The multi-award winning Grove Art Online is the ultimate authority on all aspects of the visual arts worldwide, from prehistory to the present day.

Grove Art Online offers:

  • the full text of the acclaimed 34-volume Dictionary of Art plus the Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics 
  • over 45,000 specially commissioned articles on every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day, from Paleolithic cave art to the work of Frida Kahlo and Damien Hirst 
  • 28,000 biographies – from painters and patrons to critics and curators, with relevant links through to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (for subscribers) 
  • extensive coverage of the fine arts (painting, sculpture and architecture) and the decorative arts (ceramics, textiles, jewelry, interior design, furniture, glass, metalwork and more) 
  • unparalleled depth of information about world art covering the civilisations and cultures of Africa, Asia, the Islamic world, Europe, North and South America, Pacific and Aboriginal Australia 
  • over 40,000 links to images and other web resources, plus an expanding range of embedded images which appear as thumbnails in the text of articles 
  • learning resources and timelines which provide invaluable support for teachers and students, plus extensive lists of additional research resources 
  • over 500,000 bibliographical citations 
  • a full range of search and browse options, and one-click cross-referencing 
  • new and revised articles added on a regular basis 

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If you wish to subscribe, first take a look at the Model Licence. To obtain pricing and for further information or to request a free trial contact:

Ged Welford
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