Welcome to Grove® Art Online

  • The foremost scholarly art encyclopedia, updated regularly and covering global art and architecture from prehistory to present day
  • Includes peer-reviewed articles contributed by nearly 7,000 scholars from around the world, accompanied by images, bibliographies, and links to additional resources

Learn more

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Despite its later popularity and its role as the centerpiece of the 1889 Exposition Universelle, the Eiffel Tower was initially vilified by those who opposed its industrial aesthetic and feared the structure would overshadow the traditional monuments of Paris.

Ecuador

The church of S. Francisco in Quito

Construction of the church of S. Francisco in Quito, Ecuador, began in 1530 and continued over a century, yielding a mix of stylistic traditions. The crossing, built in the early 17th century, combines Gothic arches with Mudéjar decoration.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 1 new and 21 revised articles, as well as 382 emendations.

Dulwich Pink Gallery

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.

Image of the TEFAF

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.

Collection of art

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.

Christies employees taking phone bids at an auction

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.