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Grove Art Online

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
  • Regular updates containing new and revised articles, and special features
  • Over 45,000 signed articles on every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day: from Palaeolithic cave and rock art to the work of Frida Kahlo and Damien Hirst
  • More than 26 million words covering the fine arts (painting, sculpture, and architecture) and the decorative arts (ceramics, textiles, jewellery, interior design, furniture, glass, metalwork, and more)
  • Over 2,000 art images and line drawings displayed in the text of articles plus over 40,000 image links to museums and other art sites
  • More than 21,000 biographies (of artists, architects, patrons, collectors, dealers, theorists, writers, and scholars) which can be searched by birth/death dates, place, nationality and occupation (in addition to name)
  • Extensive coverage of World Art: unparalleled depth of information covering the civilisations and cultures of Africa, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Mongolia, China, India, the Islamic World, Japan, Korea, Europe, North America, South America, Pacific and Aboriginal Australia, Pre-Columbian America, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and the Ancient Near East
  • Over 500,000 bibliographical citations
  • A full range of search and browse options, and one-click cross-referencing

To use Grove Art Online (opens in a new window), you must enter your enter Dorset library card number, prefaced by DORSET e.g. DORSET001234567A.

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