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  • The gateway to Oxford’s art reference works, including the peer-reviewed, regularly updated Grove® Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists
  • 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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NFTs

NFT

The market for NFTs has exploded in recent years, with record sales for creators like Beeple and FEWOCiOUS, despite concerns including high environmental costs and uncertain longevity as investments.

Conservation of concrete

First used as a building material in Classical times, concrete has been embraced by artists and architects for its durability, versatility, and low cost; its susceptibility to deterioration, however, causes unique challenges to its conservation.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 7 new and 16 revised articles, Benezit publishes 14 revised articles, and 34 emendations publish 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

NOVEMBER 10, 2022

What's New in November 2022

In this update, Grove Art publishes 7 new and 16 revised articles, as well as 34 emendations as part of our regular corrections process.

OCTOBER 14, 2022

What's New in October 2022

In this update, Grove Art publishes 349 articles with updated structure, as well as 862 emendations as part of a related corrections process.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2022

What's New in September 2022

In this update, Grove Art publishes 4 new and 19 revised articles, as well as 78 emendations as part of our regular corrections process.