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Lintong

Lintong

The soldiers in the life-size terracotta army at Lintong have varied facial features, some of which reflect the diverse ethnic mix of the newly formed Qin empire; the application of different hairstyles, facial hair, and attire yields further differentiation, indicating military rank and specialization..

Rachel Ruysch

Rachel Ruysch

Dutch painter Rachel Ruysch specialized in still-lifes rendered in meticulous detail, with flowers arranged in elegant, balanced compositions.  

In this update, Grove Art publishes 44 revised articles and 8 emendations, as well as a new pronunciation guide to artist names.

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

MAY 19, 2021

What's New May 2021

In this update, Grove Art publishes 44 revised articles, in addition to 8 emendations as well as a new pronunciation guide to artist names.

MARCH 19, 2021

What's new in March 2021

In this update, Grove Art publishes 1 new article and 38 revised articles, in addition to 51 emendations across both dictionaries. Benezit publishes 1 new and 19 updated biographies.

JANUARY 15, 2021

What's new in January 2021

In this update, Grove Art publishes 37 revised articles, in addition to 5 emendations across both dictionaries. Benezit publishes 12 updated biographies.