Monday, February 13, 2006

Grove Art Upgrade

We're delighted to announce that the latest update to Grove Art Online is now available at

A major new thematic essay, Spirituality and Art, traces the spiritual role of art throughout the world, exploring subjects as various as the pyramids, still-life painting and contemporary installation art. It also highlights a wealth of Grove Art Online content beyond artists' biographies such as essays Religion and art, Shamanism, the Sublime, Jewish art, Native North American art and more. The article is available at

Over 80 articles have been updated with new bibliography, death dates and textual revisions to reflect new scholarship in the field of art history. These include articles on Patrick Caulfield, Pieter Claesz, Al Held, Ed Paschke and Baltazard Solvyns. A full list of updated articles is available at

Grove Art Online also continues to expand its image offerings and we have added over 400 new images to the text of major articles such as Ancient Near East, Early Christian and Byzantine, Etruscan, Helladic, Mesopotamia and Ancient Rome. We now display over 2,500 key images in art history in the text of frequently consulted articles. A selection of illustrated articles is available at

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