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- Includes over 200,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art and architecture, as well as over 19,000 images of works of art, structures, plans, and artist signatures
Built in 1799 to the designs of architect Lal Chand Ustad, the celebrated eastern façade of the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur filters light and funnels cool air with a honeycombed structure of enclosed overhanging balconies (jharokhas) with ornamented lattice screens (jalis), offering a visually protected vantage point for women in the court of Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.
Spanning more than half a century, the work of Ed Ruscha draws on graphics, typography, and cinematography to explore the interplay of text and image. Pairing commonplace scenes of the America West, Hollywood, suburbia, and highways with divisive text or signage, Ruscha produces ironic and at times sinister imagery.
In this update, Grove Art publishes 13 new and 47 revised articles, and Benezit publishes 6 updated biographies.
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.