Oxford Art Online completes Grove Art Fall Update

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Oxford Art Online has completed their Fall update for Grove Art Online, the mast significant of the four components of Oxford Art Online, along with the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and Oxford’s Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.

The Science and Contemporary Art Update

The Fall update includes a variety of new and revised essays and biographies that examine the propensity of artists working in the late 20th and early 21st centuries to incorporate aspects of science in their work. Essays include Science and Contemporary Art and Science and Art. Twelve biographies have also been added or revised.

Samples of topics covered within these two essays include:

  • Artists as amateur scientists.
  • Artists adopt scientific tools and materials.
  • Critiquing the ideology of science.
  • The visual culture of science.
  • The nature of nature.
  • Marveling at the universe.
  • Ways in which scientific knowledge has affected art.
  • The study of science and art as related activities.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art

The new update also unveils the first access to new articles from the forthcoming Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art, edited by Colum P. Hourihane, Director of the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University.

Highlights from this group of new essays inlude:

  • Alchemy
  • Arthurian legends in medieval art
  • Astrology, medieval
  • Female monasticism
  • International Center of Medieval Art
  • Legends in medieval art
  • Sarajevo Haggadah
  • Spolia in medieval art and architecture

Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Since early 2010, Grove Art has added several groups of articles from the forthcoming Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, edited by Joan Marter, Professor of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and Editor of Woman’s Art Journal. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in The Dictionary of ArtThe Grove Encyclopedia of American Art will deal with all aspects of American art from Native American architecture to contemporary installation art.

Updated Bibliographies: Italian Renaissance

The Fall update also adds newly revised bibliographies for more than 550 entries pertaining to the Italian Renaissance.

Grove Updating Program

In order to uphold the relevance and scholarly integrity of Grove Art Online, Oxford University Press is embarking on a major new program to update existing articles.  They have completed eleven updates since 2005, with all but two occurring within the past three years.

About Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online offers users the ability to access and search the vast content of Grove Art Online along with three other major Oxford art reference resources in one location. Users can choose to view biographies, subject entries, or images when searching or browsing. This functionality gives users access to the more than 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, 40,000 image links and 5,500 images contained within Grove Art Online, as well as access to more than 5,000 entries and 500 images from the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and Oxford’s Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Thematic timelines and learning resources also provide users with powerful tools for navigating the content, and context-sensitive help pages are available throughout the site to guide users through the features and functionality.

Grove Art Online updates from Oxforn University Press

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Contemporary Art Update

The newest updates at Grove Art Online focus on globalization.

Newly added articles investigate themes of globalisation in respect to contemporary art, addressing such topics as biennials and art fairs, and Brazilian art after 1980. In addition, new and revised biographies offer a sampling of contemporary artists from around the globe working in various media and forms who are expanding the international reach of contemporary art.

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

This month Grove introduces content from the forthcoming Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, edited by Joan Marter, Professor of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and Editor of Woman’s Art Journal. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in The Dictionary of Art, The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art will deal with all aspects of American art from Native American architecture to contemporary installation art.

More information about both of these additions is available at Grove’s What’s New page.

Tips for Oxford Art Online Users

Available now for Oxford Art users is a new printable, reader-friendly Oxford Art Online users’ guide containing tips about how to navigate Oxford Art Online and make the most of the content available.

About Oxford Art Online

 Oxford Art Online is an innovative gateway that offers users the ability to access and search the vast content of Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources in one location.

Oxford Art Online users can search or browse biographies, subject entries, or images, enabling access to the more than 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, 40,000 image links and 5,000 images contained within Grove Art Online and over 5,000 entries from the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and Oxford’s Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.

Grove Art Online is today’s foremost scholarly art encyclopedia covering all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art. It includes the full text of The Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner (1996, 34 volumes) – the landmark reference work containing more than 45,000 articles (more than 21,000 biographies and 500,000 bibliographical citations) contributed by 6,700 scholars from 120 countries.

Through partnerships with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and numerous other international organizations, galleries, and artists, Grove Art Online now offers over 5,500 searchable images of works of art, maps, and line drawings. There are also over 40,000 editorially selected image links to museums and galleries around the world in order to help users find visual support for the scholarship in GAO.