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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...

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

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

Subject: Art History »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

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

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 ...

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 Architecture Introduction Byzantine art and architecture may be defined as the artistic production of the eastern Mediterran...

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...

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