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Activist and Socially Engaged Art

Grant Kester

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2021-01-12

Activist and Socially Engaged ArtIntroductionThe terms “activist” or “socially engaged” art (used interchangeably throughout this article) refer to ar...

Adornment, Dress, and African Arts of the Body

Victoria L. Rovine

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Adornment, Dress, and African Arts of the BodyIntroductionAfrican clothing and body adornment is a complex subject that incorporates countless media a...

Alessandro Algardi

Maarten Delbeke

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2022-11-29

Alessandro AlgardiIntroductionAlready during his relatively short period of activity, Alessandro Algardi (b. 1598–d. 1654) was deemed a sculptor on pa...

Ancient Egyptian Art

Gay Robins

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Ancient Egyptian ArtIntroductionThe modern Western category of “art,” itself notoriously difficult to define, had no direct equivalent in ancient Egyp...

Ancient Pueblo (Anasazi) Art

James Farmer

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Ancient Pueblo (Anasazi) ArtIntroductionThe Ancient Pueblo (aka, “Anasazi”) tradition ranged between c. 500 bce and 1600 ce in the American Southwest....

Angkor and Environs

Dawn F. Rooney

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Angkor and EnvironsIntroductionAngkor is the name of an ancient kingdom and capital of the Khmer Empire in northwestern Cambodia that flourished from ...

Art and Archaeology of the Bronze Age in China

Robert Thorp

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Art and Archaeology of the Bronze Age in ChinaIntroduction“China” here designates much but not all of China Proper or Inner China, terrain controlled ...

Art and Architecture in the Medieval Kingdom of Hungary

Zsombor Jékely

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Art and Architecture in the Medieval Kingdom of HungaryIntroductionThe Kingdom of Hungary was established in 1000 with the coronation of Stephen as th...

Art and Propaganda

Evonne Levy

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Art and PropagandaIntroductionThe rise of the propaganda production in World War I coincided with art history’s consolidation as a discipline. Immedia...

Art of Medieval Iberia

Tom Nickson

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

Art of Medieval IberiaIntroductionIberia’s medieval history has traditionally been understood in relation to a series of key events: 711–714, when Mus...

Art of the Crusader Period in the Levant

Richard A. Leson

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Art of the Crusader Period in the LevantIntroductionHow to characterize the art and architecture of those Western settlers who arrived in the Levant i...

Art of the Dogon

Kate Ezra, Jessica Hurd

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Art of the DogonIntroductionThe Dogon people live in one of West Africa’s most spectacular landscapes, a row of cliffs known as the Bandiagara Escarpm...

Art of the Mamluks

Karen R. Mathews

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Art of the MamluksIntroductionThe Mamluk dynasty (1250–1517) was a unique political power in the eastern Mediterranean in the late Middle Ages. The su...

Art of the Plains Peoples

Steven Leuthold

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Art of the Plains PeoplesIntroductionPlains Indian art is a varied subject with a long history of scholarship and collecting both by private individua...

Artemisia Gentileschi

Sheila ffolliott

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Artemisia GentileschiIntroductionIn the expanding scholarship on Artemisia Gentileschi (b. 1593–d. c. 1654), accounts of her accomplishments and succe...

Arts of Senegambia

Peter Mark

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Arts of SenegambiaIntroductionSenegambia, strictly speaking, comprises the nations of Senegal and The Gambia, although southern Senegal and the adjace...

Arts of the Pacific Islands

Susan Cochrane

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Arts of the Pacific IslandsIntroductionThis article treats the arts of the Pacific Islands, often referred to in literature as Oceanic art. In geograp...

Assyrian Art and Architecture

Paul Collins, Talah Anderson

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Assyrian Art and ArchitectureIntroductionAncient Assyrian art and architecture has been the subject of scholarly interest, analysis, and debate since ...

Australian Aboriginal Art

Greg Lehman, Susan Lowish, Ian McLean

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Australian Aboriginal ArtIntroductionOutside Australia, “Australian art” is often taken to mean Indigenous art produced in remote regions of the conti...

Aztec Empire, Art of the

Cecelia F. Klein

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Art of the Aztec Empire ...

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