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ARTH 276: Studies in Western Art II

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Art cyclopedia

Modern and Contemporary Artists and Art - Major modern and contemporary visual artists

Oxford Art Online

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Covers biographies, criticism, country surveys, artistic styles and movements, art forms, subject matter and iconography, and techniques.

Information is drawn from Grove Art, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

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Oxford Reference Online

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This resource covers many subjects, including art, architecture, and religion. Reference works such as the Oxford Dictionary of  the Christian Church, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, the Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture, and the Oxford Dictionary of Art, Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World,  are a few of the many titles available.

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  • Search for Parkett, an important source for international contemporary artists, whose oeuvre is explored in several essays by leading writers and critics.