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Benezit Dictionary of Artists

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Art; Biographical Studies.

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Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

Edited by Pamela Kember.

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Art. 4707 pages. 713152 words.

Over 4,700 entries

The Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists consists of more than 4,700 entries on Asian artists representing all regions of the continent, including the Middle...

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François Anguier

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(b Eu, c.1604; d Paris, 9 Aug. 1669) and

(b Eu, c.1613; d Paris, 11 July 1686).

French sculptors, brothers, who stood somewhat apart from the mainstream, which in the ...

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Anguier brothers

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French sculptors. François (c. 1604–69) and Michel (1612–86) were both in Rome in the 1640s. There they came under the influence of Algardi, and it was his moderate and dignified ...

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Sofonisba Anguissola

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(b Cremona, c.1535; bur. Palermo, 16 Nov. 1625).

Italian painter, mainly of portraits, one of six painter sisters from an aristocratic family in Cremona, where she studied with...

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Eleanor Antin

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(1935– )

American Performance and multimedia artist, born in New York. Her work, which frequently addresses specifically feminist issues, has constantly told of real and invented...

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Antinous

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A representation in sculpture of the beautiful youth of this name who was a favourite of the emperor Hadrian. After Antinous was drowned while accompanying Hadrian up the Nile in ad 130 his...

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antimacassar

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A protective covering for the back of chairs and sofas, used to prevent macassar hair oil staining upholstery. It originated in the early 19th century with the introduction of hair oil in...

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Antipodeans

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The name adopted by a group of Australian painters (Arthur Boyd was the best known) who held an exhibition in Melbourne in 1959; the catalogue contained a manifesto of their aims and ideas,...

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antique

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Pertaining to Graeco-Roman Antiquity, or the Classical civilizations of the Graeco-Roman world.

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