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Conical, blue-tiled roofs cover the galleries of the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, originally built as a mausoleum for national figures and dedicated as a public museum in 1983. As a result of its semi-buried design, the building avoided significant damage during the 2010 earthquake.
Known for his Fauvist period, Kees van Dongen rejected shading of colors, shaping of forms, or depth of field, instead favoring chromatic contrasts and drawings partitioned by long, sinuous arabesques. Women were his favorite subject, often nude or set in a circus, theatre, or music hall.
In this update, Grove Art publishes 1 new and 21 revised articles, as well as 382 emendations. Benezit publishes 34 revised entries.
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.
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.