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Art History

Edited by Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann.

P ublished online January 2014 .

Research Guide. Subjects: History of Art.

Made up of a rapidly expanding range of articles written by distinguished international scholars, this dynamic, continuously updated online resource offers exclusive authoritative research...

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Romanticism

Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer.

in Art History

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 11242 words.

Romanticism is a European-born cultural movement whose precise national, geographic, and chronological boundaries, as well as precise aesthetic properties, are among the most difficult to...

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Historiography of European Art

Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 11786 words.

The visual arts and architecture have been discussed in Europe since classical Antiquity. While several earlier Greek authors are known to have written on these subjects, the first...

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South Asian Architecture and Sculpture, 13th to 18th Centuries

Catherine Asher.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 9165 words.

By the 13th century, the South Asian subcontinent was populated by diverse ethnic and religious groups and the land was divided into multiple kingdoms. Hindus, those adhering to Brahmanical...

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Jacques-Louis David

Dorothy Johnson.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 9408 words.

Jacques-Louis David (b. 1748–d. 1825) was the most famous and influential artist of his time in France and one of the most eminent throughout Europe. His career spanned several tumultuous...

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Qing Dynasty Painting

Claudia Brown.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 17867 words.

The Qing (Ch’ing, 1644–1911) period covers nearly three hundred years of China’s history, a long period by any standard, and yet modern scholars have been slow to recognize its importance...

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Greek Art and Architecture

Richard Neer.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 9910 words.

Greek art is one of the oldest subjects in humanistic study and it is impossible to provide a deep, historical overview of the topic. The present article is, instead, a guide to current...

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Art Markets and Auctions

Noah Horowitz.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 11628 words.

This article surveys the growing body of literature covering the international art market. Though discussions about collecting and patronage are as old as the market itself, the academic...

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Contemporary Art

Terry Smith.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 19527 words.

As an art-critical or historical category––one that might designate a style of art, a tendency among others, or a period in the history of art––“contemporary art” is relatively recent. In...

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Chimú Art and Architecture

Joanne Pillsbury.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 5028 words.

The Chimú culture flourished on what is now the north coast of Peru from around ad 1000 to c. 1470, when the polity was conquered by the Inca. The Chimú state, sometimes referred to in the...

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