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Art Theory in Europe to 1800

Robert Williams.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 19268 words.

Understood in the most broadly inclusive sense, the term “art theory” indicates any serious thought about the nature of art: such thought might be expressed in the form of a philosophical...

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Historiography of South Asian Art

Frederick Asher.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 12476 words.

Art has been produced in South Asia for approximately forty-five hundred years. Art history, however, is much more recent in South Asia. Although some historians consider various texts...

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Giotto di Bondone

Mark Sandona and Anne Derbes.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 14558 words.

Giotto di Bondone is universally acknowledged to be an artist of surpassing genius, celebrated for his extraordinary ability to reimagine familiar narratives and to render them afresh, and...

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Romanesque

Kirk Ambrose.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 9710 words.

Coined at the turn of the 19th century to signal a perceived Roman aspect to architecture of the 11th and 12th centuries, Romanesque is today a contested term, with some scholars preferring...

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Art of the Aztec Empire

Cecelia F. Klein.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 21762 words.

Intensive scholarly study of Aztec art began in the 19th century and accelerated dramatically in the last one hundred years. Initially, it was concerned primarily with identifying the...

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Chicana/o Art

Constance Cortez.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 8908 words.

The history of Chicana/o art is a relatively new field. The emergence of scholarly treatments of Chicana/o art—art produced by American artists of Mexican descent who self-identify as...

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Historiography of Linear Perspective from the Renaissance to Post-Modernism

Samuel Y. Edgerton.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 21720 words.

Many of the issues discussed in this article were raised nearly ninety years ago by Erwin Panofsky in his seminal essay, Die Perspektive als symbolische Form, published originally in 1927...

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Andrea Palladio

Bruce Boucher.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 9444 words.

Andrea Palladio (b. 1508–d. 1580) is one of the most influential architects the Western world has produced. Over a career of five decades, he redefined the style and nature of the...

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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Clare Robertson.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 8149 words.

Michelangelo Merisi (b. 1571–d. 1610), generally known from his birthplace in Lombardy as Caravaggio, was one of the founders of the baroque style. He continues to fascinate both for the...

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Auguste Rodin

Bernard Barryte.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 12728 words.

Prolific, inventive, and influential, Auguste Rodin (b. 12 November 1840–d. 17 November 1917) outlived the controversies provoked by his innovations and died as the most famous artist of...

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