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Iconography in the Western World

Colum Hourihane

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Iconography in the Western WorldIntroductionIconography is the description, classification, and interpretation of the subject matter of a work of art....

Installation Art

Julie Reiss

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Installation ArtIntroduction“Installation art” is a term applied to room-sized works of art that are large enough for the viewer to enter. While the t...

Islamic Art and Architecture in North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula

Jonathan Bloom

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Islamic Art and Architecture in North Africa and the Iberian PeninsulaIntroductionThis article deals with the literature on architecture and art (but ...

Japanese Architecture

Ken Tadashi Oshima

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Japanese ArchitectureIntroductionJapanese architecture has long had varying expressions and historical interpretations both inside and outside the geo...

Japanese Buddhist Sculpture

Sherry Fowler, Yui Suzuki

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2022-02-21

Japanese Buddhist SculptureIntroductionThe official history of Japanese Buddhist sculpture purportedly begins when emissaries from the Korean kingdom ...

Japanese Ceramics

Richard L. Wilson

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Japanese CeramicsIntroductionFrom its inception in the late 19th century up to the 1970s, modern scholarship in Japanese ceramics was largely bifurcat...

Japanese Literati Painting and Calligraphy

Patricia J. Graham, Frank L. Chance

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Japanese Literati Painting and CalligraphyIntroductionLiterati painting in Japan is generally referred to as Bunjinga (literati painting; Ch. Wen ren ...

Jewish Art, Ancient

Mati Meyer

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Jewish Art, AncientIntroductionThe present article considers the visual material of the Jewish world from biblical times through the early Byzantine e...

Jewish Art, Medieval to Early Modern

Katrin Kogman-Appel

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Jewish Art, Medieval to Early ModernIntroductionThe first work of Jewish art to attract scholarly attention toward the end of the nineteenth century w...

Jewish Art, Modern and Contemporary

Maya Balakirsky Katz

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Jewish Art, Modern and ContemporaryIntroductionThis article takes a minimalist approach to the designation of “Jewish” in the category of “Jewish art,...

Jones, Inigo

Vaughan Hart

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Inigo JonesIntroductionInigo Jones (b. 1573–d. 1652) is widely acknowledged to have been England’s most important architect. He was also the single-mo...

Kahlo, Frida

Adriana Zavala

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Frida KahloIntroductionAlthough Frida Kahlo (b. 1907–d. 1954) is one of the world’s most widely recognized artists, that attention is often focused mo...

Katsushika Hokusai

Matthi Forrer

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2020-11-24

Katsushika HokusaiIntroductionWhile the best-known Japanese artwork is the iconic “Great Wave,” less known is that this was a creation of the artist H...

Lastman, Pieter

Amy Golahny

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Pieter LastmanIntroductionAn Amsterdam painter of historical, religious, and mythological subjects, Pieter Pietersz. Lastman (b. 1583–d. 1633) is now ...

Leonardo da Vinci

Frank Zöllner, Sara Taglialagamba

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Leonardo da Vinci Introduction Leonardo da Vinci (b. 1452–d. 1519) ranks alongside Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian as one of the most import...

Luca della Robbia (or the Della Robbia Family)

Catherine Kupiec

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2020-10-28

Luca della Robbia (or the Della Robbia Family)IntroductionFlorentine sculptor Luca della Robbia (b. 1399/1400–d. 1482) is best remembered as the inven...

Luisa Roldán

Cathy Hall-van den Elsen

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2020-08-26

Luisa RoldánIntroductionLuisa Roldán (b. 1652–d. 1706) lived and worked in three Spanish cities, was sculptor to the royal chambers of Kings Carlos II...

Māori Art and Architecture

Ngarino Ellis

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Māori Art and ArchitectureIntroductionMaori art history originates in Te Po/The Darkness when the parents Ranginui/Sky Father and Papatūānuku/Earth Mo...

Markets and Auctions, Art

Noah Horowitz

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Art Markets and Auctions Introduction This article surveys the growing body of literature covering the international art market. Though discus...

Marxism and Art

Andrew Hemingway

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Marxism and Art Introduction Marxism combines a theory of history with a philosophical worldview that aims to transcend the contemplative post...

Maya Art

Mary Miller

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Maya ArtIntroductionFirst documented in a comprehensive form in the 19th century, the art of the pre-hispanic Maya begins with painting, sculpture, an...

Medieval Art and Liturgy (recent approaches)

Eric Palazzo

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Medieval Art and Liturgy (Recent Approaches)IntroductionIn the past decade, research on the relationship between art and liturgy in the Middle Ages ha...

Medieval Art and the Cult of Saints

Elina Gertsman, Dominique DeLuca

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

Medieval Art and the Cult of SaintsIntroductionIt can be said that medieval art, in great part, is predicated on the engagement with the cult of the s...

Medieval Art in Scandinavia, 400-800

Nancy L. Wicker

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Medieval Art in Scandinavia, 400-800IntroductionArt of the four-hundred-year period in Scandinavia spanning c. 400 to c. 800 ce begins with the close ...

Medieval Textiles

Elizabeth Coatsworth, Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Medieval TextilesIntroductionThe decorative and pictorial properties of dress and furnishing textiles, and their power to express group identity, fash...

Meiji Painting

Victoria Weston

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2020-06-24

Meiji PaintingIntroductionThe Meiji period (1868–1912) is a watershed moment in Japan’s long history, marking a shift from indigenous governance organ...

Merovingian Period Art

Genevra Kornbluth

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Merovingian Period ArtIntroductionStrictly understood, “Merovingian” refers to a ruling dynasty among the Franks, and some scholars use the term in th...

Moche Art

Margaret A. Jackson

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Moche ArtIntroductionThe Moche of the North Coast of Peru (c. 100–800 ce) are well known for having produced artworks of impressive technical virtuosi...

Modern Sculpture

Caterina Y. Pierre

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Modern SculptureIntroductionModern sculpture is historically defined as sculpture beginning with the work of Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) and ending with...

Monet, Claude

Steven Z. Levine

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Claude MonetIntroductionClaude Monet (b. 1840–d. 1926) is the artist most closely associated with the term “Impressionism.” His paintings are among th...

Museums in Australia

Christopher Marshall, Georgina S. Walker

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Museums in AustraliaIntroductionThe collecting of Australian natural history and Indigenous artifacts predates by centuries the introduction of formal...

Museums of Art in the West

Daniel J. Sherman

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Museums of Art in the WestIntroductionArt museums, their antecedents, and, related exhibition spaces have produced texts of various kinds—catalogues, ...

Nasca Art

Donald A. Proulx

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Nasca ArtIntroductionThe Nasca culture emerged on the south coast of Peru during the Early Intermediate period, dating from about 100 bce to 650 ce. I...

Native North American Art, Pre-Contact

David W. Penney

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Native North American Art, Pre-Contact Introduction The art history of Native North America as a discipline is young, but an art history of pr...

Nazi Looting of Art

Jonathan Petropoulos, Nicholas Sage

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Nazi Looting of ArtIntroductionAdolf Hitler and the Nazis were not only the most systematic mass murderers in history, they were also history’s greate...

New Media Art

Oliver Grau

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

New Media ArtIntroductionNew Media Art is a comprehensive term that encompasses art forms that are either produced, modified, and transmitted by means...

New Spain, Art and Architecture

Clara Bargellini

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Art and Architecture of New Spain Introduction Art and architecture have been discussed since the 16th century in New Spain. Following the int...

Olmec Art

Rex Koontz

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Olmec Art Introduction The Olmec art style was the major prestige style of Ancient Mesoamerica between c. 1,500 bce and 400 bce, or much of th...

Pacific Art, Contemporary

Caroline Vercoe

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Contemporary Pacific ArtIntroductionPacific art and visual culture spans a rich and varied body of objects, dance forms, song, painting, and sculptura...

Palladio, Andrea

Bruce Boucher

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Andrea Palladio Introduction Andrea Palladio (b. 1508–d. 1580) is one of the most influential architects the Western world has produced. Over ...

Parthenon, The

Barbara A. Barletta

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

The Parthenon Introduction The Parthenon, executed between 447 and 432 bce and dedicated in 438 bce, initiated the Periclean building program ...

Performance Art

Kristine Stiles

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Performance Art Introduction This article offers a wide range of resources for understanding the rich genealogy of global performance art that...

Perspective from the Renaissance to Post-Modernism, Historiography of Linear

Samuel Y. Edgerton

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Historiography of Linear Perspective from the Renaissance to Post-ModernismIntroductionMany of the issues discussed in this article were raised nearly...

Peter Paul Rubens

Elizabeth Honig, Ulrich Heinen

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2020-09-24

Peter Paul RubensIntroductionPeter Paul Rubens (b. 1577–d. 1640) was an extraordinary figure who inhabited, effected, and even defined many aspects of...

Philip II and El Escorial

Jesús Escobar

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Philip II and El EscorialIntroductionNo building occupies as central a place in the architectural history of Spain than San Lorenzo el Real de El Esco...

Photography, History of

Kelley Wilder

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

History of Photography Introduction The history of photography is a diffuse, interdisciplinary area of study written from numerous fields such...

Pollock, Jackson

Pepe Karmel

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Jackson Pollock Introduction There is a critical consensus that Jackson Pollock was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, but there...

Polychrome Sculpture in Early Modern Spain

Ilenia Colón Mendoza

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Polychrome Sculpture in Early Modern SpainIntroductionPolychrome sculpture forms a cornerstone of the religious art produced in Spain in the early mod...

Postmodern Architecture

K. Michael Hays

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Postmodern ArchitectureIntroductionThe concept of postmodernism finds its definitive articulation in architecture, even though postmodern thought far ...

Pre-Hispanic Art of Columbia

Alessia Frassani

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Pre-Hispanic Art of ColombiaIntroductionThe art history of Pre-Hispanic Colombia hardly exists. Western categories for what may constitute “art” only ...

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