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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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Art and Climate Change

Art and Climate Change

Art has become a recognized vehicle for communication around global climate change and its consequences, yielding practical solutions, collaborative action, and works starkly illuminating the destruction of the Anthropocene.

Lygia Pape

Lygia Pape

Brazilian artist Lygia Pape juxtaposed geometric shapes and structures with the natural world, with work often representing the dispossessed members of Brazilian society.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 22 new and 9 revised articles. 

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. 


SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

What's New September 2021

In this update, Grove Art publishes 22 new and 9 revised articles, spanning Pre-Columbian art to contemporary practice in Latin America and East Asia.

AUGUST 16, 2021

What's New August 2021

In this update, Grove Art publishes 36 updated articles, 1 revised article, and 106 emendations.

JULY 29, 2021

What's New July 2021

In this update, Grove Art publishes 6 new and 23 revised articles, as well as 6 emendations across both dictionaries. Benezit publishes 23 updated biographies.