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Clyfford Still

Clyfford Still developed a unique style of Abstract Expressionism and believed that art must be a moral power in an age of conformity. 

 

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Altering urban settings and landscapes, the ephemeral, monumental wrapping projects of Christo and Jeanne-Claude have spurred people to see familiar environments in new ways.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 278 articles with updated structure, as well as related emendations.

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 Benezit’s Editor in Chief, 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.

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.