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Moche

Moche ceramic

Pre-Columbian Moche art covers remarkably broad subject matter, from single figures to complex mythological scenes; among the most striking depictions of humans are head-shaped portrait vessels..

Conservation of Tapestry

Conservation of Tapestry

Until the mid-20th century, restorers wove new threads into deteriorating tapestries to replace weak fibers, but contemporary conservation techniques retain all original yarn, adding new fibers which minimize visual discrepancy but which cannot be mistaken for the original weaving. 

In this update, Grove Art publishes 25 new and 10 revised articles, as well as 7 new images and 344 emendations. Benezit publishes 17 revised entries.

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

JANUARY 19, 2022

What's New in January 2022

In this update, Grove Art publishes 25 new and 10 revised articles, as well as 7 new images and 344 emendations. Benezit publishes 17 revised entries.

DECEMBER 8, 2021

What's New in December 2021

In this update, Grove Art publishes 201 articles with updated structure and 6 emendations. 

NOVEMBER 22, 2021

What's New November 2021

In this update, Grove Art publishes 13 new and 8 revised articles, as well as 12 emendations. Benezit publishes 39 revised entries.