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Babylonian Art and Architecture

Michael Seymour

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Babylonian Art and Architecture Introduction Babylonian art and architecture are inseparable from other Mesopotamian studies. Both the cultura...

Bamana Arts and Mande Traditions

Mary Jo Arnoldi

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Bamana Arts and Mande TraditionsIntroductionStudies of the arts of the Bamana (Bambara) and related Mande-speaking groups have a long history dating f...

Barbizon Painting

Simon Kelly

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Barbizon PaintingIntroductionBarbizon Painting describes work produced by a colony of artists in and around Barbizon, a village some thirty-five miles...

Bartolomeo Ammannati

Felicia Else

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2020-10-28

Bartolomeo AmmannatiIntroductionBartolomeo Ammannati [Ammanati] (b. 1511–d. 1592) was a prominent sculptor and architect working in Florence in the mi...

Bernini, Gian Lorenzo

Evonne Levy

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Gian Lorenzo Bernini Introduction The outline of the work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (b. 1598–d. 1680), the major figure of the Italian Baroque i...

Bodegones

Carmen Ripollés

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

BodegonesIntroductionThe intriguing and uniquely Spanish term bodegón (bodegones in plural) literally means “tavern” or “bodega,” but since the 18th c...

Bohemia and Moravia, Renaissance and Rudolphine Art of

Ondřej Jakubec

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Renaissance and Rudolphine Art of Bohemia and MoraviaIntroductionBohemia and Moravia, along with parts of Silesia, consist of autonomous historic land...

Bonampak

Mary Miller

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Bonampak Introduction The murals of Bonampak are the most extensive and complete wall paintings of the ancient Maya, remarkable discoveries si...

Borromini, Francesco

John Beldon Scott

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

Francesco BorrominiIntroductionFrancesco Borromini (b. 1599–d. 1667), born Francesco Castelli, was one of a triumvirate of artistic personalities that...

Brazilian Art and Architecture, Post-independence

Elena Shtromberg, Camilla Querin

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Brazilian Art and Architecture, Post-IndependenceIntroductionOften situated within the broader discipline of Latin American art, Brazilian art is dist...

Burkina Art and Performance

Christopher D. Roy

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Burkina Art and PerformanceIntroductionThe art of the many peoples of Burkina Faso is quite exceptional in West Africa: relatively few Burkinabes have...

Byzantine Art and Architecture

Ellen C. Schwartz

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Byzantine Art and ArchitectureIntroductionByzantine art and architecture may be defined as the artistic production of the eastern Mediterranean region...

Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da

Clare Robertson

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Introduction Michelangelo Merisi (b. 1571–d. 1610), generally known from his birthplace in Lombardy as Carav...

Carracci, Annibale

Clare Robertson

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Annibale Carracci Introduction Annibale Carracci (b. 1560–d. 1609) was one of the key figures in the foundation of the baroque style. Together...

Chaco Canyon and Other Early Art in the North American Southwest

James Farmer

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Chaco Canyon and Other Early Art in the North American SouthwestIntroductionFor approximately 7000 years, the North American Southwest has been home t...

Chicana/o Art

Constance Cortez

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Chicana/o Art ...

Chimú Art and Architecture

Joanne Pillsbury

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Chimú Art and ArchitectureIntroductionThe Chimú culture flourished on what is now the north coast of Peru from around 1000 ce to c. 1470, when the pol...

Colonial Art of New Granada (Colombia)

Marta Fajardo de Rueda

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2020-05-27

Colonial Art of New Granada (Colombia)IntroductionThe history of colonial art in the New Kingdom of Granada, which includes present-day Colombia (the ...

Conceptual Art and Conceptualism

Robert Bailey

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Conceptual Art and ConceptualismIntroductionIn the visual arts and in art history, the term “conceptualism” has acquired a meaning distinct from its u...

Contemporary Art

Terry Smith

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Contemporary Art Introduction As an art-critical or historical category––one that might designate a style of art, a tendency among others, o...

Courbet, Gustave

Petra Chu

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Gustave Courbet Introduction Gustave Courbet (b. 1819–d. 1877) occupies an important place in 19th-century art history. Citing the necessity f...

Czech Modern and Contemporary Art

Vojtěch Lahoda

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Czech Modern and Contemporary ArtIntroductionThe term “Czech Republic,” although officially valid since 1993, is used to describe the region of the Cz...

Daumier, Honoré

Judith Glatzer Wechsler

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Honoré DaumierIntroductionHonoré Daumier (b. 1808–d. 1879), the foremost French 19th-century caricaturist, lived in a time of radical change: three re...

David, Jacques-Louis

Dorothy Johnson

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Jacques-Louis David Introduction Jacques-Louis David (b. 1748–d. 1825) was the most famous and influential artist of his time in France and on...

Delacroix, Eugène

Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Eugène DelacroixIntroductionIn the history of 19th-century painting, Eugène Delacroix (b. 1798–d. 1863) is a pivotal presence, extolled by art-histori...

Design, Garden and Landscape

John Dixon Hunt

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Garden and Landscape DesignIntroductionAt first hand, little is known about gardens and landscapes in ancient times. Writing about them came much late...

Destruction in Art

Kristine Stiles

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Destruction in ArtIntroduction“Destruction in art” is not destruction of art, neither is it iconoclasm. The term “destruction in art” refers to a wide...

Dürer, Albrecht

Jane C. Hutchison

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Albrecht Dürer Introduction Albrecht Dürer (21 May 1471–6 April 1528) was a German painter, graphic artist, author, publisher, and mathematici...

Early Christian Art

Katherine Marsengill

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Early Christian ArtIntroductionEarly Christian art history encompasses a range of material loosely dated from the first known appearances of Christian...

Early Medieval Architecture in Western Europe

Charles McClendon

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Early Medieval Architecture in Western EuropeIntroductionThe precise definition of the early Middle Ages as a historical period is far from clear, as ...

Eighteenth-Century Europe

Michael Yonan

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Eighteenth-Century EuropeIntroduction18th-century art has until recently occupied a curiously neglected position in art history. Sandwiched between th...

Ephemeral Art and Performance in Africa

Aimée Bessire

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2021-01-12

Ephemeral Art and Performance in AfricaIntroductionEphemeral art presents an interesting and not often covered lens in the field of African studies. I...

Ethiopia, Art History of

Claire Bosc-Tiessé

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Art History of EthiopiaIntroductionThis bibliography focuses on visual arts, namely painting, architecture, sculpture, engravings, and, to a degree, t...

European Art, Historiography of

Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Historiography of European Art Introduction The visual arts and architecture have been discussed in Europe since classical Antiquity. While se...

European Medieval Art, Otherness in

Pamela A. Patton

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Otherness in European Medieval ArtIntroductionThe utility of visual images in articulating social, cultural, religious, and ethnic difference strongly...

Expressionism

Reinhold Heller

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Expressionism Introduction Like many period and movement designations, expressionism lacks a consistent set of identifying criteria. Unlike te...

Eyck, Jan van

Linda Seidel

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Jan van Eyck Introduction Jan van Eyck (b. c. 1380–d. 1441) is universally recognized as the legendary inventor of oil painting and is widely ...

Festivals in West Africa

Gitti Salami

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Festivals in West AfricaIntroductionHistorically, many Africans have solidified their bonds by celebrating spectacular festivals. Prior to and during ...

French Impressionism

Jane M. Roos

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

French ImpressionismIntroductionImpressionnisme (and its Anglophone cognate, “Impressionism”) was coined in 1874 to designate a group of painters who ...

Gender and Art in the 17th Century

Frima Fox Hofrichter

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Gender and Art in the 17th CenturyIntroductionGender and Art in the 17th Century is a large and growing theme in art historical research, as aspects o...

Gender and Art in the Middle Ages

Martha Easton

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Gender and Art in the Middle AgesIntroductionThe analysis of medieval art through the lens of gender could be said to have had its genesis with the ov...

Gender and Art in the Renaissance

Joyce de Vries

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Gender and Art in the RenaissanceIntroductionThere is a large body of scholarship on the many topics related to gender and art in Renaissance Europe (

Géricault, Théodore

Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Théodore GéricaultIntroductionThéodore Géricault (b. 1791–d. 1824) has traditionally been evoked as the iconic Romantic artist-hero. Young, attractive...

Giorgione

Jaynie Anderson

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2021-06-23

GiorgioneIntroductionGiorgione was a Venetian painter who was born at Castelfranco, some fifty kilometers from Venice, in 1473/74. His life ended trag...

Giotto di Bondone

Mark Sandona, Anne Derbes

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Giotto di Bondone Introduction Giotto di Bondone is universally acknowledged to be an artist of surpassing genius, celebrated for his extraord...

Gothic Architecture

Robert Bork, Marc Schurr

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Gothic ArchitectureIntroductionThe architectural tradition now known as Gothic flourished across most of Europe throughout the later Middle Ages, prod...

Gothic Art in Italy

Nancy Thompson

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Gothic Art in ItalyIntroductionThis article covers a period in Italy, c. 1250 to c. 1400, often characterized as the beginnings of the Renaissance in ...

Goya y Lucientes, Francisco José

Janis Tomlinson

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Francisco José Goya y LucientesIntroductionFrancisco José Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828), whose name sometimes includes the noble “de” that Goya himself...

Graffiti

Nicholas Ganz

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2021-01-12

GraffitiIntroductionGraffiti can be seen as one of the most original art forms of mankind, with origins, according to some scholars, dating back as fa...

Great Zimbabwe and its Legacy

William J. Dewey

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Great Zimbabwe and its LegacyIntroductionGreat Zimbabwe is arguably one of the largest (area-wise), and most impressive archaeological sites in southe...

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