About Oxford Art Online
Access information on all forms of fine arts and artists including architecture, design, fashion and crafts. Includes a range of New Zealand and Pacific content.
Oxford Art Online is a gateway through which users can access Oxford’s premier art content. It contains:
- Grove Art Online
- Scholarly art encyclopedia covering all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art;
- The Oxford Companion to Western Art
- Provides coverage of artists and their work, art movements, theory, and criticism;
- The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
- Explanations of art terms from abstract art to zincograph;
- Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
- Explores the core issues of aesthetics and offers informative overviews of related fields.
Users can choose to view biographies, subject entries, or images when searching or browsing. Images include the most frequently studied works of art, from Picasso’s Guernica to Warhol’s Soup Cans. Thousands of images of works of art, maps, and line drawings are available. Also included are time lines of world art, designed to provide an overview of important moments in art history and the visual arts. Covering six geographic regions across the globe from 30,000 BC to the present, these illustrated time lines highlight a range of movements from Pre-Columbian sculpture to Pop art.