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Zheng Xie

Zheng Xie

One of the Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou, Zheng Xie innovatively integrated calligraphy with painting. His calligraphy combined a running cursive script with a sophisticated form of clerical script, yielding a distinct style that garnered acclaim in the Yangzhou art market where individualism and eccentricity were prized.

Modernism and the avant-garde in Latin America

Modernism and the avant-garde in Latin America

A diversity of expression defined modernist avant-garde artists in Latin America in the middle of the 20th century, including concrete art, geometric abstraction, and kinetic art, as well as returns to figuration. Despite their visible differences, these avant-garde artists all took on central issues of modernity.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 12 new articles, 39 emendations, and 56 article revisions. Benezit publishes 30 emendations.

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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.

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Grove Guide to the Art Market

Explore the new Grove Art subject guide on the art market, which brings together articles related to finance, art law, provenance, cultural heritage, collecting, connoisseurship, galleries, auction houses, and dealers.

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UpdateGAO

UpdateGAO is an ongoing initiative to revise Grove’s articles in collaboration with their original authors, yielding updates to reflect recent developments and new scholarship. Have you contributed to Grove and want to update your article(s)? Let us know.

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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

OCTOBER 7, 2019

What's new in October 2019

In this update, Grove Art publishes 12 new articles, 39 emendations, and 56 article revisions. Benezit publishes 30 emendations.

AUGUST 13, 2019

What's new in August 2019

In this update, Grove Art publishes 4 new articles, 21 emendations, and 102 article revisions. Benezit publishes 5 emendations.

JUNE 28, 2019

What's new in June 2019

In this update, Grove Art publishes a completely updated article on Keith Haring, influential artist and activist.