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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

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Maren Hassinger

Maren Hassinger

Known for her postminimal installations of wire rope, Maren Hassinger used fiber art techniques to transform industrial materials into organic forms that often became sites for performance.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The doomed edifice in Pieter Bruegel’s Tower of Babel suggests that all the works of mankind are destined for imperfection, and it conveys “an absurd state of helplessness before the grandiose mockery of a nightmarish bankruptcy of reason.”

In this update, Grove Art publishes 6 new articles, 60 revised articles, and 21 emendations. Benezit publishes 21 revised articles, and 40 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

APRIL 20, 2022

What's New in April 2022

In this update, Grove Art publishes 6 new articles, 60 revised articles, and 21 emendations. Benezit publishes 21 revised articles, and 40 emendations as part of our regular corrections process.

MARCH 22, 2022

What's New in March 2022

In this update, Grove Art publishes 15 new and 20 revised articles, as well as 10 new images and 54 emendations. Benezit publishes a new letter from Editor in Chief Dr. Valerie Cassel Oliver.

FEBRUARY 16, 2022

What's New in February 2022

In this update, Grove Art publishes 237 articles with updated structure and 22 emendations as part of our regular corrections process.