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Zhao Zhigian

Zhao Zhigian

Chinese artist Zhao Zhigian specialized in plant life in his paintings, with images characterized by soft, detailed brushwork and brilliant, translucent colors.

Dunhuang

Dunhuang

The cave sanctuaries near Dunhuang, China, contain artwork representing over 1,000 years of Buddhist history, including a trove of medieval scroll paintings and manuscripts.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 92 emendations and updates to article structure and links.

Explore the full list of what has been recently published and revised on Oxford Art Online.

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Collection Guides

Join Oxford Art Online 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.

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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.