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Propaganda posters of China

Maren Hassinger

Abounding during the Cultural Revolution, propaganda posters in China illustrated proletarian ideology, Communist morale, and revolutionary heroism.

Romaine Brooks

A pioneer of lesbian visibility in art, Romaine Brooks specialized in portraiture, painting subjects drawn from the cosmopolitan intelligentsia of old Europe.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 33 revised articles and 49 emendations. Benezit publishes 9 emendations as part of our regular corrections process.  

Explore the full list of what has been recently published and revised on Oxford Art Online.

Valerie Cassel Oliver

Letter from the Editor

Read a letter from the Editor in Chief of the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Dr. Valerie Cassel Oliver, discussing her editorial approach and the work underway to expand Benezit’s coverage of emerging artists, varied media, and artists of diverse social and cultural backgrounds.

Pronunciation Guide for Artist Names

Pronunciation Guide for Artist Names

Explore the new Grove Art pronunciation guide to the names of modern and contemporary artists.  Listen to recordings of scholars pronouncing a selection of names from Ann Demeulemeester to Cai Guo-Qiang to Francisco Zúñiga.

Dulwich Pink Gallery

Collection Guides

Join Benezit on a tour of unique art collections around the world! Written by experts and curators, our Collection Guides present the history and highlights of museums and galleries. Follow links to related texts in Oxford Art Online and around the web to learn more about the artists in these outstanding collections.

Latin American Art

Latin American Art

Grove Art continues a major initiative to revise and expand Grove’s content on Latin American art and architecture. Led by Tom Cummins at Harvard University, this project includes scholarship on topics from the Pre-Columbian period to present day. 

News

AUGUST 10, 2022

What's New in August 2022

In this update, Grove Art publishes 33 revised articles and 49 emendations. Benezit publishes 9 emendations as part of our regular corrections process. 

JULY 15, 2022

What's New in July 2022

In this update, Grove Art publishes 14 new and 38 revised articles, as well as 17 emendations. Benezit publishes 12 revised biographies. 

JUNE 15, 2022

What's New in June 2022

In this update, Grove Art publishes 8 new articles and 5 new images, as well as 50 revised articles and an additional 42 emendations as part of our regular corrections process.