Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Grove Art Online Updates.

A major new thematic essay, Spirituality and Art, traces the spiritual role of art throughout the world, exploring subjects as various as the pyramids, still-life painting and contemporary installation art. It also highlights a wealth of Grove Art Online content beyond artists' biographies such as essays Religion and art, Shamanism, the Sublime, Jewish art, Native North American art and more. The article is available at http://www.groveart.com/grove-owned/art/spirituality_public.html.

Over 80 articles have been updated with new bibliography, death dates and textual revisions to reflect new scholarship in the field of art history. These include articles on Patrick Caulfield, Pieter Claesz, Al Held, Ed Paschke and Baltazard Solvyns. A full list of updated articles is available at http://www.groveart.com/grove-owned/art/january2006.html.

Grove Art Online also continues to expand its image offerings and they have added over 400 new images to the text of major articles such as Ancient Near East, Early Christian and Byzantine, Etruscan, Helladic, Mesopotamia and Ancient Rome. Grove Art Online now displays over 2,500 key images in art history in the text of frequently consulted articles. A selection of illustrated articles is available at http://www.groveart.com/grove-owned/art/illustrations.html.

To gain access to Grove Art Online outside of SPC Libraries, visit Library Online at http://www.spcollege.edu/central/libonline/ and click on the "Articles and Databases" link. Contact a librarian for current username and password. Once authenticated, a link to Grove Art Online can be found in the “Arts, Literature & Humanities” section located on the right-hand side of the web page.

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