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Ghada Amer

Amer-D-as-in-Drips

In her canvases, Ghada Amer combines paint with the historically female craft of embroidery to explore themes of sexuality and women’s identity in a patriarchal world.

Peter Blake

Peter-Blake-The-Toy-Shop

Best known as the designer of the album cover for The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), Peter Blake, used diverse materials in collage paintings and constructions characterized by realism and imagery from pop culture.

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

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.