Central and Eastern European art, Medieval art
- 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
- March 2008: Launch of Oxford Art Online
- October 2006: Women artists
- September 2005: Contemporary Asian art